Students, faculty members and alumni were honored during UNL's annual Ivy Day ceremonies April 2.
The event, co-sponsored by Mortar Board and the Innocents Society, recognizes the outstanding contribution of students selected to serve in the two organizations, as well as the achievements of current members and notable underclassmen and seniors.
Ceremonies were at the Nebraska Champions Club. The event concluded with the traditional planting of the ivy by the 2011-12 presidents of the socieities, Alex Brodersen of Coleridge for the Mortar Boards and Callie Helms of Sioux Falls, S.D., for the Innocents Society.
University of Nebraska Regent Tim Clare gave the keynote address.
Honorary memberships in the Innocents Society were presented to Clare; David Forsythe, emeritus professor of political science; and David Jones, professor of biological systems engineering.
Honorary Mortar Board memberships were presented to Kathryn Christensen, professor of practice in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications; and Roger Wehrbein, former Nebraska state senator.
The Innocents Society inducts 13 new members each spring, with selection based on leadership, scholarship and service to the university and greater community. The Innocents Society was founded in 1903 to promote the spirit of the university and is the chancellor's senior honorary. It is not affiliated with any national organization.
New members of Mortar Board are tapped into the Black Masque Chapter each spring by Mortar Boarders wearing black masks and robes. The 20 new members were selected on the basis of outstanding scholarship, leadership and service to the university and community.
New members of Mortar Board and their majors are:
Cayla Berry, secondary education;
Tom Brockhoft, Mortar Board, biochemistry
Jordan Broekhuis, music-piano performance;
Alex Brodersen, president, forensic science/pre-medicine;
Emily Cook, biological sciences/pre-physician's assistant;
Jennifer Dannehl, agricultural economics;
Kristen Drvol, food science and technology;
Anne Gates, speech-language pathology;
Suzanne Higgins, biological systems engineering/pre-medicine;
Tyler Hitchler, nutrition science/pre-medicine;
Jamison Jensen, secondary education;
Lauren Jewell, actuarial science;
Nicole Littlejohn, secondary education;
Jorden Mills, nutrition science/pre-medicine;
Emily Nohr, news-editorial and broadcasting;
Lauren Perry, speech-language pathology/pre-physical therapy;
Erin Reynoldson, advertising and public relations;
Reid Roemmich, secondary business education;
Tony Schukei, landscape architecture;
Alicia Walz, nursing.
Rebecca Bonnett, history and secondary Spanish education;
Lane Carr, history and political science;
Callie Helms, president, economics and sociology;
Matt Hilgenkamp, accounting;
Stephanie Lee, nutrition science,
Jeffrey Lopez, chemical engineering;
Lukas Mueller, Innocents, biochemistry/pre-medicine
Matthew Norris, mechanical engineering;
Jacob Schlange, international studies and political science;
Emily Schlichting, political science and communications studies;
Elizabeth Sutton, international studies;
Alex Warneke, mechanical engineering;
Laura Wirth, industrial engineering.
- Tom Simons, University Communications
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