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University of Iowa News Release

 

Jan. 24, 2008

UI students elected to Phi Beta Kappa membership

Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduates in the liberal arts and sciences, has inducted 46 University of Iowa students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The students were elected using the "senior standard," which requires students to complete 100 semester hours of college coursework with at least 60 hours at the UI, maintain a 3.80 UI and cumulative grade point average, and satisfy the foreign language requirement.

Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. More than 15,000 new members are elected each year from 276 chapters across the United States.

EDITORS: This release includes information about an academic honor for a student in your readership area. Students are listed alphabetically according to hometown with Iowa hometowns listed first.

Iowa

BELMOND: Katie Pals, of Belmond, a senior in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences majoring in English and pre-law, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Pals is a 2004 graduate of Belmond-Klemme High School and the daughter of Teresa Pals and Eugene Pals.

BETTENDORF: Kelly Stavnes, of Bettendorf, a senior in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences majoring in journalism and English, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Stavnes is a 2004 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School and the daughter of John and Mary Stavnes.

BURLINGTON: Kahri Anderson, of Burlington, a December 2007 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a bachelor's degree in elementary education, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Anderson is a 2004 graduate of Burlington Community High School and the daughter of Jerry and Julie Anderson.

CEDAR FALLS: Shajia Ahmad, of Cedar Falls, a senior in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences majoring in journalism and mass communication and international studies was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Ahmad is a 2004 graduate of Cedar Falls High School and the daughter of Jalaluddin Ahmad and Kanij Rasul.

CLIVE: Barrett Anderson, of Clive, a senior in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences majoring in economics and political science and minoring in history, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Anderson is a 2004 graduate of Valley High School and the son of Fred and Vicki Anderson.

DAVENPORT: Alissa Coussens, of Davenport, a senior in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences majoring in music education, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Coussens is a 2004 graduate of Central High School and the daughter of Cliff and Sarah Coussens.

DES MOINES: Bridget Hill, of Des Moines, a junior majoring in music performance and French in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Hill is a 2005 graduate of Roosevelt High School and the daughter and step daughter of Deborah Hill-Davis and Todd Davis.

DES MOINES: Shannon M. Wenck, of Des Moines, a senior in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences majoring in history and Spanish and minoring in sociology and Latin American studies, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Wenck is a 2004 graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School and the daughter of Thomas and Laura Wenck and David and Michelle Lewis.

DUBUQUE: Matthew Becker, of Dubuque, a senior in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences majoring in Spanish and linguistics, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Becker is a 2004 graduate of Dubuque Senior High School and the son of Francis and Jill Becker.

ELKADER: Elaine Bossard, of Elkader, a senior in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences majoring in psychology and sociology, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Bossard is a 2004 graduate of Central Community High School and the daughter of Bruce and Betty Landis.

IOWA CITY: Andrew Ketterer, of Iowa City, a senior in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences majoring in German, philosophy, and pre-medicine, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Ketterer is a 2004 graduate of Iowa City High School and the son of Robert and Margaret Ketterer.

IOWA CITY: Nathan Mueller, of Iowa City, who graduated with honors in December 2007 from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a bachelor's degree in political science, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Mueller is a 2004 graduate of City High School and is the son of Michael and Glenda Mueller.

NEW HAMPTON: Kiara (Kriener) Arwine, a December 2007 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a bachelor's degree in international studies, Spanish, and international business and a minor in political science, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Arwine is a graduate of New Hampton High School and the daughter of Clarence Kriener.

OELWEIN: Sandy Imoehl, of Oelwein, a senior in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences majoring in biology, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Imoehl is a 2004 graduate of Oelwein High School and the daughter of Kevin & Sue Imoehl.

OSAGE: Amanda Hollatz, of Osage, a senior in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences majoring in psychology and minoring in sociology and human relations, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Hollatz is a 2004 graduate of Osage Community High School and the daughter of Bob and Colleen Hollatz.

WAUKON: Jill Folsom, of Waukon, a senior in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences majoring in elementary education, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Folsom is a 2004 graduate of Waukon High School and the daughter of Dave and Janet Schoeberlein.

VENTURA: Ryan Kaduce, of Ventura, a senior in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences majoring in linguistics and anthropology, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Kaduce is a 2004 graduate of Ventura High School and the son of Dawn and Jeff Kaduce.

WEST DES MOINES: Brett Messenger, of West Des Moines, a senior majoring in music education and trumpet performance in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Messenger is a 2004 graduate of Valley High School and the son of David and Kelly Messenger.

Wisconsin

DELAVAN: Georgia Finley, of Delavan, a December 2007 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a bachelor's degree in English and a minor in Japanese, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Finley is a 2004 graduate of Delavan Darien High School and the daughter of John and Cindy Finley.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

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