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K-State Pinnacle honor society inducts new members

Monday, April 28, 2008

MANHATTAN -- Twenty-nine Kansas State University students were inducted into the Pinnacle Honor Society at the 2008 Adult and Distance Education Recognition and Honor Ceremony April 21 in the K-State Alumni Center ballroom.

The Pinnacle Honor Society is a national honor society for nontraditional students who have at least a 3.0 grade point average. Inductees show a record of excellence in leadership, scholarship and service and receive life membership and a credential recognized for quality and selectivity by graduate programs, institutions and professional fields.

Inductees were presented with certificates and honorary pins by K-State's Duane Nellis, provost; Carla Jones, assistant vice president, student life; and Nancy Bolson, director of adult student services.

This year's Pinnacle inductees include:

Morgan Lillich, junior in philosophy, Alta Vista.

From Fort Riley: Magan Harrell, senior in elementary education; Sarah Plevinski, senior in dietetics; Tara Reinhardt, senior in elementary education; Kara Ruark, senior in psychology; and Candy Tryggestad, senior in family studies and human services.

Jamie Macke, senior in English, Junction City; Kevin Makin, sophomore in personal financial planning, Lenexa; Antonio Asebedo, senior in humanities, Leonardville.

From Manhattan: Sani Abubakar, senior in geography; Caroline Addair, senior in elementary education; Lindsay Ahalt, senior in biology and premedicine; Kaycie Baxley, sophomore in animal sciences and industry; Shannon Clauss, senior in education-modern languages; Audra Doak, senior in education-social studies; Robin Edmunds, senior in education-English; Janet Guvele, senior in social work; Thanh Hampton, senior in psychology; Cheri Lee, senior in history; Yuan-Chao Lee, senior in art; Nicole Meinhardt, senior in electrical engineering; Skilar Nonamaker, senior in social work; Hilary Rombeck, senior in dietetics; and Kelsey Thomas, junior in family studies and human services.

Tracey Welsh, senior in elementary education, Silver Lake; Megan Morgan, senior in elementary education, Wamego; and Traci Davies, sophomore in animal sciences and industry, Wichita.

From out of state: Kyle Casey, sophomore in political science, New London, Mo.; and McKenzie Woods, junior in accounting, Madison, Wis.

Additional information about the Pinnacle Honor Society is online at: http://www.dce.k-state.edu/students/pinnacle and includes a message board and a virtual reception area to post messages to this year's inductees.

For more information about K-State distance education, contact the Division of Continuing Education at 1-800-622-2578 or informationdce@k-state.edu.

Source: Melinda Sinn, 785-532-5888, sinnpio@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Rosanna Vail, 785-532-2720, rvail@k-state.edu

This article was posted on Monday, April 28, 2008, and is filed under Family Studies & Human Services, Hospitality Management.