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Non-traditional students inducted into honor society

Friday, June 7, 2013

Human Ecology students at Kansas State University were among the 77 inducted into the Pinnacle Honor Society, a non-traditional student honor society with members from more than 150 institutions across the U.S.

The students, from throughout the nation, are:

Aimee Fowler, junior in family studies and human services; Ashley MacKinnon, senior in dietetics; Daina Bitters, senior in human ecology; Cynthia Arias-Dowling, senior in dietetics; Katie Breese, senior in family studies and human services; Yong-Kyu Lee, senior in interior design; Jennifer Peelen, junior in family studies and human services; Whitney Jarvis, senior in public health nutrition;

Monica Baltazor, senior in family studies and human services; Claudia Quezada-Commerford, junior in family studies and human services; Cheryl Red, senior in public health nutrition; Pamela Lund, senior in dietetics, Jill Clodefelter-Mason, senior in dietetics; Anne Pitts, senior in dietetics; Kimberly Yawitz, senior in dietetics; Kimberly Woodyard, senior in dietetics;

Cristy Riley, senior in dietetics; Melissa Forney, senior in dietetics; Tami McKay, senior in dietetics; Aimee Pitchford, senior in dietetics; Cathy Harrelson, senior in human ecology; Julie Adams, senior in dietetics; Brain Verwoerd, junior in dietetics; John McWhorter, junior in dietetics; Nicole Sullivan, senior in family studies and human services; Rebecca Sharpe, senior in dietetics; Kenneth Roberts, senior in dietetics; and Kathy Fuchs, senior in dietetics.

"For the past several years, our non-traditional student population has been increasing, as has the number of non-traditional students earning recognition for their academic achievements," said Suzanne Lueker, director of non-traditional and veteran student services at the university.

To be eligible to join the university's chapter of Pinnacle, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be of at least junior standing and have demonstrated a record of excellence in leadership, scholarship and service.

"Many of our university's non-traditional students have the challenging task of balancing family, career and education. It's very rewarding to have the opportunity to honor their efforts and achievements," Lueker said.

More information about the honor society can be found at: http://www.dce.k-state.edu/students/pinnacle/.

 Prepared by University communications and marketing and Human Ecology communications

This article was posted on Friday, June 7, 2013 and is filed under Apparel, Textiles & Interior Design, College News, Family Studies & Human Services, Hospitality Management & Dietetics, Human Nutrition.