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K-State's Pinnacle honor society welcomes more than 50 new members

Thursday, May 3, 2007

MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's chapter of the Pinnacle Honor Society gained more than 50 new members at an induction reception April 23.

Pinnacle is a national honor society for nontraditional students who are juniors or above and have at least a 3.0 grade point average.

The ceremony included congratulatory remarks by K-State's Elizabeth Unger, vice provost for academic services and technology and dean of continuing education; Carla Jones, assistant vice president and senior associate dean of student life; and Nancy Bolson, director of adult student services.

Inductees also will be recognized in the online virtual ceremony created by K-State's Division of Continuing Education at http://www.dce.k-state.edu/pinnacle/

The Web site includes an introductory letter from Frank Julian, president of the national honor society, as well as a virtual ceremony with remarks from Unger and Jones, a message board and an online reception area.

New K-State members of Pinnacle include:

Roman Stec, senior in arts and sciences-open option, Atchison; Nicolette Yelverton, senior in social science, Augusta; Debra Hofer, senior in dietetics, Cedar; Phillip Dye, senior in history, Fort Riley; Vickie Brown, senior in pre-journalism and mass communications, Galesburg; Micah Janzen, senior in English, Geneseo; Katrina Halpain, senior in social work, Gypsum; Natasha Hardcastle, senior in early childhood education, Hoisington.

From Junction City: Maria Cunningham, senior in dietetics; Elisha Fields, senior in elementary education; and Leyda Ramirez, junior in general business administration.

From Manhattan: Cheryl Bouray, senior in family studies and human services; Omar Branch, senior in psychology; Lori Byers, senior in education-art; Angeline Chapes, senior in life sciences; Angela Connell, senior in psychology; Stephanie Coovert, senior in management; Tracy DeWitt, junior in nuclear engineering; Erin Dittman, junior in family studies and human services; Shawn Finan, senior in sociology; Karla Givens, senior in family studies and human services; Tatyana Gridneva, senior in music education; Ethan Hunt, senior in electrical engineering; Chan Ki Kim, senior in management; Jessica Nadal, senior in elementary education; Robert Odle, senior in horticulture; Lynnette Ratzlaff, senior in fine arts; Sara Rutledge, senior in finance; Serina Sutterlin, senior in family studies and human services; Cameron Tross, junior in architecture; Walter Webster, senior in education-social studies; and Georganne Wilcox White, senior in interior design.

Jeffrey Ballantine, senior in education-art, and Benjamin Dean, senior in management information systems, both of Ogden; Jennifer Augustine, senior in technology management, Salina; Ronnie Adkins, junior in family studies and human services, and Stacey Mataczynski, junior in animal sciences and industry, both of St. George; Rebecca Hintz, senior in dietetics, Topeka.

From Wichita: James Baker, junior in pre-professional business administration; Natalie Francel, senior in music education; and David G. Snodgrass, junior in dietetics.

From out-of-state: Marcus A. Groeneveld, senior in general business administration, Monrovia, Calif.; Vibeke Borgia, senior in dietetics, Norwalk, Conn.; Shane Johannes, senior in general business administration, Huxley, Iowa; Jamie Rasmussen, senior in dietetics, Fort Meade, Md.; Nathan Smit, senior in food science and industry, Albert Lea, Minn.; Marissa Alexander, senior in animal sciences and industry, Kansas City, Mo.; Kevin Byrne, senior in food science and industry, Ridgewood, N.Y.; James Herbel, senior in general business administration, Hooker, Okla.; Cynthia Kempke, senior in pre-professional business administration, Lewisville, Texas; and Christine Krimmer, senior in dietetics, Milwaukee, Wis.

Source: Melinda Sinn, 785-532-5888, sinnpio@k-state.edu
Editor's note: Natasha Hardcastle is a graduate of Ellinwood High School.
News release prepared by: Rosanna Vail, 785-532-2720, rvail@k-state.edu

This article was posted on Thursday, May 3, 2007, and is filed under Family Studies & Human Services, Hospitality Management.