WMU News

First students inducted into new Phi Beta Kappa chapter

May 26, 1998

KALAMAZOO -- Eighty-nine students were initiated into Western Michigan University's new chapter of Phi Beta Kappa this spring.

Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most widely recognized academic honor society in the country, seeks to foster and recognize excellence in undergraduate liberal arts and sciences. WMU, which was selected to shelter a Phi Beta Kappa charter this past fall, is one of only 91 public universities in the nation and one of only four public universities in Michigan to be so honored.

Students were selected for the chapter on the basis of general academic qualifications established by the national Phi Beta Kappa organization. WMU's chapter had the opportunity to further define the criteria.

The chapter's selection committee only considered juniors, seniors and doctoral students with high grade point averages who were enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences. Weight was given to the breadth of the candidates' program of study as well as to their knowledge of mathematics and a foreign language. Not more than 2 percent of the junior class, 10 percent of the senior class and 5 percent of doctoral students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences may be elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa.

Students could not apply to the organization. The selection committee made its decisions based on transcript information available through the registrar's office and nominations from faculty members, department chairpersons and deans.

KEY: State, city, student's name, home address, class, major.
Michigan communities are listed first. Other states may be found at the end of the Michigan listings.

MICHIGAN--

BATTLE CREEK-- Rietta W. Hantz, 168 Marjorie, a senior majoring in psychology.

BAY CITY-- Danielle J. Hagaman, 3259 Lauria Road, a senior majoring in criminal justice and public law.

BELLEVILLE-- Darron Schneeberger, 41470 E. Archwood Drive Apt A123, a senior majoring in chemistry.

BELLEVUE-- Nicole C. Ott, 23275 15 Mile Road, a senior majoring in biological sciences.

BLISSFIELD-- Erik B. Nine, 227 N. Quick St., a senior majoring in biomedical sciences.

BRECKENRIDGE-- Jennifer L. Grahek, 486 W. Chestnut St., a senior majoring in political science.

BRIDGMAN-- Michelle Hill, 9757 Toth St., a senior majoring in public history.

CLARKLAKE-- Jessica L. Williams, 7875 N. Shore Drive, a junior majoring in biomedical sciences.

CLARKSTON--
Stacy A. Galazin, 7456 Deer Forest Court, a senior majoring in French and Asian studies.
Allison J. Vallad, 8684 Sunset Cove, a junior majoring in biomedical sciences.

CLINTON TOWNSHIP-- Tracy L. Steffes, 15574 Frederick, a senior majoring in history and political science.

COLOMA-- Kerry L. Hansen, 6764 Bayview Drive, a senior majoring in creative writing and media studies.

COLUMBIAVILLE-- Adam Z. Coté, 111 W. Barnes Lake Road, a senior majoring in biomedical sciences.

DELTON-- Michelle L. Gesmundo, 6741 Island Ave., a senior majoring in geography and political science.

EAST LANSING-- Meghan C. Hunt, 1530 Mount Vernon, a senior majoring in English and Spanish.

EAST TAWAS-- Kail H. Seymour, 510 Emery St., a senior majoring in psychology.

ESCANABA-- Tracy L. Lofquist, 4733 17th Road, a junior majoring in biomedical sciences.

FARMINGTON HILLS-- Kathleen L. Benson, 32342 Nestlewood St., a senior majoring in interpersonal communication.

FOWLER-- Rachel R. Luna, 2835 S. Grange Road, a senior majoring in psychology and sociology.

GRAND BLANC Christy L. Holmes, 9528 Fenhill Drive, a senior majoring in history.

GRAND HAVEN-- Theodore N. Sietsema, 443 Arlington Ave., a senior majoring in field hydrogeology and German.

GRAND LEDGE-- Sarah R. Graeber, 415 Union St., a senior majoring in biomedical sciences.

GRAND RAPIDS-- Michelle D. Skinner, 3742 Camelot Drive S.E., a senior majoring in Spanish.

GRANDVILLE-- Carrie A. Foltice, 4600 Redwing Court, a senior majoring in political science.

GROSSE ILE-- Kara M. Howell, 8586 Stout, a senior majoring in Spanish and international comparative politics.

GROSSE POINTE-- Julianne M.T. Cassin, 1400 Harvard Road, a senior majoring in political science and Spanish.

HOWELL-- Christopher T. Poisson, 216 Norlynn Drive, a senior majoring in mathematics.

IRON MOUNTAIN--Charles P. Smoot, P.O. Box 523, a senior majoring in sociology and psychology.

JACKSON--Heather E. Witherell, 4468 Springbrook Road, a senior majoring in biomedical sciences and psychology.

KALAMAZOO--
Jan R. Aufderheide, 2111 Rambling Road, a senior majoring in biological sciences.
Heather A. Baker, 5576 Lucerne Ave., a junior majoring in English.
Shanda H. Blue, 5050 Beckley Road 2D, a senior majoring in English and women's studies.
Margaret L. Bullard, 544 N. Clarendon, a senior majoring in Spanish and organizational communication.
Linda L. Eroh, 5491 Minuteman Court, a doctoral student studying mathematics.
Brian J. Fuller, 3712 Croyden Ave., a senior majoring in criminal justice and sociology.
Renee N. Gauthier, 4606 Ridgeway Circle L, a senior majoring in English/journalism.
Dana S. Henkel, 614 Charlotte, a senior majoring in biomedical sciences.
Kent E. LaCombe, 1940 Howard S. #451, a senior majoring in history.
Lisa L. Mackinder, 306 W. Candlewyck #1519, a senior majoring in English and history.
Chandler W. Marietta, 213 W. Vine St. #2, a senior majoring in comparative religion.
Melanie M. Pearson, 302 Sabin, a senior majoring in biomedical sciences.
Gary N. Sackett, 6659 Colgrove, a senior majoring in biomedical sciences.
Heather M. Sias, 208 Elm St. #35, a senior majoring in English/creative writing.
Lori L. Smith, 316 S. Drake Road G2, a senior majoring in English/journalism.
Melanie A. Wahlberg, 447 Fairfax Ave., a doctoral student studying mathematics.
Amy M. Watson, 312 S. Drake E7, a senior majoring in biomedical sciences.
Sarah B. Williams, 710 Axtell St., a junior majoring in social psychology.

LANSING-- Jennifer L. Fuentes, 408 Theo Ave., a senior majoring in biomedical sciences.

LAWRENCE-- James R. Hutchins, 42432 C.R. 673, a senior majoring in telecommunications management.

LEXINGTON-- Amy E. Schoenherr, 7769 Lakeview, a senior majoring in chemistry and environmental studies.

LIVONIA--
Ann C. Chiumino, 15624 Sunset, a senior majoring in English and history.
Katherine R. Kucharski, 14380 Knolson, a senior majoring in English/journalism and French.
Christopher A. Meyer, 30720 Hathaway, a senior majoring in English/practical writing.

MONROE-- Stacey L. Craig, 1709 Parkwest Drive Apt. 202, a senior majoring in political science and organizational communication.

MOUNT PLEASANT-- Sarah M. Riley , 1224 South Drive, a senior majoring in public policy.

MUSKEGON-- Stephanie R. Bennett, 3042 Leon, a junior majoring in criminal justice and Spanish.

NEW LOTHROP-- Kyle E. Page, 7145 New Lothrop Road, a senior majoring in computer science.

ORTONVILLE-- Marsha L. Kukuk, 259 Hadley Road, a senior majoring in biomedical sciences.

OSCODA-- Jennifer L. Hook, 6795 Cedarbrook, a junior majoring in sociology and women's studies.

PAW PAW-- Darcy S. Jones, 36199 52nd Ave., a senior majoring in biomedical sciences.

PLYMOUTH--
Jennifer F. Barrett, 1495 Maple, a senior majoring in French, Spanish and political science.
Kelly E. McIlvain, 8925 Ridge Road, a senior majoring in psychology and sociology.

PORT HOPE-- Amy M. Iseler, 4845 Moeller, a senior majoring in criminal justice.

PORT HURON-- Erin C. Nunnold, 1424 17th St., a senior majoring in applied mathematics.

ROCHESTER HILLS-- Heather L. Rogers, 317 Sussex Fair, a senior majoring in psychology.

ROCKFORD-- Sean W. Ratliff, 3284 Ancliff N.E., a senior majoring in religion and sociology.

SAGINAW--
Colleen E. Clemens, 3361 Bramble Drive, a senior majoring in public relations.
Sara L. Van Wormer, 2201 Rolling Green, a senior majoring in psychology.

SCHOOLCRAFT-- Jennifer M. Moon, 5595 W. W Ave., a senior majoring in Spanish.

SPARTA-- Carrie L. Forbes, 118 N. Aspen St., a senior majoring in public history.

STERLING HEIGHTS--
Peter S. Buczkowski, 13661 Charrington, a junior majoring in applied mathematics.
Syrah Imtiaz, 8703 Thornwood Court, a senior majoring in biology.
Joseph C. Perry, 36636 Park Place Drive, a senior majoring in political science and economics.

SWARTZ CREEK-- David M. Morley, 9308 Crafton Drive, a senior majoring in English and broadcast and cable production.

THREE OAKS-- Sally Preece, 805 N. Elm, a senior majoring in sociology.

TRAVERSE CITY-- Lyndsey B. Unkefer, 921 Valley View Drive, a senior majoring in psychology and biomedical sciences.

TROY-- Amanda L. Mazur, 518 Folkstone, a senior majoring in environmental studies and psychology.

UTICA-- Amy R. Lange, 56652 Portsmouth, a senior majoring in psychology and sociology.

VICKSBURG-- Kathryn M. Stafinski, 3800 E. V Ave., a senior majoring in biomedical sciences.

WATERFORD--
Laila M. Bugg, 5344 Coomer Road, a junior majoring in biology.
Briana K. Jackson, 1161 Otter Ave., a junior majoring in biology.

WEBBERVILLE-- Bonney L. Elzerman, 4578 Vanorden Road, a junior majoring in anthropology and religion.

WEST BLOOMFIELD-- Kelly L. Dickson, 7400 Arrowwood St., a senior majoring in environmental studies and geography.

WEST OLIVE-- Jennifer H. Roon, 10076 Winans St., a junior majoring in geography and environmental studies.

WIXOM-- Krista M. Manganello, 265 Meadows Circle E., a senior majoring in psychology and sociology.

FLORIDA--

NAPLES-- Melissa E. Harrell, 2623 Fountain VW #203, a senior majoring in biomedical sciences.

ILLINOIS--

PEORIA-- Jo Anne Thomas, 3716 W. Carmel, a doctoral student studying history.

NEBRASKA--

OMAHA-- David C. Grandy, 13414 Eagle Run, a senior majoring in English and applied professional ethics.

WISCONSIN--

OCONOMOC-- Bryan G. Sauer, 1201 Dorchester Drive, a senior majoring in biomedical sciences.

Media contact: Ruth Stevens; ruth.stevens@wmich.edu


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