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Nov. 11 - Twenty-five students inducted into Hastings College leadership honor society
The Hastings College Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) leadership honor society has inducted 25 new members for the 2009-10 academic year.
Membership in ODK is based on character, scholarship, service, leadership and citizenship. Juniors and seniors who rank in the top 35 percent of their class are eligible to apply for membership. New members must show special distinction in at least one of five areas: scholarship, athletics, campus or community service, media, or the arts.
ODK was founded in 1914 at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Ky.
President of the organization is senior Jessica Thompson, Pine, Colo. Faculty advisor is Dr. Anne Fairbanks, acting vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty. Faculty secretary is Rev. Joan McCarthy, associate vice president for student affairs.
Names of additional ODK officers and new members are listed below, followed by their hometowns.
Additional student officers include:
Lisa Mayland, vice president of selections, Alliance, Neb.
Kyle Smith, vice president of programming, Broken Bow, Neb.
Anna Mullen, secretary, Des Moines, Iowa
Marcia Keele, historian, Hastings, Neb.
2009-10 New Members include:
Julia Albin, Wakeeney, Kan.
Daniel Kramer, Columbus, Neb.
Dillon Beede, Mitchell, Neb.
Nathan Mertens, Waverly, Neb.
Jenny Clark, Hastings, Neb.
Stefanie Molli, Papillion, Neb.
Kay Dobesh, Hastings, Neb.
Brittany Mosel, Clearwater, Neb.
Hope Dogbevia, Accra, Ghana
Cassidy Pitkin, Callaway, Neb.
Noah Elmshaeuser, Ogallala, Neb.
Elizabeth Powers, Columbus, Neb.
Cynthia Eschliman, Hutchinson, Kan.
Jaree Price, Lexington, Neb.
Justin Goettsch, Pierce, Colo.
Lori Rothermund, Bennington, Neb.
Cari Gruszczynski, Broken Bow, Neb.
Lyndi Rouzee, Grand Island, Neb.
Kelli Hoaglund, Brady, Neb.
Sara Tall, San Diego, Calif.
Kelly Hogan, Hastings, Neb.
Amanda Voss, Fremont, Neb.
Blake Holen, Oxford, Neb.
William Ross Whiston, Lincoln, Neb.
Olen King, Chadron, Neb.
Hastings College, founded in 1882, is a private, four-year liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). A total of 64 majors in 32 areas of study and 12 pre-professional programs are offered to more than 1,150 students. Hastings College was named 75th Best Value College in the nation and #1 in Nebraska by Forbes.com and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. It was named a 2010 “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review and rated a “Best Buy in College Education” by Barron’s.