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Hastings College 2011 Bronco Award, Who’s Who winners announced
Hastings College seniors Justin Goettsch, Ault, Colo., and James Goodenberger, Duluth, Minn., were named winners of the 2011 Bronco Award at the annual Honors Convocation ceremony on Friday, May 13 at Hastings College. The Bronco Award, established in 1924 by the editors of the Bronco yearbook, is the highest, non-academic honor Hastings College bestows.
Bronco Award recipients are selected from the list of outstanding seniors chosen for the Who’s Who honor.
In addition to Goettsch and Goodenberger, 20 other seniors received the Who’s Who honor. This honor, instituted at Hastings College in 1940, is presented to no more than 10 percent of the senior class. Students were recommended by a vote of the student body. A committee of faculty and administrators and three members of the junior class made the final selection.
The outstanding seniors are listed below with their hometowns and student biography.
2011 Bronco Award winners
Justin Goettsch – Ault, Colo.
James Goodenberger – Duluth, Minn.
2011 Who’s Who
Katie Allsup-Armstrong – Eaton, Colo.
Katie majored in political science and communication studies. A Dean’s List student, she was a member of the Public Relations Executive Council and the Habitat for Humanity Executive Council. She was co-president of the Student Alumni Ambassadors and SPAM, vice president of Habitat for Humanity, honorary vice president of the Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society, and vice president of membership for the Sigma Alpha Iota Women’s International Music Fraternity. Katie served on the Artist Lecture Series Student Symposium Committee, the Student Affairs Council, Residence Hall Council and the HC Food Service Committee. She participated in Student Association, BACCHUS, HC Choir, Women’s Choir, Academic Showcase, Volleyball and Tennis and was an executive member of the Student Environmental Action Coalition. She was a Resident Assistant and was named an Outstanding Student Association Senator. Katie was named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete and GPAC Tennis All-Conference. She was voted a Homecoming finalist and was a mentor for Unlocking Potential Success (UPS).
Kristin Beller – Lindsay, Neb.
Kristin majored in elementary and special education. A Dean’s List student, she was a Student Association Senator and a Resident Assistant. Kristin was a member of the Public Relations Council, Student Alumni Ambassadors, the Student Environmental Action Coalition, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students and the Alpha Omega Christian Women’s Sorority. She was voted a Homecoming Finalist and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity.
Adreanne Brungardt – Brush, Colo.
Adreanne majored in vocal performance. A Dean’s List student, she was a member of the Student Association Executive Committee and co-chair of the Union Committee. She was vice president of the Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society and treasurer of the Student Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Adreanne was alto section leader for the HC Choir and trumpet section leader for the HC Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble. She participated in Jazz Ensemble, Vocal Spectrum, HC Singers and the Student Environmental Action Coalition. Adreanne was the vice president of ritual and choral director for the Sigma Alpha Iota Women’s International Music Fraternity, and was a member of the Music Teachers National Association, the Alpha Chi Academic Honor Society, the Alpha Omega Christian Women’s Sorority and Student Alumni Ambassadors. She served on the leadership teams for Campus Crusade for Christ and for the Uprising Women’s Bible Study. Adreanne was also a Hastings Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition Finalist and a presenter for Academic Showcase.
Michael Carson – Fort Collins, Colo.
Michael majored in biology. A Dean’s List student, he was a member of the Public Relations Council, and he was a recipient of the Gilbert Adrian Scholarship.
Justin Goettsch – Ault, Colo.
Justin majored in mathematics education. A Dean’s List student, he was treasurer for the Student Association Executive Council, vice president and president of the Public Relations Council and co-chair of Intramurals and the New Student Day Planning Committee. Justin was a member of the Student Alumni Ambassadors and the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society and was a section leader in the HC Band and the Wind Ensemble, as well as a member of the pit orchestra for the Theatre. He participated in Baseball, Jazz Band, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and HC Choir. He was a Resident Assistant and was voted Homecoming Prince and Mr. Bronco.
James Goodenberger – Duluth, Minn.
James majored in economics. A Dean’s List student, he was a member of the Student Association Union Activities Council and the Public Relations Council. He participated in Cross Country and Track and Field.
Beth Hartman – Columbus, Neb.
Beth majored in history and English education. A Dean’s List student, she was a Student Association Senator for Altman Hall and the Humanities and president of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society. Beth is a recipient of The Art and Eunice Langvardt Scholarship in English and the Dr. Sara Jane Gardner Memorial Scholarship in English and History. She was the co-chair of the Artist Lecture Series Student Symposium Committee and has participated in the Public Relations Council, Theatre, Academic Showcase, New Student Days and Track and Field. Beth has volunteered for Special Olympic Track and for the Hastings Literacy Program.
Heidi Hullinger – Westminster, Colo.
Heidi majored in media production and political science. A Dean’s List student, she was a member of the Student Association Intramural Committee and a recipient of the Mabel Gray Newburn Scholarship. Heidi was a member of the Alpha Chi Academic Honor Society and participated in Academic Showcase and Volleyball.
Kyle Kalail – Atwater, Ohio
Kyle majored in mathematics and math education. A Dean’s List student, he participated in the HC Band, and he was named the Outstanding Senior in Mathematics and Computer Science.
Daniel Kramer – Columbus, Neb.
Daniel majored in biology. A Dean’s List student, he was elected Student Association President and served as Student Association Parliamentarian and Altman Hall Senator. He was president of the Beta Chi Men’s Christian Fraternity and the American Chemical Society chapter. Daniel was a member of the College Republicans, Common Grounds and the Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society. He was also a Homecoming Finalist.
Lauren Lee – Loveland, Colo.
Lauren majored in English and philosophy. A Dean’s List student, she participated in the Society for Collegiate Journalists, HC Media and the Collegian.
Kymbre Lytle – Cairo, Neb.
Kymbre majored in music education. A Dean’s List student, she was president of the Taylor Hall Council and served as a Resident Assistant. She participated in HC Band, Women’s Choir, HC Symphonic Band, HC Wind Ensemble, HC Marching Band and Pep Band. Kymbre was a member of the Inter-Residence Council, the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society and the National Association of Music Education. She worked on the staff of the HC Yearbook and KFKX radio and volunteered for The Zone after school program. Kymbre was also elected Homecoming Queen.
Anna Mullen – Des Moines, Iowa
Anna majored in religion and media production. A Dean’s List student, she was the Student Association Senator for Taylor Hall, president of the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society and chair of Student Outreach Advocacy Resources. Anna was the co-leader of Students Against Hunger and Homelessness and an organizer for the annual Hunger Banquet. She was a member of the Public Relations Council, Chapel Band, Chapel Committee, Common Grounds and the Alpha Omega Christian Women’s Sorority. Anna was also a publisher for HC Worldnews.com and participated in the HC Media coverage of the 2008 NAIA Women’s Division II National Basketball Championship.
Frances Myers – Fallon, Nev.
Frances majored in theatre arts. A Dean’s List student, she was a member of the Student Association and a recipient of the Hal Shiffler Memorial Scholarship. Frances participated in several HC theatre productions including James and the Giant Peach, Holy Ghosts, The House of Blue Leaves and The Arkansas Bear.
Taylor Nieves – Ogallala, Neb.
Taylor majored in history. A Dean’s List student, she was a Student Association Senator for the Sciences and participated in the Sigma Alpha Iota Women’s International Music Fraternity, HC Band and HC Choir. Taylor is also a recipient of the Dorothy Reed Steen Armstrong Scholarship.
Cassidy Pitkin – Callaway, Neb.
Cassidy majored in elementary and special education. A Dean’s List student, she was a Student Association Senator for Babcock Hall and president of the Student Education Association Delegate Assembly. Cassidy was a member of the Public Relations Council and the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, and she was a recipient of the Attracting Excellence to Teaching Program Scholarship.
Elizabeth Powers – Columbus, Neb.
Elizabeth majored in French horn performance. A Dean’s List student, she was a member of the Alpha Phi Sigma Sorority and the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society. She participated in the Hastings Symphony Orchestra, flag corps and theatre.
Jocelyn Schade – Hastings, Neb.
Jocelyn majored in international art and anthropology. She was a member of the Student Association Concert Committee and was social chair, pledge trainer and sisterhood coordinator for the Alpha Omega Christian Women’s Sorority. Jocelyn was the co-creator and president of the campus group Culture SHOK and was a member of the Public Relations Council, the Student Environmental Action Coalition, the Student Alumni Ambassadors and PHIVE-O. She participated in the Women’s Choir and the Society for Collegiate Journalists and worked on the KFKX radio staff. Jocelyn is the recipient of a Kemper Envision Grant and Imagine Grant, she was an Academic Showcase presenter and she volunteered for New Student Days, for Advocates for Youth and as an English as a second language tutor. She was elected as Homecoming Royalty and Ms. Bronco, and she started a community service project to help provide children in need with winter clothing.
Jason States – North Platte, Neb.
Jason majored in chemistry. A Dean’s List student, he was elected the Student Association Vice President. Jason was a member of the American Chemical Society and the Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society, and he participated in Basketball.
Yannic Thiel – Grunwald, Germany
Yannic majored in economics. A Dean’s List student, he was team captain and midfielder for the men’s soccer team, and he is the HC record holder for the most goals scored in a season. Yannic was named GPAC Offensive Player of the Year, GPAC Conference Player of the Week and NSCAA First-Team All American. A member of the NAIA Soccer National Championship Team, he was named to the National Tournament All-Tournament Team, First-Team All Conference and received an NAIA Champions of Character Award. Yannic volunteered for YMCA Rookie Soccer, Highway Clean Up, Habitat for Humanity and Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.
Stefan Welsh – Center, Colo.
Stefan majored in media production. He participated in baseball and HC Media. Stefan was a member of the Psi Theta Epsilon Fraternity and was a recipient of the Jim Kokesh Communication Scholarship.
Joshua Wooster – Omaha, Neb.
Joshua majored in media production. A Dean’s List student, he was the fraternal education officer for Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Men’s Music Fraternity, and he was the business and advertising manager for the 1-2-5 Men’s A capella Ensemble. Joshua participated in HC Choir, Vocal Spectrum, Men’s Choir and theatre and was a member of the Student Environmental Action Coalition and the Society for Collegiate Journalists. He worked on the HCTV staff and hosted a radio show on KFKX. Joshua was named an Outstanding Junior Reporter for HCTV6 and served as a Hastings Chamber of Commerce Intern and as a new employee trainer at Lochland Country Club.
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 1,190 students. Hastings College was named among “America’s Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report, a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review, and a “Best Buy in College Education” by Barron’s. Visit www.hastings.edu for more information.
Photos of most 2011 Hastings College Who’s Who/Bronco Award recipients are available upon request. For more information or to request a photo, contact Amber Medina at (402) 461-7757 or firstname.lastname@example.org.