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Release: June 21, 2000

Honor society Omicron Delta Kappa initiates 47 students

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- (NAME) of (HOMETOWN) -- who is majoring in (MAJOR) -- was one of 47 students recently initiated into the University of Iowa circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society.

Omicron Delta Kappa was founded in 1914 at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Ky., by 15 student and faculty leaders in part to recognize leadership of exceptional quality and versatility in college. ODK was the first national college honor society to recognize and honor meritorious leadership and service in extracurricular activities and to encourage development of general campus citizenship. Today, ODK includes 275 collegiate circles in 37 states.

The Beta Iota Circle at the University of Iowa was founded in 1947 as a successor to the Senior Men's Society "All for Iowa" -- better known as AFI.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Receipt of this hometown press release indicates that someone from your coverage area is a 2000 Omicron Delta Kappa initiate.)


ALGONA: Alison Miller Richards, anthropology/sociology
AMES: Gretchen Guffy, English/secondary education; Naomi J. Lohr, biology
BUFFALO CENTER: Courtney Paige Davids, theatre arts
BURLINGTON: Christine Rori Hayes, vocal music performance
CEDAR FALLS: Mital M. Patel, biomedical engineering
CEDAR RAPIDS: Jessica Aleah Holmes, biology;
Anne M. Kapler, journalism/psychology;
Lorelle Lynn Lindo, English/accounting
CENTERVILLE: Elizabeth Ann Wehrle, communication studies
CHARLES CITY: Stephanie L. McGinn, exercise science/pre-medicine
CLERMONT: Angelisa Grace Rowland, journalism
COUNCIL BLUFFS: Kristina Marie Andersen, dance
DAVENPORT: Monica L. Adams, psychology
DUBUQUE: Jolana Ann Kubicek, marketing/German/international business;
Lindsey E. Malone, English/pre-law
DYERSVILLE: Nicholas John Deacon, environmental science
ELLSWORTH: Amanda M. Maass, journalism/literature
EMMETSBURG: Kelly Louise VanOosbree, theatre arts and dance
FORT DODGE: Kristin K. Erickson, nursing
HAWKEYE: Sheila Ann Shippy, speech pathology/audiology
IOWA CITY: Ann Elizabeth Blake, psychology; Nathan Theobald Kron, undecided
KEOTA: Jayme Jean Flander, pre-dentistry/communications
LAKE VIEW: Emily Elaine Onstot, journalism/mass communication
MANCHESTER: Carolyn Marie Carr, elementary education
MAQUOKETA: Bridget Marie Ruff, nursing
MEDIAPOLIS: Bob Bartelt, exercise science
MELVIN: Melissa Ann Kruse, chemistry/mathematics
MITCHELLVILLE: Brandt A. Payne, music
MOUNT PLEASANT: Geeta Nandini Jayant Belsare, exercise science/pre-medicine
MUSCATINE: Merideth Lee Bentley, global studies
NEW HAMPTON: Jennifer Lyn Schwickerath, accounting/Spanish
READLYN: Laura Elizabeth Wehling, exercise science
SIOUX CITY: Sara M. Shunkwiler, biochemistry
VAN METER: Daniel Ray Wilmoth, economics
WAVERLY: Cynthia Renee Scallon, speech pathology
WEST DES MOINES: Leticia Marie Dieleman, pharmacy; Lacia Kay Wymer, elementary education


DURAND: Alicia Mae Greene, speech/language pathology
LAKE VILLA: Michelle Dawn Lewis, elementary education
OAK PARK: Jolie Maria Chrisman, math/music performance
WEST DUNDEE: Carolyn Marie Bartlett, dance/English education


LAKEVILLE: Kari Joanne Fredrickson, journalism


COLUMBIA: Andrew Michael Misfeldt, biology/psychology


OMAHA: Mary Elizabeth Hill, elementary education


WANCHAI: Jia Tyan Diana Hu, communication studies