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Release: Dec. 12, 2002

Local student is one of 30 UI students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

(Name) of (hometown) was one of 30 UI students inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society during ceremonies December 8 at the university.

Phi Beta Kappa is one of the nation’s leading advocates for the liberal arts and sciences in undergraduate education. More than 15,000 new members are elected every year from 262 chapters across the United States. Membership in Phi Beta Kappa is restricted to those juniors or seniors who have a GPA of 3.8 or higher.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Receipt of this release indicates that a student from your community or readership area is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Students' names are listed below, alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa hometowns listed first. Please note that these listings are based on information provided by the students; some listings may not be complete. Editors are also advised to check the hometown listings of all communities in their region.


ANKENY: Leah Dawn Goodmanson, Joshua Coe Sayre

CEDAR FALLS: Adam P. Christensen

CEDAR RAPIDS: Evonne Rose Butikofer

CRESCENT: Jillian Lee Ryan

DAVENPORT: Melissa Anne Kotacka, Steven C. Moeller

DENISON: Sangina Emily Patnaik

DES MOINES: Bradley D. Randles

DUBUQUE: Megan Courtney MacLeod

EMMETSBURG: Aaron Daniel Boes

EPWORTH: Christopher L. Ward

IOWA CITY: Kevin C. Mack, Thomas Robert Staley, Clayton Daniel Steele, Jacob Thomas Wedemeyer

LEMARS: Traci Ann Beeck

LYNNVILLE: Neal A. Rozendaal

MANCHESTER: Jennifer Lynn Wade

MOUNT AYR: Deborah Marie Stephens

WASHINGTON: Molly Marie Thomas

WEST DES MOINES: Michael Kelsey Brooks, Aaron Bryant Roberson


ELGIN: Jesse A. Elliott

NAPERVILLE: Kathryn Lynn Wunsch

ST. CHARLES: Brian C. Valentyn

WHEELING: Dara Lyn Bengelsdorf


AFTON: Blair T. Westover


SALEM: Chih-Houng King


MILWAUKEE: Matthew Fisher