Student News: Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Concordia Choir, Central Methodist Honors

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Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.

  • Kelli Bouknecht of O’Fallon was initiated at Southeast Missouri State University
  • Abigail Versemann of St. Peters was initiated at Texas Woman’s University
  • Katie Courtwright of St. Peters was initiated at Western Illinois University

These residents are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Southeast Missouri State University

Lillian Young of St. Peters has received the Residence Life Leadership Award to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2017-2018 academic year. Young is the daughter of Jason and Rebecca Young of St. Peters, Missouri, and will be a 2017 graduate of Francis Howell North High School.

 

Culver-Stockton College

Congratulations to students admitted into Culver-Stockton’s fall 2017 incoming class.

  • Makaiah Douglas, a senior at Francis Howell North High School from O’Fallon was admitted to Culver-Stockton College and was awarded the Promise academic scholarship.
  • Gabriel Green, a senior at Fort Zumwalt North High School from O’Fallon was admitted to Culver-Stockton College and was awarded the President’s academic scholarship.
  • Colby Harrison, a senior at Fort Zumwalt North High School from O’Fallon was admitted to Culver-Stockton College and was awarded the Promise academic scholarship.

 

Concordia University, Nebraska

The Male Chorus and Women’s Chorale from Concordia University, Nebraska, performed in a joint concert at 4 p.m. April 23, 2017 at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward, Nebraska.

The following area students were among those who performed at the concert:

  • Alison Coomer of Wentzville
  • Samantha Coomer of Wentzville
  • Erin Rowland of Saint Peters

The Male Chorus, conducted by Dr. Kurt von Kampen, and the Women’s Chorale, conducted by Dr. Jeffrey Blersch, are choirs open to all Concordia students and perform repertoire chosen from the full spectrum of choral music from early historical periods to the present.

Dana Simpkin of Saint Peters, Mo. and five other Concordia students earned awards for their journalism work at the Nebraska Collegiate Media Association (NCMA) Spring Conference and Golden Leaf Award Ceremony hosted by Concordia on April 8, 2017.

The Sower, the student-run newspaper at Concordia, won 10 awards at the event. The awards were presented in three divisions of Digital Medium, Newspaper and Best in Overall Experience.

 

Central Methodist University

Central Methodist University student Marlow Case from O’Fallon was recently recognized for an extraordinary academic achievement in the CMU Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science.