Seventy-five students will be inducted this month into the St. Thomas chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society.
ODK was founded in 1914 at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va. It recognizes college students, faculty and staff who have demonstrated scholarship and leadership in all areas of collegiate life. St. Thomas has had an ODK chapter since 1991.
All St. Thomas ODK members were selected from students who are of junior or senior status, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.1 or higher, rank in the top 35 percent of their class, and show leadership in at least one of the following areas: scholarship, athletics, social clubs and groups, service and religious activities, student government and residence life, journalism, speech and mass media, or creative and performing arts.
The St. Thomas community is welcome to the fall induction ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium.
Among the honorees:
Carleen Andert, Tracey Andrus, Sally Anzelc, Jessica Arbour, Daniel Arlandson, Stacy Barrett, Marie Bartholome, Kasey Beisenstein, Beth Belmont, Andrew Beranek, Robert Borcherding, Catherine Carchedi, Kristin Cornelius, Kevin Cummisford, Elizabeth Dempster, Kate Duchene, Jennifer Elliott, Ashley Evans, Mark Fenstad, John Frein, Suzanne Friedrich, Peter Fritz, Gillian Sayrd Gentling, Nic Gianino,
Karen Hammes, Erin Heslin, Brian Holmes, Jennifer Hoover, Tara Jensen, Miranda Jopp, Katherine Kelly, Jodi Kiely, Rebecca Koch, Laura Kocik, Jason Willings Lamontagne, Johann Leida, Jennifer Liethen, Matt Mahowald, Brian May, Jon Merchant, Jolayne Moberg, Elisa Moraleda, Amy Morrison, Deborah Munson, Ryan Murphy, Brent Nelson, John Nolan, Meggan Novotny, Karie Ostergaard, Laura Palombi, Elizabeth Petheo,
Kristin Raether, Joanna Reiling, Anastasia Reiter, Michelle Roman, Molly Ryan, Jennifer Schwartz, Ben Senger, John Severson, Nicole Sirek, Andy Slattengren, Stacy Sommerhauser, Marijo Sorem, Melissa Stein, Scott Stein, Matthew Tande, Jennifer Trost, Megan Van den Berghe, Carissa Vander Vorst, Kathy Vaughn, Anita Vogel, Sara Walburg, Jill Walker, Nathan Windom, Kelly Steel Wolden and Nicole Zwieg.
Faculty and staff to be inducted are:
Dr. MaryAnne Sullivan, Dr. Elise Amel, Dr. Bernard Armada, Dr. Carol Bruess, Dr. Thomas Connery, Dr. Jeffrey Cornwall, Dr. Mary Daugherty, Sharon Fischer, Alice Grider, Dr. Steven Hatting, Lee Hoedl, Patti Klein, Jodi Lawyer, David Nimmer, Dr. William Ojala, the Rev. Thaddeus Posey, Richard Sathe, Dr. Michael Sullivan, George Wilson and Thanos Zyngas.
New honorarary members are:
St. Thomas trustees John Morrison and Linda Hoeschler, and Sen. Paul Wellstone.