Best & Brightest

Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), May 23, 2004 | Go to article overview

Best & Brightest


The accomplishments of Fox Valley's best and brightest students include:

- Kristi Walkington of Woodstock, has been inducted into the Alpha Eta Honor Society of Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. She is a master of arts candidate in speech language pathology.

Alpha Eta is an honorary society for outstanding allied health professionals and students, recognizing academic and professional achievements by undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty from the allied health disciplines.

Family and friends, as well as faculty joined Society board members in celebrating the accomplishments of the new initiates at a reception held on NIU's Honors Day, April 18.

- Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, held at Honors Day banquet in April for Phi Kappa Phi inductees. Phi Kappa Phi is an international honor society for juniors and seniors.

Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest and most selective honor society in the United States that recognizes excellence in all academic disciplines, and is a charter member of the Association of College Honor Societies.

Those elected to membership include upper 7.5 percent last-term juniors and upper 10 percent seniors, along with outstanding graduate students, faculty, professional staff and alumni. Today, Phi Kappa Phi has more than 1 million members in all parts of the world. Its more than 280 chapters are on college and university campuses throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the Philippines.

Algonquin: Bjana Wood Lunde

Barrington: Sharon Braunling, Stephanie Turner

Bartlett: Luisa Difruscolo

Batavia: Betsy Elftmann, Catherine McCabe

Carpentersville: Graciela Albavera

Cary: Amy Boona

Crystal Lake: Amy McGivern, Korie Michalak, Sheila M Vranek.

Elburn: Jared Ploger, Jennifer White.

Elgin: Lisa Diedrick, Olga Garcia, Noemi Hernandez.

Genoa: Herbert Knight

Hampshire: Brian Eberly

Huntley: Jill Hollister

St. Charles: Lilia Rousseva

Woodstock: Timothy Kruse

- Southern Illinois University, Carbondale held Honors Day ceremonies April 4, recognizing 2,028 undergraduate students who have achieved academic excellence over the course of their college careers. …

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