2017 - 2018 Scholarship Recipients

$10,000 Thomas Arkle Clark Scholar Leader Award

Dean Clark, dean of men at the University of Illinois and one of the three founders of Phi Eta Sigma, was our first Grand President, serving from 1927 until 1933.

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Recipient: David Kane
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Adviser: Ms. Lisa Ruch

$7,000 Graduate Scholarships

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The Kendrick C. Babcock Scholarship
Dean Babcock, one of the three founders of Phi Eta Sigma, was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois.

Recipient: Maximilian Aviles
McKendree University
Adviser: Dr. Ann V. Collins
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The Charles M. Thompson Scholarship
Dean Thompson, a founder of Phi Eta Sigma and Grand President from 1939 until 1963, was dean of the College of Business at the University of Illinois.

Recipient: Cathryn Dobrowolski
The Florida State University
Adviser: Ms. Christine Boyd
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The Scott Goodnight Scholarship
Dean Goodnight, Grand President of Phi Eta Sigma from 1933 until 1939, was dean of men at the University of Wisconsin.

Recipient: Sarah Fortney
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Adviser: Ms. Lisa Ruch
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The Fred H. Turner Scholarship
Dean Turner, member of the Executive Committee from 1938 until 1976, served as editor of the Forum and Grand Historian. He was dean of students at the University of Illinois.

Recipient: Justin Kawakami
University of California-Los Angeles
Adviser: Dr. Kevin Dougherty
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The G. Herbert Smith Scholarship
Dr. Smith, active in Phi Eta Sigma from 1924 until 1980, served as Grand Secretary, Forum editor, and as Grand President from 1963 until 1975. He was president of Willamette University.

Recipient: Kendal Weger
Purdue University
Adviser: Dr. Susan Melson Huffman
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The William Tate Scholarship
Dean Tate, member of the Executive Committee of Phi Eta Sigma and recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, was dean of men at the University of Georgia.

Recipient: Andrew Wolf
North Dakota State University
Adviser: Ms. Becky Bahe

$5,000 Undergraduate Scholarships

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The Arno "Shorty" Nowotny Scholarship
Dean Nowotny served as Grand President from 1975 until 1980. He was dean of students at the University of Texas-Austin from 1942 until 1964.

Recipient: Mercedes Arndt
Oklahoma City University
Adviser: Ms. Colbi Beam
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The Raymond E. Glos Scholarship
Dean Glos, active in Phi Eta Sigma from its founding in 1923 until his death in 1988, was Grand Treasurer from 1932 to 1980, Grand Secretary from 1943 to 1948, and Grand President from 1980 to 1984. He was dean of the School of Business Administration at Miami University in Ohio.

Recipient: Maeve Clair
University of Pittsburgh
Adviser: Ms. Meridia Sanders
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The Karlem Riess Scholarship
Dr. Riess served on the Executive Committee from 1954 to 2005 and as Grand Vice President and Grand President of Phi Eta Sigma. He was professor emeritus of physics at Tulane University.

Recipient: Jennifer Drechsler
University of Maryland, College Park
Adviser: Dr. Andrea Goodwin
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The James E. Foy Scholarship
Dean Foy served as chapter adviser at Alabama and Auburn for twenty years. His Executive Committee leadership from 1948 to 1992 as Grand Editor, Grand Secretary, Grand Secretary-Treasurer-Editor of Phi Eta Sigma and as president of ACHS is legend. He was the student affairs dean at Auburn University for more than a quarter century.

Recipient: Sara Frank
Emory University
Adviser: Dr. Judy Raggi-Moore
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The John W. Sagabiel Scholarship
Dr. Sagabiel was the charter adviser to the Western Kentucky University chapter for sixteen years, was elected to the Executive Committee in 1975, served as Grand President from 1986 to 1992, was Grand Secretary-Treasurer from 1992 to 2011, and now serves on the Executive Committee as Grand President Emeritus.

Recipient: Emily Frye
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
Adviser: Ms. Leigh Hoffman
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The Gaylord F. Hatch Scholarship
Dean Hatch served as the University of Illinois chapter adviser from 1968 to 1993 and as Grand Historian from 1976 to 1994.

Recipient: Emma Gibson
Missouri State University
Adviser: Ms. Peggy Jones
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The James G. Allen Scholarship
Dean Allen served as Texas Tech University charter adviser from 1946 to 1984 and was the fifth recipient of the Phi Eta Sigma Distinguished Service Award.

Recipient: Kimberly Goodwin
University of California-Los Angeles
Adviser: Dr. Kevin Dougherty
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The Charles Burchett Scholarship
Dean Burchett served as University of Tennessee chapter adviser from 1954 to 1999. He was a recipient of the Phi Eta Sigma Distinguished Service Award in 1984.

Recipient: Austin Grist
Gannon University
Adviser: Ms. Melanie Gustafson-Ropski
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The Archie L. Lejeune Scholarship
Mr. Lejeune served as Louisiana State University chapter adviser for thirty-six years. He was a recipient of the Phi Eta Sigma Distinguished Service Award in 1984. The LSU chapter hosted the 1970 national convention.

Recipient: Anna Sightler
Louisiana State University
Adviser: Mrs. Allison Hargrave
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The Larry L. Mangus Scholarship
Dr. Mangus provided the leadership for the establishment of six Phi Eta Sigma chapters, most recently at Shawnee State University in Ohio where he served as chapter adviser for thirty-five years. He was a recipient of the Phi Eta Sigma Distinguished Service Award in 1984.

Recipient: Brianna Hammersley
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Adviser: Dr. Donna Ritch
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The M. L. Wardell Scholarship
Dr. Wardell was elected Grand Historian during the first Phi Eta Sigma national convention in 1928. He served as chapter adviser for the 1927 University of Oklahoma chartering and Grand Historian until his death in 1958. The 1935 national convention was held on the Oklahoma campus.

Recipient: Connor Hammond
Purdue University
Adviser: Dr. Susan Melson Huffman
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The G. Robert Standing Scholarship
Dr. Standing was the charter adviser to the California State University-Chico chapter for thirty years. He was a recipient of the Phi Eta Sigma Distinguished Service Award in 1990.

Recipient: Christian Hildebrandt
Brigham Young University
Adviser: Mrs. Daidre Francom
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The Robert D. Place Scholarship
Dr. Place has provided Phi Eta Sigma recognition for Otterbein College students for thirty-four years. Student delegates attending the 1996 national convention unanimously endorsed the funding for this national scholarship.

Recipient: Justin Holmstead
Brigham Young University
Adviser: Mrs. Daidre Francom
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The Oscar Beck Scholarship
Dr. Beck served as charter adviser to the University of North Alabama chapter for thirty-one years. Student delegates attending the 1996 national convention unanimously endorsed the funding for this national scholarship.

Recipient: Tayte Hunter
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Adviser: Dr. Karen McLeer
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The Gary Grikscheit Scholarship
Dr. Grikscheit provided Phi Eta Sigma recognition for University of Utah students for thirty-one years. Student delegates attending the 1996 national convention unanimously endorsed the funding for this national scholarship.

Recipient: Malorie Jahn
University of Utah
Adviser: Dr. Meg Harper
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The W. Lee Johnston Scholarship
Dr. Johnston was the charter adviser for the Campbell University chapter and the University of North Carolina-Wilmington chapter of Phi Eta Sigma. In 2000 he was the recipient of the Phi Eta Sigma Distinguished Service Award. He provided Phi Eta Sigma leadership for a total of thirty-eight years.

Recipient: Matthew Jacob
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Adviser: Ms. Marie Hornickel
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The Curtis F. Lard Scholarship
Dr. Lard provided the encouragement and support for the Texas A&M University chapter officers to host national conventions in 1976 and 1996. He was a recipient of the Phi Eta Sigma Distinguished Service Award in 1986 and has served as chapter adviser for thirty-seven years.

Recipient: Miranda Ketteler
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Adviser: Dr. Robert Luscher
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The Stanley L. Stephens Scholarship
Dr. Stephens provided Phi Eta Sigma recognition for Anderson University students for thirty-two years. Student delegates attending the 1996 national convention unanimously endorsed the funding for this national scholarship.

Recipient: Tyler Kleinsasser
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Adviser: Ms. Lisa LaPlant
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The Roy E. Thoman Scholarship
Dr. Thoman has served as charter adviser to the West Texas A&M University chapter for thirty-nine years. Student delegates attending the 1996 national convention unanimously endorsed the funding for this national scholarship.

Recipient: Amber Kluender
Grand View University
Adviser: Dr. Felicitas Avendano
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The Richard Tuerk Scholarship
Dr. Tuerk provided Phi Eta Sigma recognition for students at Texas A&M University-Commerce (formerly East Texas State University) for thirty-three years. Student delegates attending the 1996 national convention unanimously endorsed the funding for this national scholarship.

Recipient: Reid Loveless
Georgia Southern University
Adviser: Dr. Christopher Caplinger
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The G.T. (Jerry) Cowley Scholarship
Dr. Cowley served as chapter adviser to the University of South Carolina chapter for thirty years. In 1992 he was the recipient of the Phi Eta Sigma Distinguished Service Award. Student delegates attending the 1996 national convention unanimously endorsed the funding for this national scholarship.

Recipient: Juliana McCormick
University of Virginia
Adviser: Mr. Andy Petters
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The John Harrell Scholarship
Mr. John R. Harrell served as Grand President of Phi Eta Sigma from 1992 to 1999 and now serves on the Executive Committee as Grand President Emeritus. He was a recipient of the Phi Eta Sigma Distinguished Service Award in 1982 and served as the Indiana University adviser for thirty-one years. He provided the encouragement and support for the Indiana University chapter to host national conventions in 1982 and 1986.

Recipient: Erin Mensay
University of New Mexico
Adviser: Ms. Anna Trillo
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The Bill W. Shafer Scholarship
Dr. Bill W. Shafer served as chapter adviser to the University of Southern Mississippi for twenty-five years. Student delegates attending the 1996 national convention unanimously endorsed the funding for this national scholarship.

Recipient: Kristen Miskinis
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Adviser: Dr. N. Bharathan
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The Emma O'Rear Foy Scholarship
Mrs. Emma O'Rear Foy, a Phi Beta Kappa member from The University of Alabama, was office manager and steady support for Dean James E. Foy during his tenure as Grand Secretary-Treasurer.

Recipient: Courtney Nishnick
Old Dominion University
Adviser: Mr. Joe Ritchie
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The Kyle C. Sessions Scholarship
Dr. Kyle Sessions, a Phi Beta Kappa member from The Ohio State University, served as chapter adviser at Illinois State University for twenty-nine years and is the author of Looking Back: A Seventy-fifth Anniversary History of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society as published in the 75th Anniversary Edition of Forum of Phi Eta Sigma. He served on the Executive Committee as Grand Historian from 1994 to 2004.

Recipient: Michele Pierce
Kennesaw State University
Adviser: Professor Kathy Matthews
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The Donald Gregory Scholarship
Dr. Donald Gregory served as chapter adviser to the University of Nebraska for thirty-three years. Student delegates attending the 2000 national convention unanimously endorsed the funding for this national scholarship.

Recipient: Sharmita Saha Porshia
Georgia Southern University
Adviser: Dr. Christopher Caplinger
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The Herb Songer Scholarship
Dean Herb Songer has served as chapter adviser to the Fort Hays State University chapter for thirty-three years. Student delegates attending the 2000 national convention unanimously endorsed the funding for this national scholarship.

Recipient: Lydia Printz
University of Maryland, College Park
Adviser: Dr. Andrea Goodwin
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The Franklin B. Krauss Scholarship
Dr. Krauss served as Pennsylvania State University chapter adviser for twenty-five years. Student delegates attending the 2002 national convention unanimously endorsed the funding for this national scholarship.

Recipient: Emily Reid
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Adviser: Ms. Lisa Ruch
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The William L. Robinson Scholarship
Dean Robinson served as Ohio Northern University chapter adviser for twenty-five years. Student delegates attending the 2002 national convention unanimously endorsed the funding for this national scholarship.

Recipient: Casey Ricker
North Dakota State University
Adviser: Ms. Becky Bahe
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The B.J. Alexander Scholarship
Dr. Alexander was the charter adviser to the Tarleton State University chapter for twenty years, elected to the Executive Committee in 1988, elected Grand Vice President in 1988, served as Grand President from 1999 to 2007, and now serves on the Executive Committee as Grand President Emeritus. He was the recipient of the Society's Distinguished Service Award in 1990.

Recipient: Alexa Schmitz
Wartburg College
Adviser: Dr. Leilani Zart
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The Marjorie T. Sagabiel Scholarship
Mrs. Sagabiel, a University of Louisville graduate and retired business educator, was a recipient of the Association of College Honor Societies Certificate of Distinction in 2000. She served as office manager for the Phi Eta Sigma national office for eighteen years and assisted her husband, Grand Secretary-Treasurer John Sagabiel, throughout his Society leadership tenure.

Recipient: Gabrielle Smyth
Catholic University of America
Adviser: Dr. Lynn Mayer
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The Mary Jo Custer Scholarship
Ms. Custer, a member of the Executive Committee and Grand Historian of Phi Eta Sigma, was the recipient of the Society's Distinguished Service Award in 2000. She also serves as chapter adviser at Syracuse University.

Recipient: Sarah Ferranti
Syracuse University
Adviser: Ms. Mary Jo Custer
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The Molly M. Lawrence Scholarship
Mrs. Lawrence, Grand President of Phi Eta Sigma and member of the Executive Committee, was the recipient of the Society's Distinguished Service Award in 1992. She also serves as chapter adviser at The University of Alabama.

Recipient: Jacqueline Berg
The University of Alabama
Adviser: Mrs. Jessica McCormick
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The Harry B. Shucker Scholarship
Dr. Shucker has served as the charter chapter adviser of the Furman University chapter for twenty-six years. He received the Society's Distinguished Service Award in 2002. Furman University has also established a campus-endowed scholarship in his name.

Recipient: Brittany Stevens
The Florida State University
Adviser: Ms. Christine Boyd
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The Nancy S. Kaplan Scholarship
Dr. Kaplan provided the chapter adviser chartering leadership for the St. John's University on April 3, 2000. She was the recipient of the Society's Distinguished Service Award during the University of Texas convention in 2006.

Recipient: Anthe Stylianou
Syracuse University
Adviser: Ms. Mary Jo Custer
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The Sharon Dine Harrell Scholarship
Mrs. Harrell, a graduate of Indiana University and Butler University, was a registered nurse, served on the IU nursing faculty for thirty years, and taught distance learning classes for Indiana Wesleyan University. She was wife of Grand President Emeritus John Harrell and assisted with Phi Eta Sigma national conventions for more than twenty-five years.

Recipient: Tessa Tolen
Missouri State University
Adviser: Ms. Peggy Jones
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The Lois Edwards Alexander Scholarship
Mrs. Alexander, a graduate of Tarleton State University, spent her career as an elementary school teacher in Texas public schools. Along with assisting her husband, Phi Eta Sigma Grand President Emeritus B.J. Alexander, with chartering and advising the Tarleton State University chapter for twenty years, she faithfully attended national conventions, worked with convention registration, and welcomed delegates and advisers to the events.

Recipient: Alexander Venanzi
University of South Florida
Adviser: Dr. Michelle Bombaugh

$1,000 Undergraduate Awards

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Eastern Washington University
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Georgia Southern University
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Kennesaw State University
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Indiana University of Pennsylvania
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Salisbury University
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The University of Alabama
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Florida Institute of Technology
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Marianne Cortes
The Florida State University
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University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
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Iowa State University
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University of Richmond
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The Florida State University
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Louisiana State University
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Emory University
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The Catholic University of America
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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
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McKendree University
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Spring Hill College
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Kennesaw State University
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North Dakota State University
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New York Institute of Technology
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St. John's University
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Otterbein University
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Southeast Missouri State University
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McKendree University
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Southeast Missouri State University
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Texas A&M University
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University of Pittsburgh
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Oklahoma City University
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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
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Wartburg College
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New Mexico State University
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University of California-Los Angeles
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University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
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Gannon University
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University of West Alabama
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Georgian Court University
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