Omicron Delta Kappa Inducts New Members

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Publication Date: 5/18/2007

Omicron Delta Kappa, the national honor society recognizing leadership and service, recently inducted 30 students, one faculty member and one staff member into the ODK chapter at Rhodes College. ODK was founded in 1914 and established a chapter at Rhodes in 1927.

Shruti Acharya, Junior, Chemistry, Memphis, TN
Activities: CRC First Year Chemistry Award, Iota Sigma Pi Honor Society for Women in Chemistry, Volunteer at The Med, LeBonheur, Habitat for Humanity, Adopt-A-Friend, President of RICE, Rhodes Orchestra/Wind Ensemble, Chamber Music

Ashley Bienvenu, Senior, Political Science, Memphis, TN
Activities: Cambridge Scholar; Bellingrath Finalist, Margaret Hyde Scholar, Rhodes Student Government, Resident Assistant, Chi Omega, Rhodes College Diplomats, Rhodes Ambassadors, Leadership Rhodes, Mock Trial, Rhodes College Cheerleading

Colleen Bookter, Junior, History, Shreveport, LA
Activities: Iota Iota Iota; Phi Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta Sorority, Kappa Delta Emerging Leader Award, Rhodes Student Government Chair of Student Services, Rhodes Student Government Jacob Abraham Award, Library, Bookstore, and Food Services Advisory Committees, Cast Member Vagina Monologues

Ashley Cundiff, Junior, History and Women’s Studies, Camas, WA
Activities: Thomas E. Strong Scholarship, Assistant Editor of the Rhodes Historical Review, Member of Iota Iota Iota, Phi Alpha Theta, and Eta Sigma Phi, Recipient of the Colonial Dame Award for American History, Equestrian Club

Ryan Dagen, Junior, Biology, Millington, TN
Activities: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Research Assistant-Fungal Genetics, Beta Beta Beta, Orientation Staff, Peer Assistant, Rhodes Ambassadors, Rhodes Admissions Organization, Leadership Rhodes, Rhodes Christian Fellowship

Tara Daniel, Junior, Biology, Adams, TN
Activities: Resident Assistant, President of BACCHUS at Rhodes, Area 8 Student Advisory Committee Representative, Tutor for Memphis Schools and Community, Co-Assistant Editor of The Southwestern Review

Adam Doupe, Senior, History, Thousand Oaks, CA
Activities: Phi Alpha Theta, Order of Omega Greek Leadership Honor Society, Runner-Up Most Outstanding Paper Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Mock Trial

Beau Gambold, Junior, Political Science, Memphis, TN
Activities: University Scholar, Ida Leblanc Lee Scholarship, Rhodes Activities Board, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Rhodes College Democrats, Intern for Harold Ford Jr. Campaign for U.S. Senate, British Studies at Oxford

Ellie Hahn, Junior, International Studies, Lexington, KY
Activities: Buckman Scholarship for Study Abroad, Bonner Service Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, Honor Council VP, Summer Service Fellowship, Kinney Coordinator, Tex-Mex Team Member

Michael Hathorn, Junior, Economics and Business Administration, Pineville, LA
Activities:  Bellingrath Scholarship Award Winner, ODE, Mortar Board, Beta Beta Beta, Seidman Award in Economics, Essay published in Rhodes Historical Review, Kappa Sigma National Fraternity Scholarship/Leadership Award, Honor Council, Rhodes Ambassadors, Rhodes Student Government, Rhodes College Diplomats

Kathryn Henderson, Junior, International Studies, Franklin, TN
Activities: Rhodes Service Scholar, Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society, Honor Council Representative, Kinney Coordinator, Volunteer at Memphis Family Shelter, ESL Tutor for International Community of Refugee Women and Children, Souper Contact

Hayley Hill, Junior, Studio Art, Taylorsville, MS
University Scholarship, Christina Dinkelacker Study Abroad Scholarship, Rhodes College Softball Team, College Democrats, Art Club

John Hinds IV, Senior, Business Administration, Kenner, LA
Activities: Deloitte and Touche Academic Intern, Spring 2007, St. Jude Volunteer, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Catholic Student Organization, Varsity Tennis Team

Truett Horne, Senior, Economics and Business Administration, Little Rock, AR
Activities: ODE, Social Regulations Council, Order of Omega, Member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Crew Club

John Janeski, Senior, Physics, Mariposa, CA
Performance Award, Research Award, Honor Scholarship, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2006 Soffen Memorial Fund Travel Grant, Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society, Research Assistant Summer 2004, 2006, Soup Kitchen, PeaceJam

Jessica Lotz, Junior, Anthropology/Sociology, Brighton, TN
Activities: Cambridge Scholar, National Merit Scholar, 1st place URCAS Presentation for Social Sciences 2006, Presented papers at Women’s Studies Symposium at Rhodes 2006 and American Colleges of the South Gender Conference 2006, Iota Iota Iota, Counseling Center Outreach Coordinator, Cast Member Vagina Monologues, Rhodes Orchestra/Wind Ensemble/Jazz Ensemble

Amanda Lutzy, Junior, Biology, Saranac, NY
Beta Beta Beta, All SCAC Academic Team, Alpha Omicron Pi, Rhodes Christian Fellowship, Rhodes Softball, Appeared on Local Tennessee Wildlife Show regarding research with mussel population in the Hatchee River, Intramural Basketball and Volleyball

Alexander Mahoney, Junior, Economics/International Studies, Lisle, IL
Activities: Scholar-Athlete, Omicron Delta Epsilon, All Conference Cross Country, All Region Cross Country, South/Southeast NCAA Division III Runner of the Year, 2 Time All Conference Track, National Championship Qualifier for Cross Country, Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Catholic Campus Ministry

Laura Meyers, Senior, Studio Art, Birmingham, AL
Activities: Order of Omega Greek Honor Society, Peer Assistant, Tutor at Kipp Academy, Chi Omega President, Artwork published in The Southwestern Review, Rhodes Art Club, Up Til Dawn Executive Board, Student Juried Art Exhibition

Janna Miller, Senior, Psychology, Austin, TX
Activities:  Presidential Scholarship, Margaret Ruffin Hyde Award for Research in Psychology, Psi Chi President, Phi Alpha Theta, Member of Psychology Research Team, Chi Omega, Campus Campaign Manager for Teach for America

Drury Morris, Junior, Business and Economics, Florence, AL
Activities: Honor Scholarship, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Mock Trial Team, Rhodes Honor Council, President of Pi Kappa Alpha, Tex Mex Service Trip, New York Service Trip

Emma O’Hagan, Junior, International Studies, Birmingham, AL
Activities: Member of Sigma Iota Rho, Recipient of Fine Arts Scholarship in Music, President of Rhodes Chapter of STAND, Created and Organized Mentoring Program for Sudanese Refugees in Memphis

Daniel C. Price, Junior, English, Atlanta, GA
Activities: Member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Ultimate Frisbee, Various Intramural Sports, Member of the Woolsocks, The Dan Price Band, “J & J’s Coin-Op,” short fiction published in The Southwestern Review

Deborah Rogers, Junior, History, Chesterfield, MO
Activities: Tulane Presidential Scholarship, Rhodes Presidential Scholarship, Buckman Scholarship, Phi Alpha Theta, URCAS winner, Kappa Delta Sorority, Young Life Volunteer Leader, PeaceJam Volunteer, Tsunami Relief Volunteer Work, Volunteer Work Abroad with Roma in Budapest, Intramural Volleyball

Laura Sellers, Junior, International Studies and Political Science; Spanish, Kansas City, MO
Activities: Sigma Iota Rho, Sigma Delta Pi, Search Advisory Council, Rhodes College Democrats, Catholic Student Association, Envision, STAND, Assistant Editor of Modus Vivendi,  Pronunciation Coach for La Noche de los Asesinos

Caleb Standafer III, Junior, Economics, Newbury Park, CA
Activities: Omicron Delta Epsilon, Honors Fellow-Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Vice President of Rhodes Christian Fellowship, Rhodes Singers, Intramural Soccer

Nicole Thomas, Junior, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mechanicsville, VA
Activities: SCAC All-Academic Honor Roll, Beta Beta Beta, Conducted research at St. Jude Research Hospital, Cross Country, Track, and Field, Student Athlete Advisory Committee

Michael Towle, Junior, Physics, Marietta, GA
Presidential Scholarship, Outstanding First Year Spanish Student, Pi Kappa Alpha, Intramural Football, Fine Arts Festival, All Sing, McCoy Theatre Production The Tempest, Various Guitar Ensembles.

Caitlin Ulmer, Senior, Greek and Roman Studies, Media, PA
Activities: Mortar Board, Vice President of Eta Sigma Phi, Recipient of Jeanne Scott Varnell Award in Classical Languages, Rhodes College Women’s Center Co-Founder, Treasurer, Co-founder/Secretary of Classics Club, Public Relations Chair for ResVoice

Jay Blundon, Faculty, Associate Professor of Biology, Memphis, TN
Activities: Dr. Blundon is engaged in research focusing on the biological substrates for learning and memory. A native of Delaware and a graduate of Duke University, he joined the Rhodes faculty in 1993. He received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland. 

Robert M. Johnson, Jr., Staff, Vice President for Information Services, Memphis, TN
Activities: Dr. Johnson supervises Information Services, ITS and Institutional Research, Student Affairs and Admissions and Financial Aid. He received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees with top honors from Vanderbilt University and joined the staff at Rhodes in 1999.