BGSU’S ODK Honor Society taps 30 for induction

BOWLING GREEN, O.–A Bowling Green State University faculty member, one administrator and 28 students will be inducted into the University’s Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa tomorrow (March 30).

The initiation ceremony for one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious leadership honor societies will take place in the University’s Prout Chapel. The featured speaker will be Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Rodney Rogers.

The faculty member is Dr. Edmund Danziger Jr., a University Distinguished Teaching Professor of history; the administrator is Deborah Novak, assistant dean of students.

The 28 students, all of whom are juniors, seniors or graduate students, were selected for membership based on academic excellence and demonstrated leadership in one or more of four additional categories: athletics; campus and community service, social and religious activities and campus government; journalism, speech and mass media; and creative and performing arts.

Notable this year is senior Megan Smith of Wadsworth, Ohio, a geology major who follows in the footsteps of her mother, BGSU alumna Vicki Jo (Cindea) Smith, who was inducted into ODK on Dec. 1, 1978. Mrs. Smith, who earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education from BGSU, said of her own induction into ODK, “I still remember the clothes I wore. It was really a special day.” She will attend the March 30 ceremony with her daughter, who also is a musician and plays in three University bands.

Danziger, whose expertise includes the history of 19th century America, the American West and American and Canadian Indians, joined the University faculty in 1966, after having earned his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Illinois. He was chair of the history department for five years.

He is the author of four books, including his most recent, “Great Lakes Indian Accommodation and Resistance during the Early Reservation Years, 1859-1900,” published in 2009. He has also written more than 20 journal articles and given numerous presentations at both national and international conferences. In 2006, he was a finalist for the American Historical Association’s Distinguished Teaching Award.

The University’s Board of Trustees honored Danziger for his scholarly and teaching abilities in 1995 with the title of Distinguished Teaching Professor.

Novak, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Walsh University, joined the Bowling Green staff in 2001 as a residence hall director, becoming the assistant director of student affairs in 2004 and then assistant dean of students two years later.

Among her many duties, Novak is responsible for overseeing all student-involved, on- and off-campus incidents requiring University disciplinary action. She is also the adviser to numerous BGSU groups and organizations, including the University mascots, Phi Eta Sigma academic honor society and Mortar Board honor society, which recognizes seniors for achievement in scholarship, leadership and service.

This past year, she was honored as Adviser of the Year for her work with Alpha Lambda Delta academic honor society. In the community, she is serving as vice president on the executive board of the Wood County Court Appointed Special Advocate Program, which serves as an advocate for children in the court system or foster care.

ODK was founded in 1914 at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. It was the first college honor society to have a national scope and honor students for meritorious leadership and service in extracurricular activities. Bowling Green’s chapter or circle was created in 1949 and since then more than 1,700 students, faculty, staff and alumni have been initiated into the University circle.

Currently, more than 300 colleges and universities have campus circles, and inductees have included former presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush, current vice president Joseph Biden Jr., current secretary of state and former first lady Hillary Clinton, journalist and broadcaster Walter Cronkite, famed golfer Arnold Palmer, Federal Express chairman Fred Smith and Wal-Mart chairman S. Robson Walton.

 

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EDITOR’S NOTE:  The names of the students inducted into ODK are listed alphabetically by county and hometown within Ohio. Out-of-state students are listed separately.

AUGLAIZE

Wapakoneta:  Kailey Schneider, a junior majoring in early childhood education, is maintaining a perfect 4.0 average during her career at the University. A member of the BGSU’s Early Childhood Education Organization, she is also a member of the H2O church group student organization. A frequent volunteer, she gives her time to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization, the Wood Lane (Bowling Green) center for children with moderate and intensive disabilities, and the Pemberville (Ohio) Head Start Program. An accomplished basketball player, she was a member of the championship three-on-three intramural basketball tournament team and now shares those skills as the volunteer coach to the St. Aloysius (Bowling Green) fifth-grade girls team. At home, she has worked as both a lifeguard at Wapakoneta Water Park and as a piano teacher, instructing both beginning and intermediate students. She was selected for membership under the campus and community service, social and religious activities and campus government category. Schneider resides at 16300 Nottingham Drive and is a 2009 graduate of Wapakoneta High School.

CHAMPAIGN

Saint Paris: J. Adam Landis, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in fire administration, resides at 8993 Runkle Road. A nontraditional student, Landis was an award-winning firefighter for both the Lewisburg (Ohio) and Dayton fire departments before deciding to return to school. In Lewisburg he was named firefighter of the year and in Dayton was presented a Distinguished Service Award and a Certificate of Commendation. He holds the rank of lieutenant with the Dayton department and is responsible for the training and supervision of his shift’s emergency medical employees. Having earned as associate degree from Sinclair Community College, Landis has maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average since coming to BGSU. In addition to taking courses, he has also taught courses at the Ohio Fire Academy in Reynoldsburg. He was selected for membership under the campus and community service, social and religious activities and campus government category. He is a 1995 graduate of Tri-County North High School in Lewisburg.

CUYAHOGA

Highland Heights: Laura Arnold is a junior majoring in biology. Recruited out of high school to play soccer, she is a three-year member of the women’s varsity soccer team. She is also the recipient of three academic scholarships, including a prestigious University Founders Scholarship. Assisting faculty members on their genetics-related research projects, Arnold is also a volunteer in the University’s Marine Biology Lab. She is a member of Sigma Alpha Pi academic honor society and the Marine Biology Club. In the community, she volunteers her time at the local Habitat for Humanity and the yearly Black Swamp Arts Festival. Selected for membership under the athletics, and the campus and community service, social and religious activities and campus government categories, she resides at 5830 Blair Drive.

Mayfield Village: Jake Kanter, a junior double majoring in finance and accounting, resides at 934 Center Road. He is the current vice president and former treasurer and alumni relations chair of Sigma Nu social fraternity and is a member of Beta Alpha Psi professional accounting organization. For the past two years, he has volunteered his time at the United Way of Toledo to help individuals prepare and submit their income tax returns. He was selected for membership under the campus and community service, social and religious activities and campus government category.

ERIE

Huron: Michael Holt, a junior, is pursuing a bachelor of liberal studies degree and already earned an associate degree at BGSU Firelands. Holt is the recipient of five academic scholarships including a prestigious Sydney Frohman Scholarship. He is the recipient of the 2010 Achievement in Art Award and was twice named the Meritorious Service Award winner from the Firelands College Theater and Speech Activities Organization. He is a member of the Speech Activities Organization and the Firelands Women’s Resource Group. He was selected for membership under the creative and performing arts, and the campus and community service, social and religious activities and campus government categories. He resides at 622 Cleveland Road East.

Sandusky: Molly Bacni, a senior majoring in middle childhood education, was selected for membership under the campus and community service, social and religious activities and campus government category. Maintaining a 3.98 grade point average of a scale of 4.0, Bacni is the recipient of five academic scholarships and has been inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta freshman academic honor society and Golden Key international honor society. In addition to her studies at Bowling Green, she has completed study abroad programs at universities in England, France and Burkina Faso. She is involved in a number of local charitable and after-school programs for children and this past summer completed an education-focused mission trip to Haiti. She is a member of the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Bowling Green Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the United Methodist Church Student Organization, and Active Christians Today. In the summers, she works as a costumed character at Cedar Point Amusement Park. She resides at 2705 Eastwood Drive.

HANCOCK

Findlay: Miles McKee is a junior majoring in philosophy. The recipient of several academic scholarships, he is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta freshman academic honor society and is a teacher’s assistant, working with several philosophy professors who teach courses to incoming freshmen. He is also the co-founder and current president of the student Spiritual and Devotion Group. A student employee with the University’s Parking Services, he is a member of the University’s Cycling Club and has won several bicycle races between Bowling Green and other college and university teams throughout Ohio. He was selected for membership under the athletics, and the campus and community service, social and religious activities and campus government categories. McKee resides at 215 Oakland Ave.

McComb: Katherine Borgelt, a junior majoring in applied health sciences, resides a 3977 State Route 613. Named to the Dean’s List after each of her five semesters at the University, she is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta freshman academic honor society and the Pre-Physical Therapy Club. She is assisting a kinesiology professor, collecting data for a research project and possible journal article. She is also a two-year member of both the varsity track and cross country teams and competed in the NCAA regional cross country meet. She is also a frequent volunteer. On campus, she often serves as a host and tour guide for high school athletes being recruited to Bowling Green and for students interested in the offerings of the College of Health and Human Services. She also assists with the Red Cross Bloodmobile program on campus and the annual Dance Marathon, a 32-hour event that yearly raises more than $100,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network. In the city she has volunteered with the Wood County Youth Olympics, the Bowling Green Senior Center, the annual Holiday Parade and the Black Swamp Arts Festival. In her hometown, she teaches Vacation Bible School each summer. She was selected for membership under the athletics, and the campus and community service, social and religious activities and campus government categories.

LORAIN

Lorain:  Jordan Schulin is a junior majoring in actuarial science within the University’s College of Business Administration. She resides at 4872 Leavitt Road. The recipient of a prestigious University Heritage Scholarship, she is a member of the Falcon Marching Band and works as a mathematics tutor for fellow students. She is also a frequent volunteer in the community, giving her time to support area Boys and Girls clubs, the Relay for Life, Skate for a Cure, and the NHA Walk for the Homeless. In addition, she frequently visits residents at Lorain area nursing homes. She was selected for membership under the creative and performing arts, and the campus and community service, social and religious activities and campus government categories.

LUCAS

Monclova: Sarah Rahn, a senior majoring in integrated social studies within the College of Education and Human Development, resides at 5125 Eber Road. An honors student, Rahn volunteers her time as a tutor with the community’s STARS Program, as a teacher at the Wood Lane School (Bowling Green) for children with moderate and intensive disabilities, and as a “big sister” with the area’s Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. She was selected for membership under the campus and community service, social and religious activities and campus government category.

Toledo: Katrin McBroom was selected for membership under the athletics, and the campus and community service, social and religious activities and campus government categories. The senior psychology major has maintained a 4.0 grade average during her three-plus years at the University. She is a member of Phi Eta Sigma freshman academic honor society and is the secretary and co-founder of Iota Iota Iota women’s studies honor society. She is a frequent volunteer, serving as a victim’s advocate at Behavioral Connections social services organization in Bowling Green. A black belt in karate, McBroom also teaches classes and instructs one-time self-defense programs for area Boys Scouts, Girl Scouts and other youth and women’s groups. She resides at 2717 Middlesex Drive.

Waterville: Tasha Adamski is a junior majoring in human development and family studies. The recipient of several academic scholarships, including a prestigious University Founders Scholarship, Adamski has been active in student government, currently serving as a senator in Undergraduate Student Government and having been the past-president of Falcon Heights Residence Hall Council, past-vice president of Offenhauer Residence Hall Council and a member of the Resident Student Association. She is also a member of Phi Upsilon Omicron family and consumer sciences honor society and the National Society for Leadership and Success. She was selected for membership under the campus and community service, social and religious activities and campus government category. She resides at 315 Locust St. and is a 2009 graduate of Anthony Wayne High School.

MEDINA

Medina: Matthew Kreglow is a senior English and creative writing major. A published poet, he spent a six-month internship working at the University’s Mid American Review literary journal. Also interested in music, Kreglow is a two-year member of the Bowling Green University Band, where he is first chair euphonium. He is also a member of Phi Eta Sigma freshman scholastic honor society. At home, he is an active member of the Medina United Methodist Church and the Medina Community Band. Selected for membership under the creative and performing arts category, he resides at 839 Gates Mills Blvd. He is a graduate of Medina High School.

Wadsworth:  Megan Smith, a senior majoring in geology, was selected for membership under the creative and performing arts, and the campus and community service, social and religious activities and campus government categories. President of both Phi Eta Sigma national scholastic honor society and the University’s Geology Club, she is also a member of Alpha Lambda Delta freshman academic honor society, Sigma Gamma Epsilon geology honor society, and Mortar Board senior academic honor society. Working with faculty members, she has completed research projects in both the geology and chemistry departments. Away from her studies, she is a four-year member of both the University Marching Band and the Athletic Band, and a member of Kappa Kappa Psi music honor society. Smith also volunteers her time for Project Moore, a literacy program that has University students reading with area elementary school students, and at the county’s Humane Society. A 2008 graduate of Highland High School, she resides at 215 Ridgewood Road.

MIAMI

Tipp City:  Kelsey Dinsmore, a junior majoring in early childhood education, resides at 4648 Olde Park Drive. The former vice president of Sigma Kappa social sorority, Dinsmore is in Order of Omega Greek honor society, Alpha Lambda Delta freshman academic honor society and BGSU’s Early Childhood Organization. Named to the University Dean’s list each of the past five semesters, she also serves as a teacher’s assistant at the Stepping Stones Cooperative Preschool when she is home in Tipp City. Selected for membership under the campus and community service, social and religious activities and campus government category, she is a graduate of Bethel High School.

SANDUSKY

Fremont: Jessica Anguiano, who has earned an associate of applied science degree from Terra State Community College, is a junior majoring in construction management and technology. Maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade point average during her Bowling Green career, she is also a member of the University’s chapters of the National Electrical Contractors Association and the Student Construction Management Association. At home, she is a member of the board of directors of the Sandusky County Habitat for Humanity program and was named Student of the Year in 2011 by the Fremont Rotary Club. She was selected for membership under the campus and community service, social and religious activities and campus government category. She resides at 1016 McKinley St.

SHELBY

Anna: Jacob Brown, a junior majoring in popular culture, was selected for membership under the campus and community service, social and religious activities and campus government category. Accepted into the President’s Leadership Academy and the University’s Honors Program, Brown is maintaining a 3.9 grade point average during his first three years at Bowling Green. In addition, he was the recipient of the 2010-11 Popular Culture Undergraduate Research Award as selected by the department faculty. He also assisted in the organization and execution of the Girl Power! Empowerment Conference, which brought 50 young women from northwest Ohio to the campus for programs exploring strategies and techniques for obtaining a college education. Away from his studies, he is the president and past-treasurer of the student Gaming Society. He resides at 13325 Whitefeather Trail.

SUMMIT

Akron: Priscilla Ju, who earned her bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University in 2010, is working on a master’s degree in college student personnel. In addition to taking classes, she is an assistant in the Office of Residence Life, where one of her duties is supervising and assisting more than 20 undergraduate residence hall advisers who live with and serve as a mentor and resource person to approximately 750 students. She is also the former student adviser to Omicron Delta Kappa. She is a member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and the American College Personnel Association. Selected for membership under the creative and performing arts, and the campus and community service, social and religious activities and campus government categories, she resides at 2773 Goldleaf Drive.

Norton:  Ariana Wascher, a senior majoring in communication disorders, resides at 3615 Easton Road. Named to the University’s Dean’s list every semester except one during her college career, she is the recipient of four academic scholarships, which will total more than $10,000 in grants during her four years at Bowling Green. She is a member and officer of both the National Society of Leadership and Success, and Omega Phi Alpha national service sorority. She is a three-year member of Your Fellow Falcon, a mentoring program for fellow students, and a volunteer for both the University’s homecoming program and the annual Dance Marathon, which annually raises more than $100,000 for sick and disadvantaged children. She also recently completed an academic exchange program in which she studied for six months at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. She was selected for membership under the campus and community service, social and religious activities and campus government category.

WOOD

Bowling Green: Mackenzie Albach was tapped for membership under the campus and community service, social and religious activities and campus government category. The senior geography major is a member of Chi Omega social sorority, Order of Omega Greek leadership honor society, Omicron Delta Epsilon economics honor society and the American Marketing Association. In addition, she is a two-year member of the Falcon Marching Band and works in the University’s Admission’s Office as a tour guide. Off campus, she is a member of the Black Swamp Players theater troupe. She resides at 230 N. Enterprise Ave.

            Elizabeth Bolze, a senior majoring in art history, was selected for membership under the creative and performing arts, and the campus and community service, social and religious activities and campus government categories. President of the University’s Art History Association, she has served as either an intern or volunteer with the Toledo Museum of Art, the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, the Black Swamp Arts Festival and the University’s Arts Village Learning Community. In addition, she completed an internship at the Museo Marino Marini in Florence, Italy, this past summer. The recipient of a scholarship from the Toledo Federation of Arts Societies, Inc., she resides at 616 Morton Ave.

            Seth Childers is a junior majoring in social studies. A transfer student from Adrian College where he was the recipient of a President’s Scholarship and completed two years of study, he was selected for membership under the athletics category. A graduate of Otsego High School, he resides at 12 Augusta Drive.

            Olivia Hall is a junior majoring in middle childhood education. A student employee in the University’s Office of Disability Services, she is also a volunteer in Kenwood Elementary School’s after-school tutoring program and in Ridge Elementary School’s reading enrichment program. On campus, she is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi social sorority and is a student leader in BGSU’s New Student Orientation Program. Selected for membership under the campus and community service, social and religious activities and campus government category, she resides at 935 Thurstin Ave.

Perrysburg: MinJeong (cq) Jeon, a junior majoring in nursing, resides at 5241 Lawrence Drive. A transfer student from the State University of New York at Binghamton where she was pursuing a music degree, Jeon is a member of the Student Nurses Association and is a volunteer at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee. She was selected for membership under the creative and performing arts, and the campus and community service, social and religious activities and campus government categories.

Rossford: Ryan Evarts is a junior majoring in middle childhood education with the goal of teaching mathematics or social studies to junior high school students. Maintaining a 4.0 grade point average during his Bowling Green academic career, Evarts is a vice president of Alpha Sigma Phi social fraternity and a three-year member of the University’s club tennis team. He is also a member of the steering committee for the annual Dance Marathon, which yearly raises more than $100,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network. Evarts also works as a Campus Tour Guide providing tours to prospective students and their parents, and for the past two years has volunteered his time as an Orientation Leader, serving as a mentor and guide for freshmen during their first several days on campus each fall. Selected for membership under the athletics, and the campus and community service, social and religious activities and campus government categories, he resides at 1236 Grassy Court and is a 2009 graduate of Rossford High School.

 

OUT-OF-STATE

MICHIGAN

Lathrup Village:  Tempest Moss, a junior majoring in journalism, resides at 18220 W. 11 Mile Road. The recipient of four University scholarships, she is a copy editor for The BG News daily student newspaper and The Obsidian, a monthly student newspaper aimed at a minority-student audience. A member of the President’s Leadership Academy, she is also a charter member of Chi Alpha Epsilon academic honor society and Sigma Alpha Pi national leadership and success honor society. Becoming active in the Bowling Green community, she is a volunteer for the county’s Special Olympics program; Martha’s Kitchen, a church- sponsored food distribution program; and the Sterling Heights Assisted Living and Community Center. Moss is also a member of the management committee for the annual Dance Marathon, which raises more than $100,000 to assist the Children’s Miracle Network. She was selected for membership under the journalism, speech and mass media, and the campus and community service, social and religious activities and campus government categories.

Northville: Emily Reichard, a junior majoring in telecommunications, is a three-year member, current president, former vice president and an executive board member of Sigma Kappa social sorority. She is the recipient of two academic scholarships from the University and is a member of the Chapman Learning Community, which brings highly motivated, high-achieving students together in one residence hall to combine their course work with community service and development projects. She was selected for membership under the journalism, speech and mass media, and the campus and community service, social and religious activities and campus government categories. At home, she is an active member of the First United Methodist Church and a past-member of the Rotary Interact Club. A graduate of Northville High School, she resides at16615 Old Bedford Road.

NORTH CAROLINA

Greenville: Jenny Blomgren is a junior majoring in dietetics. She is co-founder and current president of the University’s chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and a member of the National Art honor society and the women’s club rugby team. A frequent volunteer on campus and in the city of Bowling Green, she is a member of the Red Cross Club, the Wood County (Ohio) Humane Society and the Wood County Medical Reserve Corp. Before enrolling at BGSU, she earned an associate of arts degree through a University of Maryland extension program in Sigonella, Italy. Selected for membership under the athletics, and the campus and community service, social and religious activities and campus government categories, she resides at 203 Adams Blvd. She is a graduate of Sigonella High School.

(Posted April 04, 2012 )