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SOPHS Initiates 25 Students
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MAILED: Dec. 16, 1998

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Society of Participating Honor Students initiated 25 students into the organization during an initiation ceremony Nov. 22.
Membership in the organization is open to students who have achieved sophomore standing, who were in the top 35 percent of their freshman class and who have demonstrated service to the university. Each year in conjunction with the campus television station, SOPHS sponsors a telethon to raise money for local charity.
"The organization acknowledges and encourages outstanding scholastic achievement and significant service to the university," said Paula Stuettgen, UW-Eau Claire's student activities coordinator and one of SOPHS' faculty advisers.
Those initiated were Jennifer Carlson, a communication disorders major from Eden Prairie, Minn.; Emily Dettman, a human resources management major from Sauk City; Corinne Dirnbauer, a biology and liberal arts major from Oconomowoc; Lisa Erickson, a human resource management major from Fridley, Minn.; Tina Geissler, a criminal justice major from Chippewa Falls; Holly Heasley, a pre-occupational therapy major from Onalaska; and Lee Heike, a broadcast journalism major from De Pere.
Also initiated were Julie Helgeson, a computer science major from Milton; Lori Joch, an elementary education major from Stratford; Jessica Kiciak, a math education major from Waukesha; Benjamin Licht, a French major from Cameron; Rachelle Madison, a nursing major from Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; Jadelyn McDowell, a communication disorders major from Stillwater, Minn.; Cristie Menne, a business administration major from East Troy; Jolene Narr, a criminal justice major from Henderson, Minn.; and Matthew Nohr, a computer science major from Waunakee.
SOPHS also initiated Jennifer Pakes, an elementary education major from Edgarton; Kristin Paschke, a nursing major from Brown Deer; Briten Sanderfoot, an elementary education major from Kaukauna; Kathryn Schoepf, an elementary education major from Little Falls, Minn.; Katie Thornburg, a geology major from Spooner; Pa Houa Vue, an elementary education major from Kaukauna; Sheryl Wojcik, a management major from Gilman; Allyson Wroblewski, an elementary education major from Dousman; and Nicole Zimmerman, a broadcast journalism major from Rhinelander.
Officer appointments also were announced at the ceremony. Heike was elected president of the organization, Zimmerman was named vice president, Erickson was named secretary, Wojcik was named treasurer and Paschke was named parliamentarian.

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UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741
newsbur@uwec.edu

Updated: Dec. 16, 1998