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SOPHS Initiates 25 Students
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MAILED: Dec. 23, 1999

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Society of Participating Honor Students initiated 25 students into the organization during an initiation ceremony Dec. 5.
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 Awe, a kinesiology major from Plymouth, Minn.; Andrea Ayers, a nursing major from Maplewood, Minn.; Dan Bergen, a journalism major from New Berlin; Kirsten Bergquist, a marketing major from Buffalo, Minn.; Becky Borchert, an undeclared major from Peshtigo; DeAnnah Byrd, a biology major from Fort Washington, Md.; Kristin DeGroot, a biology major from Waukesha; Mindy Endres, a special education major from Dane; and Lisa Grabowski, a journalism major from Delafield.
Also initiated were Melissa Grams, an elementary education major from Port Washington; Jennifer Gross, a psychology major from Oshkosh; Karla Hansen, a public relations major from Richland Center; April Hendricks, a criminal justice major from Eau Claire; Aimee Hogan, a psychology major from Oconomowoc; Kathryn Mize, a computer science major from Verona; Jessica O'Konek, a biochemistry/molecular biology major from Oconomowoc; and Cristiana Oliveira, an international student from Brazil, majoring in journalism.
SOPHS also initiated Kimberly Porter, a special education major from Beloit; Jessica Potter, an elementary education major from Altoona; Leah Prendergast, an elementary education major from Rochester, Minn.; Stacy Recker, a nursing major from Maple Plain, Minn.; Trisha Schmid an environmental and public health major from Burlington; Leah Servais, an undeclared major from Onalaska; Amber Thomas, a nursing major from Nekoosa; and Todd Whalen, a biology major from Rochester, Minn.
Officer appointments also were announced at the ceremony. Bergen was elected president of the organization, Awe was named vice president, Servais was named secretary, Mize was named treasurer and Hendricks was named parliamentarian.

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Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Updated: Dec. 23, 1999