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Midland University announces Who’s Who honorees

Midland University announces Who’s Who honorees

Dec 12th , 2017

Twenty Midland University students have been named to the 2018 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. The annual listing recognizes outstanding campus leaders nationwide.

The students were honored Monday, Dec. 11, in a special reception in the Olson Student Center. 

“At Midland University, our mission is to inspire people to learn and lead in the world with purpose. The outstanding students who make the Who's Who list have proven they are leaders, and they have tremendous potential,” Midland University President Jody Horner said. “We are extremely proud of each Midland student who was nominated. This is an honor reserved for those whose commitment to excellence is evident in the classroom and throughout the community."

Midland University students who were honored included:

Madison Anderson of Auburn, Nebraska, the daughter of Darin and Jennifer Anderson. She is majoring in Nursing.

Michelle Benda of Omaha, the daughter of Sabine and Bill Benda. She is majoring in Elementary Education with endorsements in Coaching and Special Education.

Haley Devney of Blair, Nebraska, the daughter of Ann Devney. She is majoring in Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice.

Lexie Dooley of Missouri Valley, Iowa, the daughter of Bud and Brenda Dooley. She is majoring in Biology with a Nursing concentration.

Joseph Evans of Omaha, the son of Jim and Michelle Evans. He is majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing, and minoring in Biology and a Coaching endorsement.

Reagan Gaynor of Oakland, Iowa, the daughter of Julie Meyer. She is majoring in Psychology and Sociology with a minor in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Jessica Harms of Wilcox, Nebraska, the daughter of Mike and Nancy Harms. She is majoring in Biology with Pre Physician’s Assistant and minoring in Chemistry and Coaching.

Kurt Knight of Norfolk, Nebraska, the son of Gary and Kimberly Knight. He is majoring in Biology and minors in Psychology and Chemistry.

Gabrielle Knobbe of West Point, Nebraska, the daughter of John and Jane Knobbe. She is majoring in Elementary Education and Special Education with an endorsement in Coaching.

Keaton Kreikemeier of Norfolk, the son of Nick and Mario Kreikemeier. He is majoring in Arts Management with a Marketing focus.

Megan Kucks of Elkhorn, Nebraska, the daughter of Lois Kucks. She is majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry and Psychology.

BaiLeigh Leach of Grand Island, Nebraska, the daughter of Sabonna Manfull and Bill Leach. She is majoring in Performing Arts and Business Administration.

Allyssa Millar of Media, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Chuck and Brenda Millar. She is majoring in Arts Management.

Michaela Millikan of Bennington, Nebraska, the daughter of Dawn Millikan. She is majoring in Arts Management with a Theatre emphasis.

Britta Olson of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the daughter of Linda and Chris Olson. She is majoring in Nursing.

Logan Paasch of Elkhorn, the son of Ann and Calvin Paasch. He is majoring in Human Performance, Sports Management and Marketing.

Rachel Pavelka of Oxford, Nebraska, the daughter of Tim and Janita Pavelka. She is majoring in Nursing.

Adalie Thomas of Weeping Water, Nebraska, the daughter of Dustin and Becky Thomas. She is majoring in Natural Science Composite.

Amber Wilson of Elkhorn, the daughter of Robert and Joyce Wilson. She is major in Arts Management with a Theatre emphasis.

Campus nominating committees and editors of the annual directory selected students based on their academic achievement, and exclusively those who have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.85, in addition to service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities, and potential for continued success.

The Midland University undergraduates join an elite group of students selected from more than 2,500 institutions of higher learning in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and several foreign nations. Outstanding students have been honored in the annual directory since it was first published in 1934.

Midland University, located just minutes from Omaha, offers more than 30 majors and academic programs, and four graduate programs. A small, private liberal arts college, is home to a unique 4-Year Graduation Guarantee and nearly 1,400 students. Midland offers 31 varsity sports, more than 40 clubs and student organizations, and 250 scholarship opportunities in the performing arts.