PSU announces Honors College selections 

Pittsburg State University has announced selections to the Honors College, which has a mission of providing a more meaningful and rigorous educational experience for high-achieving students.  

It was not an easy decision, said Honors College Director Craig Fuchs.  

Through a two-tier selection process, which includes both a paper application review and an on-campus interview, the selection committee narrows the pool down to the top 30 student scholars, each of whom are offered positions in the program. Those students are expected to continue to excel academically once enrolled at PSU, but also become involved in student clubs and organizations, as well as assume leadership roles across campus in a variety of ways.    

Honors College students receive scholarships and enroll in intellectually stimulating general education courses as freshmen and sophomores. As juniors and seniors, they become integrated into the Academic Honors program. Students of all levels are encouraged to participate in research, research presentation, and study abroad experiences. 


  • Russell Baker, El Dorado High School, Exercise Science 
  • Kennadie Campbell, Blue Valley Southwest, Elementary Education 
  • Hannah Gray, Pittsburg High School, Nursing 
  • Shekhar Gugnani, Fort Scott High School, Biology, Pre-Med Emphasis 
  • Neil Gugnani, Fort Scott High School, Biology 
  • Corey Humble, Girard High School, Biology, Pre-Med Emphasis 
  • Emily Imhof, St. Mary’s-Colgan, Undecided 
  • Josie Jacquinot, Erie High School, Nursing 
  • Taylor Krehbiel, DeSoto High School, Nursing 
  • Caroline Kunshek, Girard High School, Music 
  • Colby Lampkin, Maize High Schol, Construction Management 
  • Joy Lee, Pittsburg High School, Biology 
  • Joseph Marten, Onaga High School, Undecided 
  • Alexa Owens, Blue Valley Southwest, Nursing 
  • Austin Parrish, Frontenac High School, Exercise Science 
  • Alexandra Robinson, Girard High School, Biology, Pre-Med Emphasis 
  • Shelby Sogaard, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Communication 
  • Kirryn Sprague, Fort Scott High School, Biology/Chemistry 
  • Nathan Stice, Columbus Unified High School, Finance 
  • Kelsie Tucker, The Barstow School, Biochemistry 
  • Beau Wilson, St. Mary’s-Colgan, Mechanical Engineering 
  • Sarah Wood, Frontenac High School, Pre-Physical Therapy 



  • Emmaline Beyeler, Kearney High School, Elementary Education 
  • Carlee Brumley, Nixa High School, Nursing 
  • Alaina Fulkerson, Liberty North High School, Nursing 
  • Jeffrey Horinek, McAuley Catholic High School, Polymer Chemistry 
  • Ezekiel Spieker, Spieker Academy, Management 



  • Hannah Dickens, Regent Preparatory School of Oklahoma, Nursing 
  • Kyra Heald, Broken Arrow High School, Kinesiology 



  • Taelyn Thompson, Mascoutah High School, Biology 

Learn more about PSU Honors College: 

Honors College