Pittsburg State announces fall 2015 Honors College selections

  Tuesday, March 31, 2015 2:00 AM

Pittsburg, KS

 Pittsburg State announces fall 2015 Honors College selections

Pittsburg State University has announced the selection of 37 students for its 2015 Fall Honors College freshman class.

Craig Fuchs, director of the Honors College, said the quality of the incoming freshman class is outstanding.

“These are some exceptional young men and women,” Fuchs said. “They have demonstrated not only high academic success, but also strong character. We are pleased that they are now part of the Pittsburg State University family.”

The PSU Honors College was established to attract and retain high-achieving students to the campus and to provide them with an educationally enriched university experience. Application to the Honors College is open to incoming freshmen with an ACT composite score of 28 or higher or an SAT composite score of 1240 or higher. In addition, they must have completed a pre-college curriculum and have a high-school GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Students selected for the Honors College are eligible to receive scholarship assistance ranging from $2,200 a year for Crimson and Gold members to $9,500 a year for the Presidential Award. Presidential and University Award recipients are also eligible to receive a one-time, $2,000 study-abroad stipend.

This year’s Honor College freshmen are:



  • Ryan Hendrix, marketing major, Bentonville High School
  • Shelby Thompson, secondary education major, Bentonville High School



  • Aaron Westervelt, construction engineering technology major, Southeast High School
  • Alixandra Beezley, undecided, Girard High School
  • Benjamin Kelm, biology (pre-dental) major, Mill Valley High School
  • Bradley Southard, chemistry major, Frontenac High School
  • Brittany McConnell, social work major, Labette County High School
  • Callie Rice, music education major, McLouth High School
  • Camille Wallace, social work major, Pittsburg High School
  • Delaney Mirocke, environmental and safety management major, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School
  • Gretchen Reed, secondary education major, Olathe South High School
  • Haley Hall, biology (pre-med) major, Galena High School
  • Hannah Overby, music education major, Leavenworth High School
  • Jaina Mills, elementary education major, Ottawa High School
  • John Barrows, biology (pre-med) major, Frontenac High School
  • Jordan Gorges, nursing major, Goddard High School
  • Quinnlyn Walcott, chemistry (pre-pharmacy) major, Basehor-Linwood High School
  • Ryan Higginbotham, biology major, St. Mary’s Colgan High School
  • Samantha Wright, secondary math education major, Washington County High School
  • Savannah Dennett, biology major, Winfield High School
  • Tucker Morey, biology major, Seaman High School
  • Wyatt Osterhage, biology (pre-med) major, Blue Valley North High School



  • Adam Barton, physics major, Springfield-Hillcrest High School
  • Adriel Ridenour, early childhood education major, Monett High School
  • Caleb Luthi, plastics engineering technology major, Lamar High School
  • Dallas Hille, engineering technology major, Raymore-Peculiar High School
  • Joseph Morris, biology (pre-med), Carl Junction High School
  • Luke Arnce, biology, Carl Junction High School
  • Madelyn Beasley, music education major, Kearney High School
  • Nicklous Bartelli, communication (broadcast journalism) major, Platte County RIII High School
  • Shea Dalton, art education major, Diamond R-IV High School
  • Taylor Dugan, psychology major, Neosho High School



  • Coleman Crawley, finance and accounting major, Fort Gibson High School
  • Mallory Gibson, nursing and biology, Vinita High School



  • Lewis Furze, psychology major, Kirklees College (England)
  • Talia Ayala Feliciangeli, psychology major, San Ignacio de Loyola School (Paraguay)


For more information about the PSU Honors College, visit the website at www.pittstate.edu/academics/honors or call Craig Fuchs at 620-235-4176.




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