Thirty University of Nebraska–Lincoln students have been recognized as outstanding agents of character and integrity by being named to Franco’s List.
Students who attain the highest level of academic achievement are recognized by their academic dean through the Dean’s List. Similarly, Franco’s List — named for the late Juan Franco, vice chancellor for student affairs from 2006-2017 — recognizes students at Nebraska who demonstrate characteristics essential to being a person of integrity.
Franco’s List awardees represent six building blocks of character: caring, citizenship, commitment, dependability, open-mindedness and respect.
All recipients were nominated by a university community member and selected by a council of peers, the vice chancellor for student affairs’ Character Council.
Recipients were announced at an awards ceremony April 19.
Following is a list, by hometown, of students named to Franco’s List, along with their year in school during the spring semester and academic major(s).
Ashland: Bo Kitrell, senior, civil engineering
Bertrand: Courtney Philips, freshman, pre-nursing
Elkhorn: Tori Oestmann, freshman, microbiology
Gretna: Cannon Ahrens, freshman, actuarial science
Leigh: Matt McMullin, junior, elementary education
Lincoln: Alexis Gass, sophomore, advertising and public relations; Hallie Hohbein, sophomore, software engineering; Zainab Saleh, junior, English; Cassidy Taladay, junior, advertising and public relations, and communication studies; Mickey Tran, sophomore, computer science
Milford: Addison Pauley, junior, elementary education
Omaha: Yves Bemba, graduate student, educational administration; Eric Bohnenkamp, junior, geology; Hannah DePriest, junior, advertising and public relations; Brittany Hamor, junior, journalism; Emma Himes, senior, English, Spanish and global studies; Steven Kirchner, senior, history; Kelsey Rodis, junior, business administration; Ivy Williams, junior, mechanical engineering
Raymond: Lauren Taylor, junior, political science and global studies
Scottsbluff: Rachel Beeney, sophomore, speech-language pathology
Sacramento, California: Victoria Burbridge, sophomore, civil engineering
Loveland, Colorado: Hailey Fischer, junior, English and film studies
Prairie Village, Kansas: Lauren Brown-Hulme, senior, journalism and political science
Ellisville, Missouri: Alexis Grossnicklaus, sophomore, psychology
Greensboro, North Carolina: Karl Shaffer, sophomore, computer science and mathematics
Erie, Pennsylvania: Lindsey Jarema, junior, chemical engineering
Sheboygan, Wisconsin: Nickolaus St. Onge, senior, PGA golf management
Beijing, China: Xinyue Wang, senior, communication studies and English
Seoul, South Korea: Jeong Ah Kim, senior, psychology and biochemistry