30 students named to Franco's List for character, integrity

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30 students named to Franco's List for character, integrity

Franco's List awardees include (back row, from left) Lindsey Jarema, Ivy Williams, Kelsey Rodis, Lauren Brown-Hulme, Addison Pauley, Matt McMullin and Nickolaus St. Onge; (middle row, from left) Karl Shaffer, Lauren Taylor, Courtney Philips, Emma Himes, Zainab Saleh, Jeong Ah Kim, Xinyue Wang, Eric Bohnenkamp and Steven Kirchner; (front row, from left) Alexis Grossnicklaus, Hannah DePriest, Cassidy Taladay, Brittany Hamor, Mickey Tran, Alexis Gass and Hallie Hohbein. Not pictured are Cannon Ahrens, Rachel Beeney, Yves Bemba, Victoria Burbridge, Hailey Fischer, Bo Kitrell and Tori Oestmann.
Franco's List awardees include (back row, from left) Lindsey Jarema, Ivy Williams, Kelsey Rodis, Lauren Brown-Hulme, Addison Pauley, Matt McMullin and Nickolaus St. Onge; (middle row, from left) Karl Shaffer, Lauren Taylor, Courtney Philips, Emma Himes, Zainab Saleh, Jeong Ah Kim, Xinyue Wang, Eric Bohnenkamp and Steven Kirchner; (front row, from left) Alexis Grossnicklaus, Hannah DePriest, Cassidy Taladay, Brittany Hamor, Mickey Tran, Alexis Gass and Hallie Hohbein. Not pictured are Cannon Ahrens, Rachel Beeney, Yves Bemba, Victoria Burbridge, Hailey Fischer, Bo Kitrell and Tori Oestmann.

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).

Nebraska:

  • 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

Elsewhere:

  • 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