Twenty-nine University of Nebraska-Lincoln students were recognized earlier this month 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 after Juan Franco, UNL vice chancellor for student affairs) recognizes students identified as demonstrating the positive characteristics that are part of being a person of integrity.
Selection to Franco’s List is awarded for each student’s commitment to living a life of integrity in accordance with the “Show Your Red” movement and its six building blocks: citizenship, dependability, commitment, respect, open-mindedness and care.
All of the recipients were nominated by a university community member, and were ultimately selected by a council of their peers, the vice chancellor for student affairs’ Character Council.
The following is a list by hometown of students named to Franco’s List with their year in school and academic major(s).
Beatrice: Dylan Wrightsman, junior, marketing and human resource management
Grand Island: Virginia Calderon, senior, business administration
Greeley: Sam Foltz, senior, agronomy
Hickman: Eden Diehl, senior, secondary English education
Humphrey: Holly Podliska, freshman, agricultural education
Lincoln: Yaeun Kang, freshman, biological sciences; Marsh Lemen, senior, math; Samantha Nelson, senior, biological systems engineering; Jessica Sher, junior, management; Ky Veney, junior, advertising and public relations
Mitchell: Valeria Rodriguez, sophomore, Spanish and political science
Nebraska City: Maddie Wurtele, junior, journalism
Omaha: Dylan Craig, senior, marketing; Deanna Hobbs, senior, political science, history and ethnic studies; Joslyn Jensen, sophomore, business administration; Maeja Marsh, sophomore, sociology; Alia Noetzel, senior, psychology
Papillion: Ryan Evers, junior, finance
Corcoran, Calif.: Jordan Knapp, senior, business administration
Castle Pines, Colo.: Sydny Boyd, junior, journalism and broadcasting
Wheat Ridge, Colo.: Erica Ness, junior, psychology
Glenwood, Iowa: Haley Scanlan, senior, advertising and public relations and broadcasting
Hiawatha, Kan.: Rebekka Schlichting, graduate student, professional journalism
Brainerd, Minn.: Paige Garber, senior, communication studies
Grandview, Mo.: Freedom Akinmoladun, sophomore, psychology
Fairport, N.Y.: Tanner Gosda, senior, chemical engineering
Yankton, S.D.: Robert Schmidt, senior, English, political science and Spanish
Oregon, Wis.: Michaela Niemeyer, junior, athletic training
Nassau, Bahamas: Bria DeVeaux, senior, marketing and finance