Thirty-two UNL students were recognized last 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 UNL 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.
Each semester, a selection committee receives a number of nominations for the award. The focus of the nominations is to recognize students for the actions that frequently go unnoticed in on campus and in the broader community.
All of the recipients were nominated by a UNL community member, and were ultimately selected by a council of their peers, the vice chancellor for student affairs’ Character Council.
Following is a list by hometown of students named to Franco’s List with their year in school and academic major(s).
Beatrice: Travis Eubanks, freshman, speech-language pathology.
Dakota City: Moses Pacheco, senior, civil engineering.
Dannebrog: Josh Aitken, senior, nutrition science.
Geneva: Maggie Malone, sophomore, business administration and business management.
Grand Island: Adam Werner, junior, business administration, pre-dentistry.
Lawrence: Emily Hubl, senior, biological systems engineering.
Lincoln: Shams Al-Badry; Reed Brodersen, junior, environmental studies; Elizabeth Campbell, sophomore, pre-health; Amanda Kelebit, senior, civil engineering and geography; Celeste Labedz, sophomore, physics and geology; Sandy Ngo, junior, psychology; Jamie Porter, senior, psychology and Spanish; Ben Powell, senior, English education.
North Platte: Jordan Engel, education.
Omaha: Ryan Drvol, sophomore, mechanical engineering; Hailey Gould, senior, psychology; Jonathan Koch, junior, international business; Matthew Moore, senior, secondary social sciences education.
Papillion: Caitlin Drummy, senior, psychology and Spanish.
York: Armando Becerril, senior, accounting; Emily Schoening, senior, child youth and family studies.
Chengdu, China: Xingya Fu, senior, finance.
Irving, Texas: Mandy Huerta, junior, English.
Joplin, Mo.: Shannon Ford, graduate student, educational administration.
Lakeville, Minn.: Megan Skelly, freshman, advertising, public relations and broadcasting.
Nanyang City, China: Xingzi Liu, senior, accounting, finance and management.
Overland Park, Kan.: Emily Phillips, senior, actuarial science.
Pratt, Kan.: Jordan White, accounting and finance.
Redfield, S.D.: Olivia Esser, psychology.
Urbandale, Iowa: Sydni Rowen, freshman, public relations and advertising.
Verona, Wis.: Tyler Schmidt, senior, civil engineering.