Thirty-two University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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 students identified as demonstrating the positive characteristics that are part of being a person of integrity.
Selection to Franco’s List is awarded to students who represent six building blocks of character: caring, citizenship, commitment, dependability, open-mindedness and respect.
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.
Recipients were announced at an awards ceremony April 20.
The following is a list by hometown of students named to Franco’s List with their year in school and academic major(s).
Alliance: Brianna Ridenour, sophomore, management.
Hartington: Kelsey Christensen, junior, interior design.
Kearney: Davis Behle, junior, agribusiness; Shelby Janke, sophomore, global studies and Spanish.
Lincoln: Ayat Aribi, sophomore, biochemistry and global studies; Alfred Kurt Berchtold, senior, chemical and biomolecular engineering; Kevin Carlson, junior, business management; Jon Freese, sophomore, biochemistry; Sydney Townsend, sophomore, chemistry.
Oakland: Ashleigh Carr, freshman, agricultural education.
Omaha: Cory Curfman, junior, management; Tyler Kallman, junior, biochemistry; Sammi Marousek, senior, elementary/special education; Justine McCarty, senior, interior design; Brian Murray, junior, secondary social science education; Monica Rogers, freshman, elementary and early childhood education; Ben Smith, sophomore, business administration; Ronnie Turner, sophomore, political science; Kassi Woods, graduate student, educational administration.
Scottsbluff: Kayla Smith, senior, sociology and psychology.
Yutan: Sarah Pogue, sophomore, communication studies and psychology.
Thousand Oaks, California: Jamie Sutcliffe, senior, marketing.
Fort Collins, Colorado: Sarah Allen, junior, supply chain management.
Palatine, Illinois: Enia Kiusals, freshman, anthropology.
Le Mars, Iowa: Paige Groetken, junior, nutrition, exercise and health science.
Prairie Village, Kansas: Alison Manske, sophomore, biomedical engineering.
Minot, North Dakota: Adrienne Ricker, senior, biological sciences and geology.
Jefferson, South Dakota: Alex Fernando, sophomore, business administration and broadcasting.
Mobridge, South Dakota: Collin Jensen, senior, business management.
Southlake, Texas: Cheylee Weigel, freshman, pre-nursing.
Xi’an, China: Veronica Zhang, senior, family sciences.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Mohammed Hussain, sophomore, chemical engineering.