May 13, 2008

Honor society names 187 students as new members

by Eric Welch

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The national honor society Alpha Lambda Delta recently initiated 187 students from Southern Illinois University Carbondale as new members.

Alpha Lambda Delta honors first year full-time students with a grade point average of at least 3.5 at a four-year college or university.

Glenda Earwood, executive director of the society emphasized that its members have a responsibility to "have tolerance in your dealings with all persons, generosity in giving to those in need, and insight into the feelings of others." She also challenged them to make a "meaningful contribution to society."

On April 12, the selected SIUC freshmen took an oath to maintain high scholarship and to use their education for the benefit of their community, nation and the world in which they live.

Alpha Lambda Delta, founded in 1924 at the University of Illinois, now has more than 250 chapters nationwide and has recognized more than 700,000 students in the past eight decades.

For more information, contact Lisa Peden at 618/453-2419 or or visit the national Web site at

The SIUC students inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta, listed alphabetically by hometown, are as follows:


Albion -- Whitney Elaine Mann, daughter of Greg and Holly Mann

Anna -- Ashilay M. Dillow, daughter of Jerry and Tiffany Dillow; Rachel Marie Harvel, daughter of Michael and Kimberly Harvel; Mary K Meadows, daughter of Douglas and Melody Meadows

Antioch -- Alexandra Diane Palma, daughter of Bill and Valeria Pogue

Arlington Heights -- Sarah Jane Fader, daughter of Richard and Catherine Fader

Armington -- Ashley A. Henderson, daughter of Jerry and Karen Henderson; Jacob Todd Israel, son of Todd and Tammy Israel

Belleville -- Miranda J. Hoffman, daughter of James Hoffman and Darla Kuepper, both of Belleville; Emily Ann Muren, daughter of David and Cyndi Muren

Benton -- Sam Milligan, son of Kimberley Milligan

Bloomington -- Alexander Armstrong, son of David and Candace Armstrong; Elizabeth M. Nielsen, daughter of Thomas Nielsen and Kathryn Bohn, both of Bloomington

Bolingbrook -- Melissa Mary Flint, daughter of Mark and Linda Flint; Michael Jason Sanchez, son of Roy and Abby Sanchez; Raymond Sanchez Townes, son of Tamela Lyles of Bolingbrook and Roger Townes of Maywood

Bridgeview -- Robyn Katherine Phelan, daughter of Rick and Barbara Phelan

Brownstown -- Clayton M. Black, son of Michael and Karel Black

Carbondale -- Alexa Anne Chamberlin, daughter of Robert and Velma Chamberlin; Cassie Jo Cronenwett, daughter of Steve Cronenwett and Brenda Goodey; Laurel D. Dillon-Sumner, daughter of Ronna Dillon; Connie Farhang, daughter of Kambiz Farhang and Sandra Ross; Tamara Kang, daughter of Navreet Kang; Lukman Okhiaku Momoh; Yimi Omofuma, daughter of Filix and Margaret Omofuma; Tavon T Pourboghrat, son of Farzad and Laurel Pourboghrat; Alexander Robert Walters, son of Rory and Sharon Walters

Carol Stream -- Ryan Robert Lichtenstein, son of Tim and Barbara Lichtenstein

Carterville -- Kelsey R. Frost, daughter of Fro and Kimbra Frost; Jordan M. John, son of John and Marsha John; Meredith Leigh McClay, daughter of Michael and Dawn McClay; Nathaniel James Wachter, son of James and Kendall Wachter

Caseyville -- Shaka Hakeem Mitchell, son of Cedric and Elizabeth Mitchell

Centralia -- Cary Amber Bryant, daughter of James and Sandra Bryant

Channahon -- Kathernine Allie Viano, daughter of Michael and Jayne Viano

Charleston -- Laurian Jill Brankey, daughter of Ed and Chris Brankey

Chester -- Marc Kern, son of Danny and Marie Getty; Michael Kirkover, son of Tracey Kirkover

Chicago -- Desiree Byrd, daughter of Shirley Byrd; Khristina Alexis Dela Cruz, daughter of Alfonso and Dolores Dela Cruz; Tara Ann Dreyer, daughter of David Dreyer; Danae Laniece Harris; Dana Lynn Schwab, daughter of Thomas and Lynn Schwab

Chillicothe -- Ashley M. Nauman, daughter of Joe and Debbie Nauman

Columbia -- Matthew S. McCollough, son of John and Kathleen McCollough; Jamie Marie Toon, daughter of Gary and Jan Toon

Coulterville -- Kelsey Elizabeth Jarret, daughter of Robert and Melissa Jarrett

Cowden -- Megan N. Thompson, daughter of Aaron and Anita Thompson

Darien -- Todd Joseph Carroll, son of Wayne and Susan Carroll; Nicholas James Pierce, son of Nick and Lynn Pierce.

Des Plaines -- Melanie Elizabeth Curtis, daughter of Michael and Heidi Curtis; Gloria Hernandez, daughter of Jesus and Janet Hernandez; Anna Lucille Paul, daughter of Larry Paul and Beth Benoit, both of Des Plaines

Downs -- Justin Michael Wilfley, son of Michael and Linda Wilfley

Edwardsville -- Lindsay Marie Hupp, daughter of Steve and Janet Hupp; Brandon Joseph Vieth, son of Ron and Sharon Vieth

Effingham -- Jenea Kathernine Beasley, daughter of Jeff and Deb Beasley; Erica Joanne Bovard, daughter of Don and Mary Bovard; Kendra Dawn Dirks, daughter of Jim and Ruth Dirks; Alissa M. Miller, daughter of Jerry and Amy Miller

Elgin -- Jacob Phillip Roth, son of Mike and Cathy Roth

Elliott -- Lindsey E. Elder, daughter of Jeff and Cheryl Elder

Energy – Aaron N. Renshaw, son of Carl and Kathy Renshaw; Michelle R. Restivo, daughter of Romie and Kelly Restivo

Fieldon -- Jenna Rose Nurnberger, daughter of Ed and Judy Nurnberger

Fults -- Ryan M Jacobs, son of Steve and Karen Jacobs

Gibson City -- Jonathan Michael Carpenter, son of Mark and Kathy Carpenter; Todd G. Epps, son of Tracy and Lori Epps; Lucas Christopher Pulley, son of Brian and Ginny Pulley

Gillespie -- Bradley A. Bauer, son of Evelyn Bilyeu

Glenview -- Matthew Ryan Loach, son of Paul Loach and Pamela Parkes-Loach

Godfrey -- Mackenzie R. McNamara, daughter of Michael and Stacie McNamara

Granite City -- Lisa Elaine Raftopoulos, daughter of Alex and Beth Raftopoulos

Grayslake -- Kelley Elizabeth Reed, daughter of William Reed and Katherin Pakiesen-Reed; Jennifer Margaret Styrcula, daughter of Peter and Laurie Styrcula

Green Valley -- Irene Estelle Miller, daughter of Robin Miller and Kati Kroenlein

Herrin -- Drake Andrew Caraker, son of David and Karen Caraker; Tabitha Estell Hale; Aaron Michael Jeralds, son of Keith and Georgia Jeralds; Corey M. Miller, son of Steve and Cindy Miller

Highland Park -- Matthew Peter Behnke, son of Peter and Drinka Behnke; Cory Daniel Flicher, son of Jonathon and Alyson Flicher

Hoffman Estates -- James Payne, son of Jim and Christine Payne

Jacksonville – Elizabeth Christine Scobbie, daughter of Steve and Jane Scobbie

Joliet -- Caitlin Anne Egan, daughter of Edward and Anne Egan

La Grange -- Tyrand Keith Williams, son of Berniece Mitchell

Lake Forest -- Anne Marie Goldman, daughter of Stephen and Jeanne Goldman

Lynwood -- Capri D. Buie, daughter of Willie and Gwendolyn Buie

Mahomet -- Elizabeth Sharon Clark, daughter of Bob and Debra Clark; Samantha Jo Quinlan, daughter of Joe and Pam Quinlan; Timothy J. Robberstad, son of Dave and LuAnn Robberstad

Manteno -- Stephanie Danielle Layton, daughter of Valerian and Pamela Layton

Maple Park -- Claire H. Ehorn, daughter of Rich and Valerie Ehorn

Marengo -- Max Ehren Gemeinhardt, son of Mary Gemeinhardt

Marion -- Joseph W. Atwood, son of Gordon and JoEllen Atwood; Matthew Martin Clampitt, son of Terry and Connie Clampitt; Amanda Michelle Denney, daughter of William and Marsha Denney; Malea Lynn Manfredo, daughter of Mike and Lynn Manfredo; Sean Dakota Stout, son of Larry and Amy Stout

Maroa -- Bryce Clark Hilburn, son of Rod and Annaleisia Hilburn

Marshall -- Anthony Paul Gilberti, son of Anthony and Janet Gilberti

Mason -- Jenna Eileen Feldhake, daughter of Tony and Joyce Feldhake

Mattoon -- Kylee Danniele Garretson, daughter of Keven and Debbie Garretson; Connor H. James, son of Lorrie James

McHenry -- Kirsten Sue Eckstrum, daughter of Eric and Karen Eckstrum

Metropolis -- Jessica Katlynn Luebshaw, daughter of Ted and Karen Luebshaw; Vance Edward Sawyer, son of Don and Marna Sawyer

Moline -- Zachary D. Prunty, son of Kelli Prunty of Moline and James Prunty, Franklin, Tenn.

Morton -- Eric E. Prichard, son of Greg and Lori Prichard

Moweaqua -- Kandice N. Price, daughter of Tammy Hall

Mundelein -- Maggie Iwaniuk, daughter of Derek and Harreit Iwaniuk; Carly Sorrentino, daughter of Tony and Louise Sorrentino; Joseph Anthony Spedale, son of Dennis and Debra Spedale

Murphysboro -- Laura Nichole Falat, daughter of Steve and Jolene Falat

Naperville -- Andrew Scott Pinto, son of Albert and Mary Pinto

Nashville -- Joshua D. Snead, son of Douglas and Geri Snead

New Athens -- Allison C. Schaefer, daughter of David and Linda Schaefer

New Lenox -- Patrick L. Juris, son of Robert and Diane Juris

Newton -- Kristen L. Woods, daughter of Paul and Laura Woods

Normal -- Jenna Rae Hauptman, daughter of Lisa Bailey of Normal and Chris Hauptman of Bloomington

Oak Park -- Diamond Garner, daughter of Lavell Garner and Debra Davis

O'Fallon -- Wesley E. Phillips, son of Chuck and Mim Phillips; Daniel James Dunbar Jr., son of Daniel and Debora Dunbar; Jonathan Tomas Yoch

Olney -- Emily A. Cartmill, daughter of Larry and Margaret Cartmill

Oregon -- Philip Salstrom III, son of Philip and Susan Salstrom

Orland Park -- Marissa Ann Mayes, daughter of Cynthia B. Howard; Michelle Christine Rusin, daughter of Chris Rusin and July Wicherek

Oswego -- Andrew C. Ansani, son of Jeff and Jayme Ansani

Ottawa -- Kristi Lyn Devine, daughter of Dan and Lori Devine

Park Ridge -- Kristin Nicole Grabowski, daughter of Ken and Nancy Grabowski

Peotone -- Kayla Mae Bailey, daughter of Bart and Leslie Bailey

Petersburg -- Andrew J. Bova, son of Ann Bova of Petersburg and Mike Bowa of Sherman; Michael William Martin, son of Debbie Martin of Petersburg and John Martin of Springfield

Pinckneyville -- Bridget Adair Blakenship, daughter of Jennifer Wuebbles of Pinckneyville and John Blankenship of Carlyle; Olivia Caroline Campbell, daughter of John and Londa Campbell; Bryant J. Hale, son of Greg and Liz Hale

Plainfield -- Tara Ashley Schanks, daughter of Jeff and Pam Schanks

Pontiac -- Ashley Marie Krippel, daughter of Dennis and Alic Krippel

Princeville -- Ashlee Marie Rankin, daughter of Michael and Noreen Rankin

Renault -- Jason Edward Wagner, son of Tom and Mary Lloyd

Ridgway -- Paige Nicole Drone, daughter of David and Reta Drone

Rio -- Mark Chadwick Maloy, son of Bryan and Suzanne Maloy

Riverton -- Aimee Elizabeth Darnall, daughter of Dwayne and Mary Darnall

Roanoke -- Jamie Nicole Pfister, daughter of Steve and Linda Pfister

Rochester -- Carrie Louise Auxier, daughter of Les and Beth Auxier

Rockford -- Adrian Murati, son of Fadilj and Lulzime Murati; Alexandra Danielle Rude, daughter of Scott Rude and Margaret Gyorkos, both of Rockford; Jeffrey Trost, son of Jay and Cathy Trost

Rockton -- Danielle Nicole Williamson, daughter of Wayne and Mary Williamson

Rolling Meadows -- Alena Rae Pirok, daughter of Julie Nichols

Romeoville -- Sarah Jo Goshorn, daughter of Bob and Julie Goshorn

Rushville -- Ryan William Wade, son of Don and Janis Wade

Schaumburg -- Megan Elizabeth Huebner, daughter of Jeff and Pam Huebner

Scheller -- Jordon Louis Kabat, son of Mark and Lori Kabat

Sciota -- Clayton Dean Cook, son of John and Elizabeth Cook

Shelbyville -- Eilzabeth Kaitlin Morse, daughter of Tim and Lori Morse

South Holand -- Jonathan Lionel Ball

Sparta -- Darla Jo Baginski, daughter of John and Linda Baginski

Springfield -- Wade K. Morrison, son of Vaughn Morrison and Sherry Knight, both of Springfield; Sarah E. Switzer, daughter of Kevin and Carol Switzer; Emily C. Toohill, daughter of JoAnne Toohill of Springfield and Tom Toohill of Pulaski

Steeleville -- Cory R. Fulkerson, son of Julie Bedinger of Steeleville and Michael Fulkerson of Willisville; Lindsey R. Miller, daughter of Neil and Teresa Miller

Stonington -- Matthew Aaron Covington, son of Thomas and Cheryl Covington

Sycamore -- Katherine A. Schwartz, daughter of John and Susan Schwartz

Taylor Springs -- Maria Elise Pretnar, daughter of Alan and Andrea Pretnar

Taylorville -- Benjamin Althoff, son of Paul and Sue Althoff

Teutopolis -- Jenna Marie Kenter, daughter of Jeff and Carla Kenter; Seth A. Rauch, son of Andrew and Cheryl Rauch; Nicholas J. Ruholl; Dillon D. Wallin, son of James and Deborah Wallin

Tinley Park -- Erin Marie Doody, daughter of Robert and Michele Doody

Trilla -- Joshua C. Pugh, son of John and Janet Pugh

Villa Grove -- Melissa Kay Cornwell, daughter of Jackie Jamison of Villa Grove and Jesse Cornwell of Urbana

Watseka -- Samantha Jo Kissack, daughter of Scott and Julie Kissack

Waverly -- Adam L. Gideon, son of Gary and Rebecca Gideon

Willowbrook -- Ashley Anne Johnson, daughter of Christina Johnson and Bernard Johnson, Montero

Winchester -- Joshua K. Fairfield, son of William and Amy Fairfield

Winfield -- Erik Daniel Sorgatz, son of Carl and Maureen Sorgatz

Woodridge -- Sara K. Ivetic, daughter of Robert and Linda Ivetic

Xenia -- Stephen Paul Putbrese, son of Mike and Emily Putbrese


Pensacola -- Melissa Olivia Grady, daughter of Sandra Irizarry, New Port Richey


Fairfield -- Jaimie L. Johnson, daughter of Bob and Bonnie Reighard


St. Louis -- Clayton Charles Armstrong, son of Charles and Kim Armstrong

North Carolina

Hubert -- Dylan Richdale Pash, son of Dave and Robin Olmstead