Jordan Lingle among 44 seniors honored

Forty-four Olivet seniors have been recognized by the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges® program for 2016. The students are part of a select group from more than 1,000 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Olivet’s campus nominating committee — made up of representatives from the faculty, administration and student body — selected and nominated students to be considered for this prestigious recognition. Selection criteria included grade point average, participation and leadership in school activities, community involvement, and leadership ability.

“These selected individuals exemplify the highest Christian ideals, strong academic achievement and a commitment to service,” said Woody Webb, vice president for student development. “In and out of the classroom, they embody hope for the future — for themselves and everyone they will encounter in their lives.”

Recipients from Olivet for 2016, their academic majors and their hometowns are:
• Lainee Abbott, nursing; Manito, Illinois
• Abigail Allen, nursing; Martinsville, Indiana
• Angelique Azouri, political science and psychology; Chicago, Illinois
• Madeline Bloom, music ministry and Spanish; Eden Prairie, Minnesota
• Ashley Borop, mathematics education; Chillicothe, Illinois
• Amy Brown, elementary education; Hillsboro, Indiana
• Annette Carr, communication studies and Christian education; Orangeville, Illinois
• Caleb Cornell, youth ministry; Lafayette, Indiana
• Zane Debeck, engineering with electrical and mechanical engineering concentrations; East Tawas, Michigan
• Jessica Dirkse, mathematics education; Downers Grove, Illinois
• Daniel Eccles, psychology; Plainfield, Indiana
• Addyson Emmons, psychology; Canton, Illinois
• Renee Enz, biology, pre-physical therapy; Wilmington, Illinois
• Megan Eylander, child development and family and consumer sciences with family studies concentration; Bourbonnais, Illinois
• Shelley Fellows, interior design; Lawton, Michigan
• Andrew Fischer, English; Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
• Tyler Ford, mathematics education; Flint, Michigan
• Laura Fosnaugh, social work; Kudjip, Papua New Guinea
• Lucas Fritch, psychology; Cedar Rapids, Iowa
• Jacob Gouge, youth ministry; Greenville, Illinois
• Laura Graven, social work; Bourbonnais, Illinois
• Kara Hewett, English; Canton, Michigan
• Austin Holton, sports fitness and recreation ; Nampa, Idaho
• Kyle Johnston, youth ministry; Anderson, Indiana
• Emily Kane, Christian education and intercultural studies; Decatur, Illinois
• Michael Krebill, religious studies; Jackson, Michigan
• Madalyn Lathrop, social work; Kankakee, Illinois
Jordan Lingle, Christian education; Fishers, Indiana
• Taylor Logan, fashion merchandising; Wheaton, Illinois
• Joelle Mannion, intercultural studies and Christian education; Sugar Grove, Illinois
• Joseph Mantarian, multimedia production; Bourbonnais, Illinois
• Brandon Maranion, Christian education and communication; South Elgin, Illinois
• Michaela Maris, Christian education; Atlanta, Illinois
• Megan McKinley, Christian education and intercultural studies; Sugar Grove, Illinois
• Garrett Muhlstadt, engineering major with mechanical engineering concentration plus pre-med concentration; Kankakee, Illinois
• Gwendolyn Payne, elementary education; Elgin, Illinois
• Calvin Price, zoology; Grahamstown, South Africa
• Catherine Reed, social work; Nairobi, Kenya
• Chelsea Risinger, nursing; Tremont, Illinois
• Clara Ruegsegger, social work; Greenfield, Indiana
• Emily Sauer, business administration with non-profit management concentration; Davison, Michigan
• Marie Sheets, biology; Peoria, Illinois
• Michael-Andrew Spalding, art with graphic design concentration; Cincinnati, Ohio
• Shelby Wegforth, early childhood education; Mokena, Illinois

For 80 years, Who’s Who Among Students has annually honored outstanding student leaders from institutions of higher learning across the country. It is one of the most highly regarded and long-standing honors programs, respected by college faculties and administrations.