Members

SHAYNE ARRIOLA

Shayne Arriola, son of Lori Arriola of Grand Island, is a marketing major with minors in psychology, economics and a member of the Center for Sales Excellence sales certificate program. He is the president of the Interfraternity Counsel and previously served as director of Risk Management. He is the Union Board Vice President, Scarlet Guard Vice President, has held multiple roles in Pi Kappa Alpha, and is a board member for Student Affairs Advisory Council for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Police Department. He received the NRC Health Rising Stars Scholarship and is an Outstanding Student Leader Semifinalist.

SHELBY BELLER

Shelby Beller, daughter of Marc and Bonnie Beller of Omaha, is a nursing school student. She is president of Gamma Phi Beta and previously served as the Education Vice President. She is a TeamMates mentor and has been on the Big Event Operations Staff, served as a Nebraska Human Resources Institute counselor, and participated in Dance Marathon. She is also the recipient of the Susan Buffet Scholarship.

CONNOR BLANKENAU

Connor Blankenau, son of Tom and Lisa Blankenau of Lincoln, is a biological systems engineering major with minors in biomedical engineering and Spanish. He is a member of the male a cappella group Bathtub Dogs, the Climbing Club, and the Hope Venture Club. He serves as chaplain in Phi Delta Theta, is a morale Captain for Dance Marathon and is a Clinic With a Heart volunteer. He has been named to the College of Engineering Dean’s List and is a Regents Scholar.

OLIVIA BOND

Olivia Bond, daughter of Tim and Nancy Bond of Omaha, is an economics major with a minor in women’s and gender studies. She has served as a College of Business Administration Senator and Appointments Board Chair for ASUN Student Government, has held multiple roles in Delta Gamma, served as a New Student Enrollment Orientation Leader and is a volunteer for the University’s Women’s Center. She is a Regents Scholar and is an Outstanding Student Leadership Award Finalist.

SAMUEL BRESKE

Samuel Breske, son of Marie Holland and Dennis Breske of Sioux Falls, SD, is a finance, accounting and economics major with a psychology minor. He is the vice president of Phi Delta Theta, is in the CBA Honors Academy and serves on its Student Advisory Board. He is involved in the Big Red Investment Club and Economics Club. He is also a National Merit and Chancellor’s Scholarship recipient and David S. McIntire Scholarship recipient.

CARLY BURKHARDT

Carly Burkhardt, daughter of Mike and Mary Jo Burkhardt of Lincoln, is an English major with sociology and psychology minors and is pre-law. She is president of Alpha Phi and former Director of Administration. She is involved in Dance Marathon, is a Greek Ambassador, and is involved in the American Copy Editor’s Society (ACES) and Alzheimer’s Association. She is a Franco’s List recipient and Regents Scholar.

BRYCE BYMAN

Bryce Byman, son of Keith and Annette Byman of Fort Myers, FL, is a biochemistry major with minors in math, chemistry, and leadership & communication. He is a Student Ambassador for the biochemistry department, involved in Nebraska Human Resources Institute, is the FarmHouse Fraternity New Member Educator, is vice president of the Biochemistry Club and is in the University Honors Program. He is an Outstanding Student Leadership Award Nominee and Regents Scholar.

OLIVIA CHARLESWORTH

Olivia Charlesworth, daughter of Danae and Mike Charlesworth of Omaha, is a human resource management major with a global leadership minor. She is involved in Nebraska Human Resources Institute and Hope IV Us, and she was also a New Student Enrollment Orientation Leader. She also served as COO for Kappa Alpha Theta. She is a David’s Distinguished Scholar, Sasha Hahn Obrist Scholarship recipient, and Chancellor’s Leadership Scholar.

AMZIE DUNEKACKE

Amzie Dunekacke, daughter of Susan and Joel Dunekacke of Elk Creek, is an English and religious studies major with minors in digital humanities and art. She is a Daily Nebraskan news reporter, member of Kappa Delta, former secretary for the Honors Program Student Advisory Board, volunteers for Writing Lincoln Initiative and is an Honors Ambassador. She published short fiction in the Indiana Review Online and was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies.

JONATHAN FREESE

Jonathan Freese, son of Mark and Marlys Freese of Lincoln, is a biochemistry major with minors in Spanish, psychology, and mathematics. He has served as president of FarmHouse Fraternity for two years, is a Nebraska Human Resources Senior Counselor, Targeted Violence Research Team Research Assistant, and is a volunteer for Clinic with a Heart and Hope Venture. He has received the Chancellor’s Scholarship, James S. Pittenger Innocents Society Scholarship and is a two-time Mortar Board Notable

JASON HAWKINS

Jason Hawkins, son of Frank and Joanne Hawkins of Hudson, IA, is a classics and religious studies major with minors in leadership & communications and mathematics. He has held multiple leadership roles in Nebraska Human Resources Institute, Navigators Campus Ministry, and Beta Theta Pi. He was an Outstanding Student Leadership nominee, has been named to the Dean’s List five times and is a High Scholar.

ALEXANDRA JANVRIN

Alexandra Janvrin, daughter of Jim Janvrin and Jennifer Janvrin of Elkhorn, is an actuarial science and mathematics major with minors in Spanish and English. She served as a Cultural Ambassador for the United States Department of State Study of the U.S. Institute and Fulbright Programs. She volunteers through Lincoln Literacy at the Lancaster County Correction Facility, serves as a teaching assistant and is a member of Gamma Phi Beta. She is also a Regents Scholar and received the Gamma Phi Beta International “Shining Star” Award for leadership, involvement, and service.

JACOB KINGSLEY

Jacob Kingsley, son of David and Catherine Kingsley of Kearney, is a biological sciences major with minors in biochemistry and mathematics. He is an executive team member of FarmHouse Fraternity and Dance Marathon, a Wellness Advocate for the University Health Center, and participates in Undergraduate Research. He is a TeamMates mentor and is in the Center for Civic Engagement Certificate Program. He is an Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) National Pre-Health Honors Society member and Honors Program member

SAID-NURIDDIN MAKHMUDZODA

Said-Nuriddin Makhmudzoda, son of Mukhiddin Makhmudov of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, is a finance major with mathematics and economics minors. He has served as an Orientation Leader and Welcome Team Leader for New Student Enrollment, is a Peer Tutor for William H. Thompson Scholars and is a Language Teaching Assistant for the Russian department. He has been named to the CBA’s Dean’s List and took part in the CBA Dallas Career Expedition.

ALISON MANSKE

Alison Manske, daughter of Amy Schuman of Prairie Village, KS, is a biomedical engineering major with an international engineering minor. She is vice president of Membership for the Engineering Student Advisory Board, is an Engineering Senator and Academic Committee Chair for ASUN student government, serves as a research assistant and is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She has been named to Franco’s List as a person of high character and has been named to the Engineering Dean’s List.

ALLISON PETERSON

Allison Peterson, daughter of Barb and Hap Peterson of Iowa City, IA, is an advertising and public relations major with minors in English and communications. She is a member and captain of the Nebraska Women’s Soccer Team, a Student Athlete Advisory Committee Representative and Social Media Chair, Mentor/Mentee at the Legacy Retirement Home and Alpha Phi member. She was named an Academic All Big Ten in 2015 and 2016, received the Hero Leadership Award and Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, and was a Nebraska Featured Athlete in Faces of the Big Ten.

CLAIRE SHEA

Claire Shea, daughter of Marcia and Jeff Shea of Memphis, TN, is a psychology and political science major with minors in Spanish, women’s and gender studies, and LGBTQA/sexuality studies. She serves as an ASUN Student Government Senator for the College of Arts and Sciences as well as a committee chair for Campus Life and Safety. She previously served as the Panhellenic Delegate for Alpha Omicron Pi and volunteers for Voices of Hope. She is a recipient of the George Beadle Scholarship and the Howard and Judy Vann Student Leadership Award.

NATALIE STRAWHECKER

Natalie Strawhecker, daughter of Terry and Judy Strawhecker of Omaha, is a nutrition science major with minors in psychology and humanities in medicine. She is president of the Honors Program Peer Mentor Leaders, a volunteer coordinator for both Riley Elementary School Homework Club and University of Nebraska– Lincoln Student Council for Exceptional Children. She received the Ardith and Anna Von Housen Scholarship and is a Regents Scholar.

GRANT UEHLING

Grant Uehling, son of Jay and Sheryl Uehling of Oakland, is an applied science major with minors in agronomy and ag economics. He serves on ASUN student government as a Student Services Committee Chair, CASNR Senator and Exec Team member. He is Song Chair for FarmHouse Fraternity and plays in the Big Red Express, Cornhusker Marching Band and for the Navigators Campus Ministry worship team. He is Sponsorship Chair for Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council and is a Regents Scholar.

EVANN VRANA

Evann Vrana, daughter of Steve and Ann Vrana of Wahoo, is a family and consumer science education major. She is an Orientation Leader and previously served as an International Welcome Team member for New Student Enrollment. She is a CEHS Ambassador and serves on the Student Advisory Board. She has also held a variety of leadership roles for Student Education Association of Nebraska and is a German Fulbright Peer Mentor. She is a recipient of the Susan Thompson Buffett Scholarship, L.E. Ickman Home Economics Scholarship, and Private L.J. Horn Memorial Scholarship.

ANDREA WACH

Andrea Wach, daughter of Loran and Nancy Wach of Hayes Center, is an agricultural and environmental sciences communication major with minors in entrepreneurship and leadership. She was a New Student Enrollment Orientation Leader, serves as a CRU Bible study and small group leader, is a CASNR Ambassador Campus Host and served on the executive team for Chi Omega. She was a Nebraska FFA State Officer and serves on the Student Code of Conduct Board.

THOMAS WALDO

Thomas Waldo, son of Lee and Joni Waldo of DeWitt, is an agricultural economics and public policy option major with a mathematics minor. He is currently the president of Alpha Gamma Rho and previously served as Vice Noble Ruler of Recruitment. He is the current University Flying Club treasurer, serves as a teaching assistant for the Department of Agricultural Economics and is an Associate Justice on the Student Conduct Board. He has received the National Alpha Gamma Rho Excellence Scholarship and is a David’s Distinguished Scholar.

MARGARET WITZENBURG

Margaret Witzenburg, daughter of Molly and Curt Witzenburg of Omaha, is a computer science major with minors in mathematics and business administration. She is president of the female a cappella group Boots & Cats and is a Delta Gamma member. She has been named to the College of Arts and Sciences/Engineering Dean’s List the past five semesters, is a Regents Scholar and received the Raikes Foundation Scholarship.

ELISE WORDEKEMPER

Elise Wordekemper, daughter of Rick and Lori Wordekemper of Lincoln, is a mathematics and Pre-PA major with minors in psychology and biology. She is the president of Delta Gamma, and she also volunteers through TeamMates, Lincoln Literacy, and Madonna Support Angels. She is in the Honors Program and serves as a calculus tutor. She is also involved with FOCUS Greek, was an Innocents Society Freshman Notable and is a Regents Scholar.

KELSEY YOUNG

Kelsey Young, daughter of Scott and Debra Young of Omaha, is a speech-language pathology major with minors in education and Spanish. She has served as an outreach coordinator and counselor for Camp Kesem, was a chair of the Curriculum Committee for the Honors Peer Mentor Program, is a senior counselor for Nebraska Human Resources Institute, is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and served as vice president of Communications. She also studied abroad in Spain, has been named to the College of Education and Human Sciences Dean’s List and is a Regents Scholar.

JOSEPH ZACH

Joseph Zach, son of Alvin and Peggy Zach of Omaha, is an accounting and finance major with a political science minor. He is a senator and Speaker of the Senate for ASUN Student Government, Sigma Phi Epsilon Vice President of Finance and Philanthropy Chair and Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program Mentor. He is a SigEp Tragos Quest to Greece Scholar, Outstanding Student Leader Semifinalist and Regents Scholar.