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Kring pledges fraternity

David Kring, a Franklin County High School graduate and Transylvania University freshman, recently initiated into the Beta Mu chapter of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity.

Kring is the son of Phillip and Cathy Kring of Frankfort.

The members of Transylvanias chapter of Delta Sigma Phi participate in multiple philanthropic events throughout the academic year in order to raise funds for the March of Dimes, Delta Sigma Phis national philanthropy.

Busseni named to Vandy Deans List

Kristen Elizabeth Busseni, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Busseni of Frankfort, has been named to the Deans List at Vanderbilt University for the fall 2005 semester.

Busseni is a student in Vandys Peabody College of education and human development. Peabody College students must receive grades equivalent to a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale for the semester to be named to the Deans List.

Willhoit, Sachtler pledge sororities

Jordan Willhoit and Denise Sachtler, both freshmen at Transylvania University, recently initiated into Transylvania sororities. Willhoit joined Delta Delta Delta and Sachtler joined Chi Omega.

Willhoit and Sachtler are both graduates of Frankfort High School.

Willhoit is the daughter of Patricia Barlow, and Sachtler is the daughter of Ingo and Monika Sachtler.

The members of Transylvanias chapter of Delta Delta Delta participate in multiple philanthropic activities throughout the academic year in order to raise funds for the Childrens Cancer Research, Delta Delta Deltas national philanthropy.

The members of Transylvanias chapter of Chi Omega participate in multiple philanthropic activities throughout the academic year in order to raise funds for the Make a Wish Foundation, Chi Omegas national philanthropy.

Murray releases Deans List

Five students from Frankfort have been named to the Murray State University Dean's List for the fall 2005 semester.

Those students are Kathryn Columbia, Kyle Flanary, Adam Moore, Robert Ochsner and Laurel True.

Students must achieve a grade-point average ranging from 3.5 to a perfect 4.0 to be eligible for Dean's List status.

Columbia and True both earned 4.0 grade-point averages for the semester.

BCTC releases Deans List

Several students from Frankfort have been named to the Deans List at Bluegrass Community & Technical College for the 2005 fall semester.

The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the Deans List full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.

The local students named to the Deans List are Sophie M. Anderson, Jedidiah Joesph Barley, Daniel Allen Beasley, Teresa L. Corley, Jessica Lyons Criswell, James Carter Durham, James Robert Evens, Colby P. Hayes, Amy L. Hearn, Amanda Biagi Houchin, Amanda Caye Jackson, Christopher Lyle Jackson, Tracey E. McCoun, Donna Fay McNees, Amy E. Moore, Derek G. Polly, John Burns Roberts, Jennifer Robinson, James Phillip Schultze, Jennifer S. Shawver, Ralph B. Smith, Kyle D. Stormes, Brian Strong, William D. Truesdale and Heather Nicole Wells.

KSU students present posters

Twelve Kentucky State University students presented their posters at the 5th Annual Posters-at-the-Capitol held Feb. 2 at the state capitol.

Posters-at-the-Capitol is an annual event that showcases Kentucky's best and brightest students in the area of research and includes undergraduate participants from all eight of the state's public universities. Poster presentations ranged from child obesity studies to research on the occupational exposure of pesticides.

Kentucky State's Boram Lee, Marquisha Paul, Jonathan D. Clark, Jessica Cranfield, Russell Neal, Lauretta Osunde, April Newsome, Kelly Dawson, Daddy Boateng, Regina Hill, Yoon Hyeon Hu and Emmanuel Fields were among more than 200 undergraduates to participate in this meeting. Lee was the only KSU student to give an oral presentation.

Kentucky State faculty and staff mentors included George Antonious, Leigh Anne Bright, Shawn Coyle, Karen Friley, William Graham, Jr., Steve Hillman, Lingyu Huang, Tejinder Kochhar, Jeremiah Lowe, Steven Mims, Richard Onders, Kirk Pomper, John Sedlacek, Jo Sloan, James Tidwell, Avinash Tope and Changzheng Wang. Lucian Yates, III, chair of the School of Education, served on the Posters-at-the-Capitol organizing committee.

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