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Who’s Who Among Students 2017 honors Olivet students

Posted: Mar 01, 2017


Olivet Nazarene University Who's Who students for 2017 are part of a select group from more than 1,000 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges® program has recognized 45 Olivet Nazarene University seniors for 2017.

“These selected individuals exemplify the highest Christian ideals, strong academic achievement and a commitment to service,” said Dr. 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.”

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 Olivet students are part of a select group from more than 1,000 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Recipients from Olivet for 2017, their academic majors and their hometowns are:
• Spencer Allen, engineering with a concentration in electrical engineering, Bourbonnais, Illinois
• Megan Barnhart, social work, Jamestown, Indiana
• Rachel Blunier, marketing, Morton, Illinois
• Mercy Bray, art with a concentration in painting, Wilmington, Ohio
• Madeline Buseth, mathematics and intercultural studies, Kasota, Minnesota
• Maggie Cusey, elementary education, Lincoln, Illinois
• Riley Dale, Christian education, Bloomington, Illinois
• Laura (D’Angelo) Mason, social work, McHenry, Illinois
• Paul Dasilva, marketing, Bourbonnais, Illinois
• Madison Davis, elementary education, Edwards, Illinois
• Nathan DiCamillo, communications with a concentration in multimedia journalism, Annapolis, Maryland
• Tyler Ellis, accounting and business administration, Danville, Illinois
• Jessica Emmons, art with a concentration in pre-art therapy, Wentzville, Missouri
• Sarah Faivre, psychology and criminal justice, Shabbona, Illinois
• Alynn Franklin, engineering with a concentration in electrical engineering, Country Club Hills, Illinois
• Jeffrey Gerstenberger, social work, psychology and sociology, Avon, Indiana
• Sydney Houzenga, child development, Brimfield, Illinois
• Kristen Hung, art with a concentration in graphic design, Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
• Dalton Jordan, engineering with a concentration in mechanical engineering, Churchville, Maryland
• Christian “Ralph” Kalfas, art with a concentration in digital graphics, Bethany, Oklahoma
• Kate Kettelkamp, English, Taylorville, Illinois
• Joseph Kuschman, economics/finance and business administration, Sycamore, Illinois
• Caleb Lankford, biology, Midlothian, Virginia
• Tyler Lingle, social studies education, Avon, Indiana
• Isaac Luginbill, sport management, Decatur, Indiana
• Hayley Martin, political science, McCordsville, Indiana
• Kaleb Miller, marketing, Canton, Illinois
• Emily Mills, interior design, Milan, Illinois
• Mitchell Moon, marketing and business administration, Cincinnati, Ohio
• Esther Paek, computer science and religious studies, Richmond, Virginia
• Rachel Pasch, accounting, Eaton Rapids, Michigan
• Seth Peachey, business administration with a concentration in management information systems, Galesburg, Illinois
• Ayla Price, business administration and marketing, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
• Benjamin Prince, business administration, Grand Blanc, Michigan
• Juleah Puccinelli, business administration, West Chicago, Illinois
• Daneli Rabanalez Hernandez, multimedia studies with a concentration in radio broadcasting, Arcola, Illinois
• Matthew Reed, political science and Spanish, Plainfield, Indiana
• Reilly Roberts, communication studies with a concentration in theatre, Dixon, Illinois
• Luke Salomone, psychology, Bridgeview, Illinois
• Macy (Murray) Sprunger, biochemistry, Keokuk, Iowa
• Aubrey Stafford, social work, Bourbonnais, Illinois
• Emilie Walder, interior design, Prospect Heights, Illinois
• Michael Whalen, zoology, Sierra Vista, Arizona
• Christian Wizieck, social work, Morton, Illinois
• Hannah Zobrist, elementary education, Morton, Illinois

For more than 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.

For more information about academic areas of study and campus life at Olivet, contact the Office of Admissions at or 800-648-1463.