26 CAS students inducted into Innocents Society, Mortar Board for 2020-21

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Tue, 04/28/2020 - 07:40

Twenty-six University of Nebraska–Lincoln students from the College of Arts and Sciences were recently inducted into Mortar Board and the Innocents Society based on their outstanding scholarship, leadership and service to the university and community.

The Innocents Society inducts 13 new members each spring, with selection based on leadership, academic achievement and service to the university and greater community. The Innocents Society was founded in 1903 to promote the spirit of the university and is the chancellor's senior honorary.

  • Saisha Adhikari, biology and psychology
  • Aden Davis, history, philosophy and classical studies
  • Haley DeWitt, biological sciences
  • Matthew Gromowsky, chemistry and biochemistry
  • Drew Harrahill, biochemistry
  • Sheng-Jie Lim, computer science and economics
  • Jared Long (president), political science and journalism
  • Aiah Nour, biochemistry
  • Grace Oh, biochemistry
  • Cole Shardelow, philosophy

New members of Mortar Board are tapped into the Black Masque Chapter each spring by Mortar Boarders wearing black masks and robes. The 28 new members were selected on the basis of advancing scholarship, leadership and service.

  • Cameron Azimi, global studies and political science
  • Anna Barent, biological sciences
  • Elizabeth Byrnes, sociology and communications studies
  • Emma Clausen, computer science
  • John Ellis, political science and history
  • Zakary Folchert, biological sciences
  • Alexis Karkazis, computer science
  • Salan Preet Kaur, biological sciences
  • Anna Krause, history
  • Roni Miller, political science and Spanish
  • Lauren Mott, biological sciences
  • Jacob Peddicord, computer science
  • Keegan Schuchart, biochemistry
  • Rohan Thakker, computer science and economics
  • Ramey Vachal, political science and journalism
  • Sydney Wilkinson, biological sciences

One of the longest-standing university traditions, Ivy Day, was reformatted this year to a virtual ceremony. The website includes video messages from Chancellor Ronnie Green and psychology major Jared Noetzel, vice president of the outgoing Innocents Society class, as well as the Ivy Day program.