Students, faculty, staff, and alumni were honored by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln at its annual Ivy Day ceremonies on April 1. The event, co-sponsored by Mortar Board and the Innocents Society, recognized outstanding contributions of students selected to serve in the two senior honorary organizations, as well as the achievements of current members and notable underclassmen and seniors. Ceremonies took place at Sheldon Museum of Art and concluded with the traditional planting of the ivy by the 2023-24 presidents of the societies.
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.
An honorary membership in the Innocents Society was presented to Marianna Burks, a lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences and science specialist for the TRIO Scholars Program at Nebraska.
New members with majors in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS):
- Brynn Boes, biological sciences
- Sarah Frett, psychology
- Caitlin Murphy, mathematics (and actuarial science and music)
- Danie Oberpriller, biological sciences
- Katherine Swan, biological sciences
- John Vacek, chemistry and psychology