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Chancellor’s Scholar-Athletes recognized

WHITEWATER — Devon Polk and Zane Navratil, both of Racine, were among 33 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students recognized as Chancellor’s Scholar-Athletes on May 7.

To be recognized as Scholar-Athletes, student-athletes must have maintained a 3.25 cumulative grade point average or above through the end of the 2017 fall semester. Honorees must have participated in a varsity sport for two years, must be of senior academic status and must have accumulated at least 90 degree credits.

Each Scholar-Athlete received a commemorative watch. Navratil, an accounting major, is a member of the men’s tennis team. Polk, a special education major, is a member of the women’s soccer team.

Gonzalez inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, La. — Soledad Gonzalez of Burlington was initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Gonzalez was initiated at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

These students are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Lackey receives Brother James Miller Award

WINONA, Minn. — St. Mary’s University student Chris Lackey was among outstanding students, faculty, and staff who were recognized April 17 at the Student Life Awards Ceremony. Individuals who have exhibited outstanding leadership and service through co-curricular activities at Saint Mary’s were recognized.

The Brother James Miller Award was awarded to Chris Lackey of Union Grove. This award is presented to a student who has dedicated his/her college experience to promoting the legacy of Brother James Miller, spreading the compassion of God, and continually serving the community.

Lackey is the son of Dawn Lackey of Union Grove.

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