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Green Key Honor Society inducts new members

This fall, Jacksonville University’s oldest student organization, the Green Key Honor Society, inducted its newest class of honorees – a group of the 17 highest achieving students on campus.

The traditional Green Key Breakfast and Induction Ceremony was held Oct. 9 over Homecoming & Family Weekend in the Sam Marks Center. Green Key alumni and families of the inductees attended, as well as President Cost and the First Lady.

The honor society represents the top 1% of students on campus, based on academics and involvement. Seventeen students were inducted into this year’s class.

“We are students that are never satisfied with who we are or where we are because in the back of our minds we are always striving for more,” Green Key President Jana Alghoul ‘22 said in her induction ceremony remarks. 

“We always want more.”

Linda Berry Stein ‘69 was inducted as an honorary member of the society. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music education. 

Thanks to a multi-year, multi-million dollar gift from her and her husband David Stein, the Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts bears her name. 

Green Key President Jana Alghoul ‘22 presented inductees with the signature green robe and a Green Key pin.  

“We are the top 1%,” Alghoul said. “We are the achievers, we are the overachievers, we are the execs, we are the soon-to-be execs, we are the people who thrive for more and will always always be able to do more.”

Green Key alumni sponsor the annual breakfast through the event’s ticket sales. Throughout the school year, the Green Key Society also helps fundraise for the Nellie Student Support Fund, which provides financial assistance to JU students with emergency expenses. The funding never has to be repaid. 

Here are the 17 inductees:

Honorary inductee Linda Berry Stein ‘69:

  • Received a bachelor’s degree in music education
  • Miss Jacksonville University, 1968
  • Named a Distinguished Alumni of Excellence in 2016
  • Member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority
  • Community leader, volunteer, philanthropist
  • Actively supports the University, Jacksonville Humane Society and serves on various boards and committees
  • Mentors JU and UNF students

Alexandra Lilienfield:

  • Junior majoring in business analytics with a minor in consumer goods and services marketing
  • Honored four times on the President’s List for a 4.0 GPA
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Wei Yu

  • Senior majoring in sociology and psychology with minors in international studies, ethics and leadership and geography
  • 2018 Williams J. Porter Honors Scholarship recipient
  • Member of Alpha Kappa Delta, Pi Gamma Mu
  • Founder of JU’s Lead for America chapter
  • Student Orientation leader
  • President of the Honors Student Association
  • Member of the Florida Collegiate Honors Council

Caroline Grant:

  • Junior majoring in communications, minoring in marketing, professional sales and Spanish
  • Captain of JU Dance team
  • Vice President of Member Experience,  Delta Delta Delta sorority
  • Treasurer of Phin Comm
  • Serves on Student Athletic Advisory Committee, Board of Diversity Awareness and JU Experience Improvement Team

Chloe Mattivi:

  • Junior majoring in marketing
  • Co-captain of the JU Varsity Shooting Team
  • Honored four times on the President’s List for a 4.0 GPA

Joel Bogaert:

  • Junior majoring in electrical engineering
  • Honors Student Association board member
  • Every Nation Campus member
  • FC Phins club soccer team member
  • Interned at Air Force Civil Engineering Center and Battelle Memorial Institute

Theodore Gotthelf:

  • Junior majoring in finance and international business
  • Member of men’s rowing team
  • Honored four times on the President’s List for a 4.0 GPA

Kaitlyn Bowers:

  • Senior majoring in marine science with minors in GIS and chemistry
  • Resident advisor, named RA of the Year in 2020
  • President of Catholic Dolphins
  • Chemistry lab assistant
  • Honors Student Association board member
  • Member of JU Varsity Shooting team
  • Rho Rho Rho Marine Science and Atmospheric Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi honor society member

Samantha O’keefe:

  • Junior majoring in marine science and minoring in chemistry
  • Resident advisor
  • Vice President of marine science honor society
  • Student ambassador

 Alyson Hiles:

  • Senior majoring in nursing
  • Volunteer at North Florida School for Special Education 

Luke Stoeber:

  • Junior majoring in marine science with a minor in chemistry
  • FC Phins club soccer team member
  • Participated in undergraduate research
  • Peer tutor

 Hadley Burton:

  • Junior majoring in psychology and minoring in sociology
  • Honors Program student
  • Honored on Dean’s List and President’s List
  • Member of National Society of Leadership and Success, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi, Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology
  • Involved in Gender and Sexuality Alliance and Crafty Pals clubs

Damjan Pavleski

  • Senior majoring in electrical engineering with a minor in computer science
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society
  • Honors Student Association member
  • Peer tutor
  • Resident advisor
  • Hall Manager of the Venue Management Team at Terry Concert Hall 

Courtney Crain:

  • Senior majoring in sports business and English
  • Stein Scholarship Recipient
  • Dean’s fellow in the Davis College of Business
  • Member of Sigma Tau Delta and Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Various leadership roles in Delta Delta Delta sorority

Elizabeth Crosby:

  • Senior majoring in biology
  • Women’s track and field team member
  • Student ambassador
  • Intern to the Provost
  • Honors Program student

Ricardo Stewart:

  • Junior majoring in biology
  • Honors Program student
  • Received McIntosh Scholarship from the Northeast Florida Medical Society Foundation
  • Interned with First Coast Cardiovascular Institute
  • JU Medical Professional Society
  • Peer tutor

 Cora “Ainslee” Nipper:

  • Junior majoring in theater and business with minors in dance and music
  • Acted in several JU theater productions, including Metamorphoses, Diastole and The Jamestown Project
  • Stage manager and assistant director for an upcoming theater production “A… My Name is Alice”
  • Works as a stage technician at Swisher Theater and a stagehand at the University of North Florida
  • Co-founder of Theater for Regular People non-profit
  • Honors Program student
  • Treasurer of Finprov 

Diera Smith:

  • Senior majoring in business administration with a minor in marketing
  • Student Manager at River House Pub
  • Student ambassador
  • Honors Student Association