UK Order of Omega Chapter Inducts Spring Members

Ainsley Flask, director of programming (left), Savannah Miller, president (middle), and Kelli Burnett, vice president (right) pictured at initiation on April 18, 2021.  
Ainsley Flask, director of programming (left), Savannah Miller, president (middle), and Kelli Burnett, vice president (right) pictured at initiation on April 18, 2021.  

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 4, 2021) ­— The University of Kentucky Beta Iota Chapter of the national leadership honor society Order of Omega inducted their largest class with 59 new members Sunday, April 18. Order of Omega recognizes juniors and seniors who have attained a high standard of leadership within the fraternity and sorority community.

Membership selection is usually conducted each semester, but no more than 3% of the total number of enrolled full-time fraternity and sorority undergraduates may be initiated into membership in any one year. The Beta Iota Chapter was established at the University of Kentucky March 28, 1978.

“This year, Order of Omega has expanded as an organization on campus, and I am so excited we were able to initiate our largest initiation class to date and hold our first in-person initiation in over a year,” said Savannah Miller, chapter president.

This past semester, Order of Omega sponsored two blood drives on campus. The current officers also include Vice President Kelli Burnett and Director of Programming Ainsley Flask.

The Spring 2021 inductees are: 

College of Agriculture, Food and Environment: Aryanna Gomez, Amanda Pacyna, Rachel Rathje

College of Arts and Sciences: Lauren Baer, Madison Baker, Drew Beecham, Katherine Cermack, Tabitha Charter, Carmen Cox, Justin Denny, Adrian Dozal, Lindsay Hair, Alyssa Hargis, Spencer Hodson, Lindsay Holeman, Sophia Marcolla, Anne McAtee, Frances Miller, Flor Mucino, Emma Olmstead, Grace Salmon, Emily Schneck, Natasha Steele, Mia Stefanelli, Rachael Twehues, Rachel Von Ebers

Gatton College of Business and Economics: Allyson Carson, Kendell Clark, Kendall DuLaney, Zachary Hampton, Hannah Jelf, Sophia Maggs, Aidan Salmon, Brianne Thomas

College of Communication and Information: Aniya Hall, Erin Lemmon, Scott Manning, Nizhoni McDarment, Catherine Simonis, Erika Williams

College of Design: April Morris

College of Education: Amanda Jones

College of Engineering: Mekenzie Dunnuck, Anna Erpenbeck, Tyler Ly, Brayden Reichelderfer, Stephen Schniers

College of Health Sciences: Emilee Cox, Abigail Elbert, Lana Heslop, Ragan Howard, Sabrina Sadr

College of Nursing: Lynsey Tyree, Bailey Willis

College of Public Health: Madeline Bilicki, Gracelyn Bush, Jessah Hughes

Honorary Members: Travis Buchanan and Mallory Griffith

Order of Omega is supported on campus by the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office within the Dean of Students Office. For more information on membership, please contact

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