12 CEHS students among Chancellor’s Scholars

exterior view of west side of Carolyn Pope Edwards Hall

12 CEHS students among Chancellor’s Scholars

14 May 2024    

Twelve students from the College of Education and Human Sciences will be recognized as Chancellor’s Scholars during the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s undergraduate commencement ceremony May 18 at Memorial Stadium. 

Students who have maintained a 4.0 GPA on all collegiate work at Nebraska and elsewhere are named Chancellor’s Scholars, the highest academic award the university offers. Following is a list of the Chancellor’s Scholars in CEHS by hometown. The information includes academic major(s) and parents’ names. 



  • Andrew Kowalski – nutrition, exercise and health science, Richard and Lynelle Kowalski 


  • Sydney Spanel – elementary education, Shawn and Karen Spanel 


  • Madelyn Kreifels – family and consumer sciences occupational, Travis and Deidre Kreifels
  • Maya Longoria – elementary education, Michael and Michelle Longoria 

North Platte:

  • Clay Stone – secondary education: English, John and Jessica Stone 


  • Samantha Linder – elementary education, Sean and Mindi Linder 


  • Rachel Johnsen – human development and family science, Sue Vogel and Randy Johnsen
  • Lily Weindel – elementary education, Tim and Amy Weindel 


  • Brooklyn Schwaninger – human development and family science, Lonnie and Brenna Schrader 


Orange City, Iowa:

  • Mali Krosschell – community health and wellness, Perry and Kimber Krosschell 

Eden Prairie, Minnesota:

  • Marissa Thelen – elementary education, Bryan and Jody Thelen 

Fort Worth, Texas:

  • Hayden Ullmann – secondary education: French, Drs. Kevin Ullmann and Deborah Schutte 

The Chancellor’s Scholars will be listed in the May 2024 Commencement program. Each will receive a Chancellor’s Scholar certificate with their diploma and a Chancellor’s Scholar pin to wear on the ribbon of their medallion. The scholars will be seated together at the ceremony and will receive their diplomas first. 

College of Education and Human Sciences
Child, Youth and Family Studies
Nutrition and Health Sciences
Teaching, Learning & Teacher Education