A recent Nebraska Wesleyan University graduate has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the nation’s oldest academic honorary.
Carly Wahlmeier, of Grand Island, has been selected to receive a Phi Kappa Phi fellowship. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor society. Each year the society selects 51 recipients from hundreds of applicants who receive $5,000 to use toward graduate or professional school.
Wahlmeier graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan in May with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. While at NWU, she was active in the Pre-Health Club, TriBeta, a national biology honorary; Society of Scholars, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was a member of Nebraska Wesleyan’s swim team. She also participated in service learning at West Lincoln Elementary School where she taught English to immigrants and refugees.
This fall Wahlmeier will begin medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is a graduate of Grand Island Senior High School.