12 Journalism Students Inducted into Secret Societies During Annual Tap Day

Jake Boeding, Tyler Anne Emery, Ana Perez, Jennifer Prohov, Lauren Puckett, Hughes Ransom, Madison Stanze, Rylee Stoulil, Rachel Tiedemann, Michaela Tucker, Swee-Yang Ashley Yong

Selection Is Based on Scholarship, Leadership and Service

By Yue Tang

Columbia, Mo. (April 21, 2017) — Twelve Missouri School of Journalism students were among the 84 inducted into five of the six secret honorary societies during the 90th annual Tap Day at Jesse Auditorium on the University of Missouri campus.

Jake Boeding, Tyler Anne Emery, Ana Perez, Jennifer Prohov, Lauren Puckett, Hughes Ransom, Madison Stanze, Rylee Stoulil, Rachel Tiedemann, Michaela Tucker, Swee-Yang Ashley Yong
From top, left to right: Jake Boeding, Tyler Anne Emery, Ana Perez, Jennifer Prohov, Lauren Puckett, Hughes Ransom, Madison Stanze, Rylee Stoulil, Rachel Tiedemann, Michaela Tucker, Swee-Yang Ashley Yong. (Not pictured: Hannah Linsky.)

Tap Day is an annual spring event that recognizes students who excel in academics and campus involvement as inductees into the University of Missouri’s secret honorary societies. Many of the societies also induct staff and faculty as honorary members to recognize the positive impact they have on students. The tradition dates back to 1927, when the first Tap Day was conducted on Francis Quadrangle by the columns.

MU’s six societies are LSV, Mortar Board, Mystical Seven, Omicron Delta Kappa, QEBH and the Rollins Society.

Identities of the 2017 inductees into the six MU honor societies were kept secret until the ceremony, which took place on April 14 in Jesse Hall.

School of Journalism students honored are the following:

Mortar Board

Mortar Board provides opportunities for continued leadership development and encourages lifelong contributions to the global community, while promoting service to the University.

  • Jennifer Prohov, a junior dual major in convergence journalism and political science with a minor in Chinese studies, from Wilmette, Illinois.
  • Swee-Yang Ashley Yong, a sophomore studying strategic communication, from Chicago.

Omicron Delta Kappa

Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society, seeks to recognize high achievers in collegiate activities, to bring together a representative group of students and to bring together the faculty and student body on a basis of mutual interest and understanding.

  • Tyler Anne Emery, a junior studying broadcast journalism, with minors in business and political science, from Northbrook, Illinois.
  • Lauren Puckett, a senior studying magazine writing and minoring in English writing, from Columbia, Missouri.
  • Hughes Ransom, a sophomore studying documentary journalism and interdisciplinary studies, from Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Hannah Linsky, a junior studying strategic communication.
  • Madison Stanze, a junior studying strategic communication with a minor in business, from Smithville, Missouri.
  • Rylee Stoulil, a junior studying strategic communication, from Kansas City, Missouri.

QEBH

QEBH, founded in 1898, is the oldest recognized secret honor society at the University. Its founder desired to unite exemplary campus citizens based on their selfless dedication to the University and excellence in personal character.

  • Rachel Tiedemann, a junior studying documentary journalism, from Dallas.

LSV Society

LSV was formed in 1908 by a group of women students concerned about the status of women on the University campus and in society as a whole. Each year the organization recognizes the most outstanding upper-class students who, through their individual service to the University and the community, continually strive to promote and improve the status of women.

  • Michaela Tucker, a senior studying broadcast journalism, from Minneapolis.

Mystical Seven

Mystical Seven honors those seven men and women of the University who have displayed selfless leadership and exemplary character.

  • Ana Perez, a junior studying radio/broadcast investigative journalism, from Dallas.
  • Jake Boeding, a junior studying strategic communication, from Kansas City, Missouri.

Updated: August 15, 2019

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