Megan Skelly and Sydni Rowen named to ‘Franco’s List’ for character, integrity

Megan Skelly and Sydni Rowen named to ‘Franco’s List’ for character, integrity

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 7:00pm

Freshmen Megan Skelly of Lakeville, Minn., and Sydni Rowen of Urbandale, Iowa, were recognized last month as outstanding agents of character and integrity by being named to “Franco’s List. 

Skelly is majoring in advertising, public relations and broadcasting. Rowen is majoring in advertising and public relations.

Interim dean James O’Hanlon through the Dean’s List recognizes students who attain the highest level of academic achievement. Similarly, Franco's List (named after Juan Franco, University of Nebraska–Lincoln vice chancellor for student affairs) recognizes University of Nebraska–Lincoln students identified as demonstrating the positive characteristics that are part of being a person of integrity.

Selection to Franco's List is awarded for each student's commitment to living a life of integrity in accordance with the "Show Your Red" movement and its six building blocks: citizenship, dependability, commitment, respect, open-mindedness and care.

Each semester, a selection committee receives a number of nominations for the award. The focus of the nominations is to recognize students for the actions that frequently go unnoticed in on campus and in the broader community.

All of the recipients were nominated by a University of Nebraska–Lincoln community member, and were ultimately selected by a council of their peers, the vice chancellor for student affairs' Character Council.