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Four WSC Alumni Elected to National Medical Honorary

Published Friday, August 11th, 2017

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Drs. Jeffrey Harrison, Heidi Koenig, Kaitlin Hahn, and Brian Jundt (not pictured) were honored by the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Four Wayne State College alumni are now members of Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) Honor Medical Society, a national honor society signifying a lasting commitment to scholarship, leadership, professionalism, and service. They include Dr. Jeffrey Harrison ’83, Dr. Heidi M. Koenig ’80, Dr. Kaitlin (Zentic) Hahn ’12, and Dr. Brian Jundt ’08 (not pictured). Election into this society is a lifelong honor conferring recognition for a physician’s dedication to the profession and art of healing.

Alpha Omega Alpha recognizes and advocates for excellence in scholarship and the highest ideals in the profession of medicine. The top 25 percent of a medical school class is eligible for nomination to the society, and up to 16 percent may be elected based on leadership, character, community service, and professionalism.

Harrison, who was inducted into AΩA in 2007, is a professor, vice chairman, and Four WSC Alumni Elected to National Medical Honorary rural program director for the Department of Family Medicine and is the Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs at the University of Nebraska
Medical Center (UNMC) College of Medicine in Omaha. Harrison studied chemistry and biology at WSC. He and his wife, Connie, live in Papillion. Koenig was elected to AΩA in 2015 and is a tenured professor of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine, academic advisory dean, director of neuroanesthesiology, and frequent lector at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Ky. She practices clinical anesthesiology with subspecialization in neuroanesthesiology. She studied chemistry and biology at WSC and received her doctorate at UNMC. Koenig trained, performed research, and taught at Michael Reese Medical Center and the University of Illinois-Chicago. She served as president of the Kentucky Society of Anesthesiologists and in the American Society of Anesthesiologists House of Delegates. In 2013, she was appointed to the Kentucky Board
of Medical Licensure and the Federation of State Medical Boards. She is also the editor-inchief for the Federation’s Journal of Medical Regulation. Koenig and her husband, William W. Holt, M.D., Ph.D., and their two sons, Paul and Sam, live in Louisville.

Hahn was also inducted into AΩA in 2015 and is currently the Chief Resident in Family Medicine at UNMC in Omaha. She studied chemistry health sciences in the RHOP program at WSC, with a minor in exercise science. She was also a Neihardt Scholar. Kaitlin’s husband, Neal Hahn ‘11, also studied chemistry health sciences at WSC. He is currently a physician assistant in ER medicine.

Jundt, who was elected to the honor society in 2015, is practicing family medicine in O’Neill with his wife Dena Jundt ’08. Both are RHOP graduates who majored in chemistry health sciences and minored in biology at WSC.