Rachel Hahn ’16, a Spanish and Communication Sciences and Disorders double-major from Zionsville, Indiana, and Chad Pingel ’16, a Finance and Marketing double-major from Des Moines, Iowa, have been selected as Butler University’s Most Outstanding Female and Male students, respectively.

Butler University student Rachel Hahn March 26, 2015.Hahn has a 4.0 grade-point average and achieved seven different academic honors, including being named the Top Student in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Her activities include participation in Student Government Association (SGA), Fall Alternative Break, and three years as a Resident Assistant. Twice, she was named Most Outstanding Resident Assistant.

Hahn also was selected as Butler’s student Woman of Distinction for 2016.

After graduation, Hahn plans to pursue a Master’s in Speech Language Pathology at Purdue University.

“Rachel is that rare student who seems to be the complete package of what we seek as the ideal student to enter our field and certainly to represent Butler University,” Ann Bilodeau, Clinical Faculty, Director of the Butler Speech and Language Clinic Communication Sciences and Disorders, wrote in recommending Hahn. “I have watched with joy as she continues to grow in her skills each semester and continue to be impressed by her maturity in decision making and her sincere dedication to her own educational development.”

Pingel finishes his Butler career with a 3.92 grade-point average. He earned more than a dozen academic honors, including multiple academic Butler University College of Business student Chad Pingel November 19, 2015.scholarships. He served as President of SGA in 2014-2015, was Director of Academic Affairs for SGA’s Student Initiatives Board, and has worked in the Office of Admissions since 2013. He is an active member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity.

“Chad utilized a calm, quiet, and collaborative approach to increase campus awareness of Student Government Association, to focus on areas critical to student retention, including awareness and appreciation of diversity, and to develop an organizational commitment to service and volunteerism,” Vice President for Student Affairs Levester Johnson wrote in his recommendation letter.

After graduation, Pingel will work for Google. He will work in People Operations on data analytics, recruiting, and learning & development.

The Outstanding Student Recognition Program seeks those who give unselfishly of themselves, who are highly regarded by the entire university community, and who, as future alumni, may take satisfaction in their contribution and service to Butler University. Some of the criteria that are evaluated include outstanding character, scholarship, engaged citizenship, leadership, and commitment to fostering diversity.

The 2016 Top 100 Students are:

Tori Adachi Senior Art + Design Glen Ellyn IL
Carly Allen Senior Middle Secondary Education Columbus OH
Matthew Arkenberg Senior Chemistry Milan IN
Holly Aviles Senior Biology Hobart IN
Tabitha Barbour Junior English Language Clarksville TN
Shelby Beutel Senior Professional Pharmacy Washington IL
Morgan Blake Senior Chemistry Mooresville IN
Alexandra Bode Senior Speech Language Pathology Geneva IL
Emily Bohn Senior Theatre Carmel IN
Megan Borries Junior Pharmacy Antioch IL
Aaron Brenner Senior Chemistry Sterling IL
Matthew Brooks Senior Strategic Communication LaGrange Park IL
Emily Brown Senior Chemistry Saint Charles MO
Jacob Brown Senior Pharmacy Brownstown IN
Lindsay Byers Senior Strategic Communication Bloomington IL
Lauryn Campagnoli Junior Biology Elkhart IN
Mary Cerajewski Junior Marketing Fort Wayne IN
Sarah Clary Junior Elementary Education Angola IN
Connor Coatney Senior Biology Fremont IN
Ashley Dale Senior Physics New Palestine IN
Cara Donovan Senior Speech Language Pathology Indianapolis IN
Kailey Eaton Junior Strategic Communication Fishers IN
Emma Edick Junior Digital Media Production Columbus OH
David Ediger Senior Biology Naperville IL
Alan Eidelman Junior Accounting Saint Louis MO
Sara Erb Senior Music Performance New Paris IN
Daniel Evans Senior Psychology Muskego WI
Katherine Evans Senior Chemistry Westfield IN
Emily Farrer Junior Music Lexington KY
Bethany Feitshans Senior Professional Pharmacy Tipp City OH
Colleen Frank Senior Psychology Cary IL
Luke Gallion Senior Chemistry Brownstown IN
Hayley Gearheart Junior English Language Hartford City IN
Hana Goodman Senior Speech Language Pathology Woodstock IL
Paige Haefer Junior Human Communication & Organizational Leadership Madison WI
Rachel Hahn Senior Speech Language Pathology Zionsville IN
Whitney Hart Junior Chemistry La Porte IN
Rebecca Hilton Senior Pharmacy Indianapolis IN
Courtney Hittepole Senior Psychology Troy OH
Sean Horan Senior Economics Dayton OH
Madison Horth Senior Psychology Zionsville IN
Chandler Howell Junior Pharmacy Centerville IN
Tyler Hudgens Senior Biology Elgin IL
Connor Hummel Senior Pharmacy Crystal Lake IL
Leesa Jing Junior Arts Administration Evansville IN
Nicole Johnson Senior Finance Maryville IL
Chase Keirn Senior Health Sciences Collinsville IL
Amber Kline Senior Biology Fishers IN
Ashley Kline Senior Biology Fishers IN
Kelsey Lange Senior Health Sciences Ferdinand IN
Kendra Lucas Senior Pharmacy Franklin IN
Hannah Martin Senior Arts Administration Winfield IL
Scarlet Martin Senior Actuarial Sciences Louisville KY
Rachel McFarland Senior Pharmacy El Paso IL
Monica McKary Senior Biology Carmel IN
Christina McKnight Senior Actuarial Sciences Aledo IL
Sara Midura Senior Elementary Education Marlton NJ
Shelby Miller Junior Biology Yorktown IN
Blake Moskal Senior Science, Technology and Society Lake Zurich IL
Arielle Noel Senior Health Sciences Milan IN
Stephanie Oakland Senior Music Composition Ridley Park PA
Garrett Oberst Senior Chemistry Louisville KY
Isabelle Obert Senior Middle Secondary Education Loomis CA
Jackson O’Brien Senior Physics Logansport IN
Matt Pauszek Junior Risk Management Indianapolis IN
Chad Pingel Senior Finance Runnells IA
Daniel Przybylski Senior Pharmacy Hickory Hills IL
Nicole Puccini Senior Marketing Lisle IL
Perry Rabin Senior Chemistry Highland Park IL
Anna Rauh Junior Strategic Communication Harrods Creek KY
Ryan Reid Junior Finance Wheaton IL
Shannon Reid Junior Psychology Indianapolis IN
Noelle Rich Senior Sociology and Psychology Downers Grove IL
Kaylie Ricks Senior Journalism Dixon IL
Danielle Ruppal Junior Health Sciences Grand Rapids MI
Arielle Russell Senior Chemistry Indianapolis IN
Hadeel Said Junior Marketing Indianapolis IN
Dania Saltagi Junior Health Sciences Fishers IN
Luke Scalone Senior History New Lenox IL
Caleb Schmicker Senior Chemistry Winamac IN
Marilyn Schoenle Senior Pharmacy Plymouth MI
Benjamin Sieck Senior Journalism Cumming IA
Katie Springston Senior Sociology McHenry IL
Brian Straughn Junior Accounting Oswego IL
Micaela Strycker Senior Pharmacy Zionsville IN
Riley Supple Senior Marketing Holland MI
Katelyn Sussli Senior Organizational Communication Loveland OH
Clayton Taylor Junior Biology Greenwood IN
Maria Thaman Senior Psychology Cincinnati OH
Sam Thomas Junior Political Science Wabash IN
Sarah Tietz Senior English Language Arlington Heights IL
Marina Tipold Senior Biology Hobart IN
Mallory Tolin Junior Health Sciences Crawfordsville IN
Laura Tonner Junior Science, Technology and Society Rensselaer IN
Dessirae Turner Senior Elementary Education Englewood OH
Kathryn Utken Senior Strategic Communication Carmel IN
Gabrielle Vinyard Junior Biology Valparaiso IN
Charis Webb Junior Religious Studies Brownsburg IN
Kristen Webb Junior Psychology Gallatin TN
Courtney West Senior Strategic Communication La Porte IN
Laura Wilhelm Senior Media, Rhetoric & Culture Indianapolis IN
Jessica Williams Senior Pharmacy Indianapolis IN
Julia Williams Senior Health Sciences Washington IL
Keiffer Williams Senior Biology Huntington IN
Elizabeth Wilson Senior Accounting Kokomo IN
Allison Wolter Senior Health Sciences Indianapolis IN
Alexandra Zaslav Senior Dance Richmond VA
Joseph Zegar Senior Pharmacy Gurnee IL
Ashley Zegiestowsky Senior Computer Science Franklin TN
Nicole Zimmerman Senior Chemistry Pittsboro IN
Sarah Zimmerman Senior Spanish Duluth MN

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