Twenty-six Butler University students have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the honor society that recognizes the best and brightest liberal arts and sciences undergraduates from 286 top schools across the nation.
The primary criterion for selection to Phi Beta Kappa is academic excellence as measured by GPA in liberal subjects (not cumulative GPA). To be eligible, students must complete at least 90 hours of coursework in liberal-arts courses by the time they graduate.
Since the Society’s founding in 1776, 17 U.S. presidents, 39 U.S. Supreme Court justices, and more than 130 Nobel Laureates have been inducted as members, along with countless authors, diplomats, athletes, researchers, actors, and business leaders.
The Phi Beta Kappa class of 2017 will be officially inducted during a ceremony April 8. The new members are:
-Cutter Koehler, a Biology and Chemistry double major from Westfield, Indiana.
-Elizabeth McGlone, a Strategic Communication and Psychology double major from West Terre Haute, Indiana.
-Kimbra Shaner, a Middle/Secondary Education and History double major from Robinson, Illinois.
-Michael Pajkos, an Astronomy/Astrophysics and Physics double major from Willow Springs, Illinois.
-Tiffany Kula, a Middle/Secondary Education and History double major from Dublin, Ohio.
-Lexa Muehlbauer, a Strategic Communication and Spanish double major from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
-Lindsey Gemmill, a Middle/Secondary Education and English double major from Noblesville, Indiana.
-Emily Farrer, a Music and Psychology double major from Lexington, Kentucky.
-Jacob Applegarth, a Chemistry major from La Porte, Indiana.
-Miren Mohrenweiser, a History, English, and French triple major from Brighton, Michigan.
-Brianna Bean, a German and Communication Sciences and Disorders double major from Manchester, Missouri.
-Lucas Morgan, a Psychology major from Elkhart, Indiana.
-Madeleine Rasor, an Individualized major from Columbus, Ohio.
-James Arthur, a Spanish major from Indianapolis.
-Taylor Smith, a Chemistry and Energy Engineering double major from Crown Point, Indiana.
-Andrew Alvarez, a History/Political Science and Spanish double major from Munster, Indiana.
-Lindsay Rich, a Communication Science and Disorders and Spanish double major from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
-Kacey Shriner, a Spanish and Political Science double major from Brownsburg, Indiana.
-Stephanie Kuhlman, a Psychology major from Evansville, Indiana.
-Clayton Taylor, a Biology and Chemistry double major from Greenwood, Indiana.
-Hayley Gearheart, an English and Classical Studies double major from Hartford City, Indiana.
-Alexandra Gabor, a Psychology major from Wilmette, Illinois.
-Brandi Kordes, a Communication Science and Disorders and Psychology double major from Saint Anthony, Indiana.
-Natalie Van Ochten, a Biology major from Excelsior, Minnesota.
-Cory Wuerch, a Chemistry major from Cicero, Indiana.
-Molly Smith, an International Studies and French double major from Mahomet, Illinois.