Butler University’s Theta of Indiana Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society inducted 32 student members on April 2. Three faculty members of Butler’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences were inducted as alumni members. They are Professor of Chemistry Joseph Kirsch, Lecturer in Biology Charissa Dresden Osborne and Associate Professor of Psychology Tara Lineweaver.

Pi Beta KappaThe selection of student members is based on the students’ grade point averages in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as the breadth and depth of their areas of study, their honors program involvement, undergraduate research activity and other campus involvement and leadership.

New student members, listed with their majors and hometowns, include

SeniorsDeema Alshawa, biology and French, Fishers, Ind. Mary Catherine Andorfer, chemistry and Spanish, Fort Wayne, Ind. Ana Maria Baracaldo, international studies and political science, Converse, Ind.Rose Reedy Booth, international studies, Spanish and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, Lombard, Ill.Collin Ellott Bowman, biology, Sheridan, Ind.Hilary Jo Broderick, biology, French and chemistry, Martinsville, Ind.Craig Thomas Buchanan, chemistry, Westfield, Ind.Kristin Ann Crider, chemistry and Spanish, Muncie, Ind.Reid Gregory Dvorak, history and political science, Elgin, Ill.Nicole Marie Ehlert, psychology and speech, Zion, Ill.Anthony Joseph Erlandson, Spanish and international studies, Fort Wayne, Ind.Sarah Alberta Gillott, psychology, Greenfield, Ind.Erin Michele Good, psychology and Spanish, Winamac, Ind.Caleb Michael Hamman, political science and philosophy, Walkerton, Ind.Laurel Millikan Heckman, chemistry, Elmhurst, Ill.Sean Matthew Hudson, psychology, Greenfield, Ind.Chris Michael Jernigan, biology and chemistry, Carmel, Ind.Kristen Jo Kenley, philosophy, Rockville, Ind.Katie Kilgore, religious studies, IndianapolisCarmen Marie Murphy, international studies and Spanish, Columbus, OhioStephanie Nicole Knezz, chemistry, Geneseo, Ill.Amanda Erin Lee, sociology and political science, Valparaiso, Ind.Jennifer Marie McKibben, speech and language pathology and Spanish, Arcanum, OhioJoanna Marie Parypinski, English writing and Spanish, Park Ridge, Ill.Danielle Brin Reist, history and religious studies, North Liberty, Ind.Matthew Ryan Sall, chemistry, Greenwood, Ind.Ted Christian Seger, chemistry, Spanish and biology, Greenwood, Ind.Andrew Maven Smith, physics and mathematics, Westfield, Ind.Aubrey Nichole Villines, international studies and public relations, Eddyville, Ky.

JuniorsLauren Stephania Gatchel, chemistry, Hartland, Wisc.Spenser Christian Isdahl, English writing, Louisville, Ky.Katie Michelle Norris, Spanish, Ladoga, Ind.Mackenzie Frances Szymanski, international studies, Flossmoor, Ill.Mark Edward Wilhelm, English, IndianapolisFounded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honor society devoted to the advancement of the liberal arts. Phi Beta Kappa membership is considered an emblem of high achievement and provides a competitive advantage for those who qualify.

Media contact: Mary Ellen Stephenson(317) 940-6944mestephe@butler.edu

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