Butler University’s Theta of Indiana Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will induct 29 new members at a ceremony to be held April 16 at 8:30 AM in the Irwin Library.

pbkkeyStudents are considered for membership based on their grade point averages in liberal arts studies, typically ranking in the top 10 percent of arts and sciences majors at the University. Other factors considered include breadth and depth of areas of study, honors program involvement, undergraduate research activity, and other campus involvement and leadership.

“Earning Phi Beta Kappa is not only a recognition of students’ outstanding undergraduate commitment to the study of the liberal arts, but it provides them with an ongoing intellectual community, via local PBK chapters, with which they can engage throughout their lifetimes,” said Rusty Jones, President of the Butler University Phi Beta Kappa chapter.

The new Butler honorees are:


Emily Brown, Chemistry (St. Charles, Missouri)

Jesse Burton, Physics and Electrical Engineering (Nineveh, Indiana)

Anna Durham, Math and Middle Secondary Education (Batavia, Ohio)

Colleen Frank, Psychology and Spanish (Cary, Illinois)

Luke Gallion, Chemistry (Brownstown, Indiana)

Courtney Hittepole, Psychology and Sociology (Troy, Ohio)

Madison Horth, Psychology (Zionsville, Indiana)

Tyler Hudgens, Biology and Biomedical Engineering (Elgin, Illinois)

Hannah Martin, Arts Administration and Individualized Major in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Winfield, Illinois)

Paul Milius, Psychology (Rockford, Illinois)

Maggie Monson, Media, Rhetoric, and Culture, and Spanish (Palatine, Illinois)

Garrett Oberst, Chemistry (Louisville, Kentucky)

Perry Rabin, Chemistry (Highland Park, Illinois)

Ian Ray, Professional Pharmacy and Spanish (Indianapolis)

Wesley Sexton, Music and English Literature (Muncie, Indiana)

Taylor Smith, Chemistry and Energy Engineering (Crown Point, Indiana)

Julie Spoehr, Spanish and English Literature (Phoenix, Arizona)

Katie Springston, Sociology and Criminology (McHenry, Illinois)

Alec Stubbs, Philosophy and Political Science (Elkhart, Indiana)

Katelyn Sussli, Human Communication and Organizational Leadership and Political Science (Loveland, Ohio)

Sarah Tietz, English and Spanish (Arlington Heights, Illinois)

Kathryn Utken, Strategic Communication and Spanish (Carmel, Indiana)

Laura Wilhelm, Critical Communication and Media (Indianapolis)

Ashley Zegiestowsky, Computer Science and Spanish (Franklin, Tennessee)

Benjamin Zercher, Chemistry (Nappanee, Indiana)


Olivia Crowe, Biology (Bloomington, Indiana)

Whitney Hart, Chemistry (LaPorte, Indiana)

Katie Kincaid, Psychology and Middle Secondary Education (Fishers, Indiana)

Andrew Ozga, Physics and Mechanical Engineering (Hawthorn Woods, Illinois)

For more information about Butler’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter, visit: https://www.butler.edu/phi-beta-kappa.


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