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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