Press Release

May 26, 2023 | By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan selected 15 students this spring for membership in the Mortar Board national honor society, which ‘encourages lifelong contributions to the global community.’ (Photo by Pirlo Soe ’21)

Mortar Board 2023-2024

OWU Students Tapped for National Honor Society in Recognition of Scholarship, Leadership, Service

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University tapped 15 students this spring for membership in the Mortar Board national honor society. Mortar Board recognizes students for “exemplary scholarship, leadership, and service.”

The honor society, founded in 1918, also “provides opportunities for continued leadership development, promotes service to colleges and universities, and encourages lifelong contributions to the global community.”

Ohio Wesleyan’s 2023-2024 Mortar Board members are:

  • Annabel Benes of Denver, Colorado
  • Mo Cartnal of Newark, Ohio
  • Katie Chittum of Hebron, Ohio
  • Mikey Cockerell of Blacklick, Ohio
  • Logan Fraire of Delaware, Ohio
  • Aadarsha Gopala Reddy of Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Siarra Hoover of Frazeysburg, Ohio
  • Blake Johnson of Centerburg, Ohio
  • Mindi Klaus of Marion, Ohio
  • Grace McCracken of Cardington, Ohio
  • Ireland Nowak of Thousand Oaks, California
  • Audrey Propp of Belmont, Massachusetts
  • Charlie Riddle of Columbus, Ohio
  • Karli Walsh of Massillon, Ohio
  • Chloe Williams of Wilmington, Ohio

Learn more about Mortar Board at and more about Ohio Wesleyan’s Honors Program at

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and competes in 24 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through its signature experience, the OWU Connection, Ohio Wesleyan teaches students to understand issues from multiple academic perspectives, volunteer in service to others, build a diverse and global perspective, and translate classroom knowledge into real-world experience through internships, research, and other hands-on learning. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included on the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “Best Colleges” lists. Connect with OWU expert interview sources at or learn more at