Honors & Scholars, Press Release

May 6, 2024 | By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan selected 20 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 2024-2025

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

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University tapped 20 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 new 2024-2025 Mortar Board members are:

  • Abby Charlton of Newark, Ohio
  • Savannah Domenech of Webster, New York
  • Abby Gardner of Midland, Michigan
  • Jennifer Garner of Oro Valley, Arizona
  • Kathy Habian of Medina, Ohio
  • Wes Horton of Columbus, Ohio
  • Hannah Huffman of Lewis Center, Ohio
  • Mary James of Potomac, Maryland
  • Marvella Kurniawan of West Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Brooke Lenigan of Massillon, Ohio
  • Saharla Loyan of Westerville, Ohio
  • Meghan Means of Lewis Center, Ohio
  • Jenna Norman of Wilmington, Ohio
  • Anya Robinson of Belleville, Illinois
  • Heather Shoffner of Marion, Ohio
  • Savannah Silva of South Lebanon, Ohio
  • Chloe Sullivan of Plain City, Ohio
  • Max Swartz of Poughkeepsie, New York
  • Amarilys Torres-Nunez of Lake Elsinore, California
  • Joel Zachary of Los Angeles, California

Learn more about Mortar Board at mortarboard.org and more about Ohio Wesleyan's Honors Program at owu.edu/honors.

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 owu.edu/experts or learn more at owu.edu.