Honors & Scholars, Press Release

May 9, 2024 | By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan is welcoming 39 first-year students this spring into its chapter of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. (Photo by Reilly Wright '20)

Phi Eta Sigma 2024

Ohio Wesleyan Taps 39 First-Year Students for Membership in National Honor Society

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University inducted 39 first-year students into its chapter of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society this spring.

Phi Eta Sigma recognizes first-year students who are taking a full academic course load and who achieve either a grade point average of at least 3.50 or who are in the upper 20 percent of their class. Founded in 1923, Phi Eta Sigma is the nation's oldest and largest honor society for first-year college and university students in all disciplines. Its motto is "Knowledge is Power."

Ohio Wesleyan's newest Phi Eta Sigma members are:

  • Jordyn Adams of Carroll, Ohio
  • Samantha Allen of Miamisburg, Ohio
  • Connor Asbury of Columbus, Ohio
  • Nia Barjatya of Indore, India
  • Bret Becker of Berea, Ohio
  • Kathleen Bulger of Colleyville, Texas
  • Lilly Colbeck of Plain City, Ohio
  • Jada Colvin of Cleveland, Ohio
  • Nathan Combs of Milford Center, Ohio
  • Jaila Conway Patterson of Columbus, Ohio
  • Katie Fink of Delaware, Ohio
  • Jack Gatchel of Nevada, Ohio
  • Aida Gesink of Berea, Ohio
  • Mia Goard of Grove City, Ohio
  • El Healey of Westlake, Ohio
  • Matthew Higgins of Bellevue, Ohio
  • Edward How of Hilliard, Ohio
  • Jorja Howell Jr. of Pickerington, Ohio
  • Elisabeth Johnston of Oakwood, Ohio
  • Doyi Kim of Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Jessica Leahy of Katonah, New York
  • Jacob Lowery of Cleveland, Ohio
  • Layn Mayfield of Manor, Texas
  • Roland-William McGurr of Hudson, Ohio
  • Ella Neuenschwander of Wilmington, Ohio
  • Taylor Noszka of Wilmington, Ohio
  • Frankie Nuss of Columbus, Ohio
  • Musa Rehmatullah of Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • Allyson Reich of Wadsworth, Ohio
  • Sophia Rohr of Copley, Ohio
  • Vincent Sack II of North Olmsted, Ohio
  • Ian Sander of Pemberville, Ohio
  • Lilia Shaaraoui of Aljafilya, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Aurelia Stanford of Sunbury, Ohio
  • Will Telesz of Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Parthey Vasani of Rajkot, Gujarat, India
  • Andy Weisgerber of Harmony, Pennsylvania
  • Tyler Williard of Ravenna, Ohio
  • Haley Young of Grove City, Ohio

Learn more about Phi Eta Sigma at www.phietasigma.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.