Press Release

Phi Eta Sigma

April 25, 2019 – by Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan inducted 54 first-year students into the Phi Eta Sigma national honor society April 23 in recognition of their academic accomplishments. (Photo by Gracie Clevenger '21)

Ohio Wesleyan Inducts 54 First-Year Students into National Honor Society

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University inducted 54 first-year students into its chapter of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society during a campus ceremony April 23.

Phi Eta Sigma recognizes freshmen who achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or better during their first semester and who also 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 include:

  • Nisha Achieng of Kampala, Uganda
  • Emma Akomeah-Sirleaf of Aurora, Colorado
  • Haris Ali of Lahore, Pakistan
  • Kimberly Armstrong of Danbury, Connecticut
  • Mark Arnce of Joplin, Missouri
  • Lydia Arnold of Tiffin, Ohio
  • Max Beard of Palo Alto, California
  • Katie Bischoff of Marysville, Ohio
  • Emma Blackburn of Frederick, Maryland
  • Tamairra Bunge of Washington, Pennsylvania
  • Lily Callander of Blacklick, Ohio
  • Hanna Cao of Changsha, Hunan, People's Republic of China
  • Brianna Carmack of Ontario, Ohio
  • Acadia Caryl of Highland Heights, Ohio
  • Grant Cayton of McDermott, Ohio
  • Hunter Coon of Vinton, Ohio
  • Abbie Courtright of Lancaster, Ohio
  • Skylar Daray of Benzonia, Michigan
  • Ross Eggleston of Lancaster, Ohio
  • Izzy El-Hashem of Brentwood, Missouri
  • Anna Fender of Decatur, Illinois
  • Rachel Foster of Reynoldsburg, Ohio
  • Davis Graham of Canton, Ohio
  • Kamryn Green of Altadena, California
  • Fiona Hansen of Groveport, Ohio
  • Catie Hyatt of Lodi, Ohio
  • Bella Johnson of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Kendall Kidd of Westerville, Ohio
  • Lydia Knapp of Centerburg, Ohio
  • Elisabeth Mann of Fishers, Indiana
  • Paige Martin of Hilliard, Ohio
  • Maddie Marusek of Gahanna, Ohio
  • Grace McDonald of State College, Pennsylvania
  • Katherine Miller of Worthington, Ohio
  • Maddy Miller of Coshocton, Ohio
  • Julia Mostow of Deerfield, Illinois
  • Libby Norlander of Carlsbad, California
  • Sandy Otap of Charleston, South Carolina
  • Ankita Patel of Sunbury, Ohio
  • Carime Raymundo of Phoenix, Arizona
  • Chase Reinert of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Alex Riess of Beavercreek, Ohio
  • Jaela Rodela of Delaware, Ohio
  • Katie Rozsa of Silver Lake, Ohio
  • Kara Rutkowski of Lewis Center, Ohio
  • Anna Schill of Mansfield, Ohio
  • Fayzan Shaukat of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Megan Sheradin of Santiago, Chile
  • Ellie Shoemaker of London, Ohio
  • Sydni Simpson of Simpsonville, South Carolina
  • Mallorie Watts of Delaware, Ohio
  • Nebraska White of Hilliard, Ohio
  • Bryce Wittman of Franklin, Tennessee
  • Brad Wolford of Fredericktown, Ohio

Learn more about Phi Eta Sigma at www.phietasigma.org and Ohio Wesleyan’s Honors Program at www.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 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 25 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at www.owu.edu.