Press Release, Student Life

April 10, 2019

Ohio Wesleyan’s Mortar Board members exemplify scholarship, leadership and service. New and current members celebrated the 2019 inductees during a campus ceremony March 28. (Photo by Hannah Wargo ’19)

Scholarship, Leadership, Service

Ohio Wesleyan Taps Students for 2019 Membership in Mortar Board National Honor Society

By Cole Hatcher

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University tapped 22 students for membership in the Mortar Board national honor society during a campus ceremony March 28. Mortar Board recognizes students with senior standing 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 newest Mortar Board members include university President Rock Jones, Ph.D., who was tapped by the students for honorary membership in the organization. Along with Jones, the OWU Mortar Board 2019 members are:

  • Sophia Ahmed of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Iman Ashraf of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Kiersten Bender of Springfield, Ohio
  • Sara Brubaker of Powell, Ohio
  • Jenelle Collier of Clinton, Maryland
  • Brianna Graber of Noblesville, Indiana
  • Charlotte Gross of Columbus, Ohio
  • Madison Haggerty of Loudonville, Ohio
  • Cheyenne Hall of Columbus, Ohio
  • Sophia Hallam of Delaware, Ohio
  • Julia Hartlage of Sunnyvale, California
  • Amanda Hays of Winthrop, Maine
  • Annelise Hernandez of Columbus, Ohio
  • Megha Malik of Dublin, Ohio
  • Adelynn Mannino of Norwalk, Ohio
  • Josh W. Martin of Apex, North Carolina
  • Bridget Roddy of Mount Vernon, Ohio
  • Brianna Sten of Macungie, Pennsylvania
  • Brandon Stevens of Louisville, Ohio
  • Kaitlynn Welch of Columbus, Ohio
  • Samantha Winkler of Mason, Ohio
  • Katy Wood of Powell, Ohio

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