Twenty-one members have been elected to the Wabash College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa national honorary society.
The oldest American fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa was founded at the College of William and Mary in 1776. The Wabash chapter, Beta of Indiana, was founded in 1898 and each year elects as members students of good moral character and exceptionally high academic accomplishment.
The 19 new senior members are:
• Branko Alavanja, a chemistry major, son of Mr. and Mrs. Milan Alavanja of Crown Point, Ind.
• Daniel Strakis Albrecht, a chemistry major, son of Dr. and Mrs. John E. Albrecht of Clinton, Ind.
• Nathan Wayne Bates, a psychology major, son of Mr. Thomas Bates of Ossian, Ind.
• Sterling Pierce Carter, an English/theater double major, son of Mr. and Mrs. Byron E. Carter of Flora, Ind.
• Joseph Christopher Cooper, an English major, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randall L. Cooper of Walkerton, Ind.
• Ross Barrett Dillard, an economics/mathematics double major, son of Mr. and Mrs. Barry Dillard of Hendersonville, Tenn.
• Benjamin Robert Esbaum, an economics major, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Esbaum of Cicero, Ind.
• Matthew Charles Feipel, a mathematics major, son of Mr. and Mrs. Matt A. Feipel of Hoagland, Ind.
• Zachary Curtis Foughty, an economics major, son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Foughty of Ossian, Ind.
• John Edward Frank, a psychology major, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey E. Frank of Bluffton, Ind
• Nicholas Scott Gregory, a biology/English double major, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Gregory of Lafayette, Ind
• Adam Richard Hawkins, a political science major, son of Ms. Karen S. Hawkins of Indianapolis.
• Charles Eric Hoogland, a psychology major, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Hoogland of Indianapolis.
• Jean Martin Kongpinda, a mathematics major, of Dallas, Texas.
• John Paul Manalo, a biology major, son of Dr. and Mrs. Manolo M. Manalo of Fort Wayne, Ind.
• James Joseph McKinnon II, a mathematics/philosophy double major, son of Mr. and Mrs. James J. McKinnon of Waterloo, Ind.
• Matthew Baird Roark, a mathematics major, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mark Roark of Ladoga.
• Ashley Ryan Stephen, a history major, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. Stephen of Centerville, Ind.
• Gregory Joseph Strodtman, a history major, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Strodtman of Indianapolis.
They join fellow classmates who were elected in their junior year. They are: Steven Rhodes and Trent Alan Rogers.
This year’s junior inductees are Wesley Richard Barnes, a mathematics major, son of Ms. Susan C. Boss of Carmel, Ind. and Collin Keenan Rudnik, a political science major, son of Mr. & Mrs. David A. Rudnik of Rockford, Mich.
The 21 new members will be inducted in a special ceremony during Commencement weekend on May 12 at 2:45 p.m. in Lovell Lecture Room in Baxter Hall.
Wabash College is a private liberal arts college for men located in Crawfordsville, Indiana and was founded in 1832. Long known as one of the nation’s finest liberal arts colleges, Wabash is home to the Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts. Wabash also is included in Loren Pope’s book, Colleges That Change Lives, and is ranked among the nation’s best colleges by U.S. News and World Report.