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By Chad Kebrdle

DONALDSON – Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges, inducted 23 new members from Ancilla College for the spring semester in a formal ceremony Sunday, March 13 at Ancilla’s campus.

Those inducted to Ancilla’s Beta Beta Beta chapter on March 13 include: Daitriona Bonds (Plymouth), Samantha Brenneman (Rossville), Joshua Brown (fall inductee Grovertown), Randi Fier (Knox), Jacqueline Friel (Mendon), Kaeley Geschke (Middlebury), Kathryn Gorr    (Bourbon), Calvin Hopple (Plymouth), Heather Jaki (Donaldson), Cayla Jolly (Plymouth), Leah Kaser (Walkerton), Alexandria Maloney (Donaldson), Briana Noodwang (Plymouth), Bianca Osas-Maxwell (London, England), Abigail Renner (New Castle), Emily Rogers (Plymouth), Jennifer Sapp (Hamlet), Miranda Shepherd (Knox), Austin Traxler (New Castle), Gabrielle VanLue (Knox), Adam VanMeter (Culver), Laurie Vazquez (Hobart), Natalee Walters (Marion).

“These students are to be commended for their exemplary academic accomplishments,” said Cynthia Cawthon, who serves as the chapter’s co-advisor alongside fellow faculty member Jodi Bowers. “They must attain a cumulative 3.5 grade point average to be invited to join Phi Theta Kappa. As commuter students maintaining hectic schedules, this is not a simple feat.”

Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 2 million members and 1,200 chapters located in all 50 of the United States, U.S. territories, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau.

To be eligible for membership a student must complete a minimum of twelve hours of associate degree course work and generally earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students must maintain a high academic standing throughout their enrollment in the two-year college, generally a 3.25 GPA.

Ancilla College (, part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 25 associate degrees, eight one-year certificates and has 20 athletic teams. Since 1937, the college has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. It is a small, private, liberal arts school located two miles south of U.S. 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.


Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is part of The Center at Donaldson. The college’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic; its climate, ecumenical. In a caring environment, Ancilla serves a diverse population, as we transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, lifelong learning, successful careers and values-centered lives.


Ancilla College, founded in 1937, is a private, Catholic, not-for-profit, two-year college offering over two dozen associate degree programs. Students from 12 states and 15 countries live and learn at Ancilla.

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