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Aglaia Chapter of the Mortar Board initiates 43

April  23, 2013

Forty-three juniors were initiated into Augustana's Aglaia Chapter of the Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society on April 14.

Mortar Board members are selected annually by their peers in recognition of their devotion to scholarship, leadership and service. Students are eligible for membership in their junior year. Each member must have at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) GPA or be in the top 35 percent of his orher class, whichever is higher. Approximately 9% of the Class of 2014 was selected to join this prestigious society.

New members:

Alexandra Blust is from Elmhurst, Ill., majoring in religion and political science.
Alexandra Jones is from Sherrard, Ill., majoring in biology.
Alyssa Zwicker is from Orion, Ill., majoring in psychology and sociology.
Amy Hicks is from Rockford, Ill., majoring in biology and Spanish for professional use.
Amy Maplethorpe is from Round Lake, Ill., majoring in communication sciences and disorders.
Ariana Nelson is from Chicago, Ill., majoring in biology.
Breann Nelson is from Moline, Ill., majoring in psychology and sociology.
Brittney Bush is from Oswego, Ill., majoring in business administration-marketing.
Chaney Tambling is from Dwight, Ill., majoring in biology and Spanish for professional use.
Christina Kunkel is from Peru, Ill., majoring in English.
Corinne Walker is from Champaign, Ill., majoring in communication sciences and disorders and Spanish for professional use.
Denis Lawlor is from Tinley Park, Ill., majoring in pre-medicine, biology and neuroscience.
Haley Condon is from Marseilles, Ill., majoring in biology.
Hiba Ansariis from Clinton, Iowa, majoring in business administration-management.
Jacqueline Cozzone is from Itasca, Ill., majoring in biology.
Jalayna Walton is from Saint Louis, Mo., majoring in English.
Jennifer Evans is from DeKalb, Ill., majoring in business administration-management, French and accounting.
Jessica Flondro is from Rockford, Ill., majoring in geography and environmental studies.
Jillian Pociask is from Naperville, Ill., majoring in teaching history and psychology.
Katherine Scharnagle is from Lisle, Ill, majoring in communication studies.
Kirsten Mathisen is from Dallas, TX., majoring in English and history.
Krysta Groeper is from Chicago, Ill., majoring in political science and business administration-management.
Lauren Spivey is from Annawan, Ill., majoring in communication sciences and disorders.
Lea Schilke is from Glen Ellyn, Ill., majoring in psychology and sociology.
Madison Wynes is from Rosemount, Minn., majoring in history.
Marlena Wegrowska is from Belvidere, Ill., majoring in psychology, pre-medicine and biology.
Mason Robertson is from Grayslake, Ill., majoring in neuroscience.
Natalie Sherman is from Wonder Lake, Ill., majoring in biology.
Nicole Swanberg is from New Lenox, Ill., majoring in English and environmental studies.
Rebecca Olear is from Geneva, Ill., majoring in biology.
Sheila Ahuja is from Rock Island, Ill., majoring in teaching language arts/English.
Taelar Hillyer is from Bettendorf, Iowa, majoring in teaching language arts/English.
Tara Cullison is from Geneseo, Ill., majoring in anthropology.
Sarah DuRocher is from Warrenville, Ill., majoring in religion and political science.
Ryan Gough is from Spring Grove, Ill., majoring in neuroscience.
Colleen O'Leary is from New Lenox, Ill., majoring in communication studies.
Jacob Gaier is from New Lenox, Ill., majoring in a contract major and computer science.
Jessica Allen is from Grayslake, Ill., majoring in teaching language arts/English.
Joshua Rathod is from Niles, Ill., majoring in chemistry, biochemistry and pre-medicine.
Kayla Aeschliman is from Hoffman Estates, Ill., majoring in business administration-marketing.
Kelsey Winter is from East Moline, Ill., majoring in biology.
Ryan Plunkett is from Wheaton, Ill., majoring in Engineering physics.
Eryn Maccabee is from East Moline, Ill., majoring in English and Scandinavian.

The Aglaia chapter at Augustana was chartered in 1965. It succeeded an Augustana Honors Society founded in 1940 for senior women. The name comes from one of the three Greek Graces, along with Euphrosyne and Thalia. Aglaia signifies "brilliance." In 2009, the chapter received a Silver Torch award from the national organization.

Sam Schlouch
Director, Public Relations and Arts Promotion
(309) 794-7833
samschlouch@augustana.edu