Campus News Release
New Members Initiated Into Leadership Society
Release date: November 17, 2012The Franklin College chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society initiated 28 new members on Friday, Nov. 11.
The Franklin College chapter of ODK was founded on May 4, 2000. Students are eligible for membership into the leadership society if they are a junior or senior, have lived at least a semester on campus and are in the top 35 percent of their class. No more than 30 students at Franklin College can be chosen for induction each year.
Omicron Delta Kappa was founded in 1914 as the first national college honor society to not only recognize students' academic achievements, but to also celebrate their excellence in leadership and extracurricular activities. The 15 founding faculty and student leaders structured an organization to honor achievement for individuals who strive to better themselves as contributing members of society by excelling in the areas of scholarship, athletics, campus or community service, social and religious activities, campus government, journalism, speech and the mass media, or the creative performing arts.
Students recently initiated include:
James Barton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Barton of Greenwood.
Whitney Bond, daughter of Ms. Linda Bond of Cloverdale and Chuck Bond of Greencastle.
Johnny Bretz, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bretz of Carmel.
Allison Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Brown of Brazil.
Samantha Burton, daughter of Mr. Allen Burton of Columbus and Rita Patterson of North Vernon.
Martin Chastain, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Chastain of Cambellsburg.
Miriam Flake, daughter of Mr. Charles Flake of Mooresville and Jayne Palmer of Plainfield.
Jessica Haggard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Haggard of Martinsville.
Kimberly Holzbog, daughter of Carol Rowland of West Harrison and Raymond Holzbog of Taswell.
Sarah James, daughter of Clarence James of Moore, Okla. and Linda James of Martinsville.
Jenae Jones, daughter of Ms. Shelli Steiner of Shoals.
Jama Lange, daughter of Ms. Sally Meyer of Wabash and the late Mr. Jim Lange.
Shanice Myers, daughter of Arnold Meyers of Jessup, Md. and Margaret Myers of Clinton, Md.
Emily-Kate Nester, daughter of Mr. John Nester of Indianapolis (46217) and Ms. LeAnna Marlatt of Indianapolis (46217).
Natalie Owens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Owens of Deputy.
Katherine Prather, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Kerry Prather of Franklin.
Jessica Prewett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Prewett of Washington.
Samantha Quinn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Quinn of Dyer.
Ashley Roell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Roell of Batesville.
Jennifer Roseman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Roseman of Franklin.
Natalie Snyder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Snyder of Franklin.
Allison Stropes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Mitchell of Trafalgar.
Maria Wagner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wagner of LaPorte.
Regan White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brian White of Brookston.
Justin Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Williams of Indianapolis (46237).
Chasity Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson of Greensburg.
Emily Winship, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Winship of Plainfield.
Franklin College alumni initiated into Alpha Society include:
Devin Anderson of Carmel graduated from Franklin College with a journalism degree in 1986. He has been a member on the Board of Trustees since 2011.
For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Marketing and Communications at (317) 738-8185.
Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential four-year undergraduate liberal arts institution with a scenic, wooded campus located 20 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis. The college prepares men and women for challenging careers and fulfilling lives through the liberal arts, offering its approximately 1,000 students 28 majors, 36 minors and eight pre-professional programs. In 1842, the college began admitting women, becoming the first coeducational institution in Indiana and the seventh in the nation. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA. For more information, visit www.franklincollege.edu.