Baylor Students Inducted Into Theta Alpha Kappa Honor Society
Fourteen Baylor University students recently were inducted into the Baylor chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa, a national honor society that recognizes excellence in religious and theological studies, at a ceremony at the Armstrong Browning Library on May 24.
Students who were initiated into Theta Alpha Kappa were Stephanie Anderson, a senior from Waco; Debra Arnold, a senior from Houston; Sarah Black, a junior from Plainview, Texas; John Bagwell, a sophomore from Richardson; Brian Buchek, a junior from Richardson; Adalid Castillo, a senior from Palestine, Texas; L. Elizabeth Fleming, a junior from Shreveport, La.; and Lindsay Renee Grant, a senior from Littleton, Colo.
Also selected were Peyton Healey, a senior from Moreno Valley, Calif.; Estaban Hernandez, a sophomore from Palmyra, Va.; Michelle Matthey, a junior from Waco; Donovan McAbee, a senior from Inman, S.C.; Michael Renner, a senior from Smiths, Ala.; and Tyler Willis, a senior from Abilene.
Founded in 1976 at Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y., Theta Alpha Kappa is the only national honor society for those involved in the study of religion and/or theology at both the baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate levels of higher education. It currently hosts more than 140 local chapters throughout the U.S. and is a related scholarly organization of the American Academy of Religion.
Students who are inducted into the honor society must have a 3.0 overall grade point average and at least a 3.5 GPA in religion courses and must have completed three full semesters at Baylor and at least 12 hours of religion courses.