Phi Eta Sigma inducts members, names officers

May 22, 2023

Phi Eta Sigma officers
From left, Haseeb Kazi, Ph.D., faculty advisor; Maddie Kickbush, president; Casey Frank, secretary; and Mackenzie Rosenau, vice president.
Trine University’s chapter of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society inducted 29 new members and elected officers at its April 25 meeting.

New member induction was held as part of a virtual national ceremony conducted with more than 160 chapters via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Maddie Kickbush, a freshman from Valparaiso, Indiana, studying English education, was elected president of the organization. She is also the philanthropy chair for Theta Phi Alpha, a member of Delight Women’s Ministries and a volunteer for Junior Achievement.

Members elected Mackenzie Rosenau, a communication and English major from Jackson, Michigan, as vice president. Roseneau is part of Alpha Sigma Tau sorority, the University Choir and the Writer’s Block literary publication. She recently was named editor for the Humanities and Communication Media Team.

Casey Frank from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a biochemistry major, will be secretary for the organization. Frank is part of the women's hockey team, Athletes Connected and the Pre-Physician Assistant Club of Trine (PPACT).

Heidi Wilhelm
Heidi Wilhelm
Heidi Wilhelm, a freshman from Angola, Indiana, studying biology education, was elected treasurer. Wilhelm is the sophomore senator in Trine Student Government, the Student Government Representative for the Health Science Association and a member of the Study Abroad Club and Christian Campus House.

Sydney Bland
Sydney Bland
Sydney Bland, an exercise science major from Hicksville, Ohio, was elected Student Government representative.

Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, founded in 1923 at the University of Illinois, is the nation's oldest and largest honor society for first-year college and university students in all disciplines. Phi Eta Sigma chapters have been chartered on 378 campuses across the United States.

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