Eight Students Inducted to Religion Studies Honor Society

Theta Alpha Kappa national honor society

Augustana's chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa (TAK) inducted eight new members this fall. They joined current members and TAK co-presidents Lizzie Davis '17 (Sioux Falls) and Austin Krohnke '18 (Waukee, Iowa) in an induction ceremony and dinner with Rev. Dr. Monica Coleman.

Theta Kappa Alpha is a national honors society for religious studies that links academics and research with service to the community. Students in TAK will plan a campus-wide service project for this academic year.

The following students were inducted into TAK this fall:

  • Josh Barrows '19 (Helena, Montana) 
  • Breanna Burklund '17 (Omaha, Nebraska)
  • Emma Long '17 (Byron, Minnesota) 
  • Hannah Norem '18 (Houston, Texas) 
  • Erin Nuetzman '18 (Story City, Iowa)
  • Haley Plucheck '18 (Centennial, Colorado)
  • Madison Todd '17 (Sioux Falls)
  • Benjamin Trenne '18 (Grand Forks, North Dakota) 

About Theta Alpha Kappa

Induction requires nomination by a local chapter and, to be eligible, students must have a 3.5 GPA in religious studies and/or theology and a 3.0 GPA overall. Residency, class ranking, and unit requirements must also be met.

In addition to encouraging the activities of local chapters, Theta Alpha Kappa maintains a vigorous national program of scholarship awards and fellowship competitions; its primary publication, the Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa, offers an annual prize and the publication of outstanding student papers.