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Department ofReligious Studies

Theta Alpha Kappa

Theta Alpha Kappa was founded in 1976 at Manhattan College in New York City as a national honor society for professors and students of religious studies and theology. Its prime purpose is to recognize excellence and to further growth in religious studies and theology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Theta Alpa Kappa seeks to encourage research, good teaching, and publication; to encourage an exchange of learning and thought among scholars, and to bring together students and teachers in the discipline in an intellectual and social fellowship.

The Alpha Phi Chapter was founded at Santa Clara University in 1981. Members are elected in their junior or senior year from among religious studies majors and minors who have GPAs in the top 35 percentile of their graduating class, as well as hold a grade point average of 3.5 in religious studies and a cumulative index of 3.0.

 
2019 Members of Theta Alpha Kappa
Miles Elliott
Cameron Heon
Peter Schutz
Ryan Sharek
Kaitlin Wheeler

 

2018 Members of Theta Alpha Kappa
Alana Beaton
Claire Dixon
Isabel Fernandez-Hernaiz
Charlotte Hayward
Luke Miller
Nick Nagy
Grant Pustelnik

 

2017 Members of Theta Alpha Kappa
Paul Kenniston
Katherine Meyer
Emily Stewart
Katherine Tarrant
Mackenzie Throne
Kaitlin Weideman
Grace Zimmerman

 

2016 Members of Theta Alpha Kappa
Lucille Duran
Katherine Enos
Kelsey Figone
London Knight
Beverly Olivo

 

2015 Members of Theta Alpha Kappa
Nikita Amundesen
Brenda Arellano
Jessica Farran
Regina Fields
Analisa Fuentes
Gus Hardy
Claire Ingesbretsen
Christopher Iliff
Christian Kenney
Blair Libby
Jenna Lipman
Sophia Lyon
Samuel Riegel
Alejandra Ruiz
Bertha Uribe
Eric Wu

 

2014 Members of Theta Alpha Kappa
Jennifer Savage
Claire Bevan
Marko Buljan
Erin Callister
Tyson Dethlefson
Anthony Ferrari
Maira Gutierrez
Jonathan Homrighausen
Ian Layton
Jared Mainini
Edward Nugent
Beverly Olivo
Gina Pasqualli
Amia Nash
Estelle Richardson
Alison Rogel
Callie Wallace

 

2013 Members of Theta Alpha Kappa
Joe Alexander-Short
Megan Bedard
Katherine Burkhuch
Veronica Herr
Vaniah Holtz
Christian Kenney
Lotus Lee
Tanushree Mondkar
Katya Nemec
Seher Siddigee
Laura Snowden
Nicholas Staib
Stephanie Traulsen
Celia Trujillo

 

2012 Members of Theta Alpha Kappa
Brittany Adams
Paria Amini
Zena Andreani
Heidi Cossentine
Natalie Ganem
Ian Ghows
Julie Gibson
Andrew Hodun
Ainsley Kelly
Andrew Koike
Melissa Martin
Andrea Navarro
Arianna Nuti
Caroline Read
Tanya Schmidt
Maija Swanson
Tora Troop

 

2011 Members of Theta Alpha Kappa
Brittany Adams
Zena Andreani
Yasmin Aranda
Ian Ghows
Andrew Koike
Arianna Nuti
Caroline Read
Tanya Schmidt
Kevin Senefeld
Jillian Walker
Kiley Winsnes

 

2010 Members of Theta Alpha Kappa
Rachel Barmore
Diana Bustos
Andrea Carrera
Angela Cooke
Ryan Dilag
Sarah Esparza
Alison Gansert
Rebecca Hirsch
Lucy Kelly
Stephanie Ma
Laura Martin
Bianca McNeil
John Logan
Claire O'Leary
Sarah Orlando
Anne Paustenbach
Anne Sobczack
Maggie Spreitzer
Monique Teixeira
Mark Vetto
Andrew Victor
2009 Members of Theta Alpha Kappa
Sofia Aboitiz
Maria Adelus
Alexandra Angel
Julie Arcaro
Mary Tessa Brown
Chad Dupic
Ashley Loetscher
Noelle Lopez
Heather Lynch
John Mahoney
Anne Murphy-Hagen
Hannah Palm
Benjamin Petrick
Hannah Palm
Elizabeth Purner
Anne Rovzar
Nicole Sanfilippo
Kevin Schmitt
2008 Members of Theta Alpha Kappa
Julie Angelo
Brandon Ashby
Laura Brown
Caitlin Corley
Christine Dafforn
Bethany Elias
Jill Fitzsimmons
Kellie Flint
Amanda Fowler
Sarah Gallardo
Gabriel Godwin
Sasha Kanick
Courtney Magner
Kathleen O'Reilly
Kyle Ozawa
Stephanie Paulus
Lindsey Scherer
Deepti Shenoy
Cristina Silva
Nicole Van Groningen
James Vu
Jeana Williams
Aislinn Wyatt
2007 Members of Theta Alpha Kappa
Sarah Attwood
Nicole Brand-Cousy
Angela Bustos
Lauren Clyne
Jessica Coblentz
Vanessa DiCarlo
Kelly Dugan
Stephanie Edwards
Janet Ferree
Nathaniel Hays
Kathleen Lackey
Mary Leaverton
Christina Leone
Emory Lynch
Kimberly McGiven
Maureen McKenzie
Jessica Meyer
Kara Miyasato
Caitlin Moran
Heather Ordonez
Katayoon Parineh
Megan Raimondi
Kyle Stephenson
Ian Tan
Maggi Van Dorn
Catherine Waite
Tessa Weston