The IPFW chapter of this national honor society to recognize superior students in all fields was established in 1993. Dr. David McCants initiated the local chapter. The first president was Dr. Lowell Beineke. Other charter members were: Drs. James A. Haw, Kimberly McDonald, Richard Pacer, Lynn Schlager, James L. Silver, Marjorie Souers, and Douglas Townsend.