GS Seniors to be Initiated into Phi Beta Kappa

GS Seniors to be Initiated into Phi Beta Kappa

May 11, 2015


The School of General Studies has announced the names of 50 students who will be initiated into the New York Delta chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society for 2015. Students were chosen by a faculty selection committee of Phi Beta Kappa members based on the breadth, depth, and rigor of their academic programs, as well as faculty recommendations from those who work closely with them.

Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest academic honor society, and its initials represent the society's motto: "love of learning is the guide of life." Today, the society "celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences," and "the ideal Phi Beta Kappan has demonstrated intellectual integrity, tolerance for other views, and a broad range of academic interests."

Roughly 10 percent of U.S. institutions of higher learning have Phi Beta Kappa chapters, and among those institutions, only about 10 percent of arts and sciences graduates are selected for membership, making it one of the highest academic honors for undergraduate students in the nation.

This year's Phi Beta Kappa initiation ceremony will be held at Faculty House on Friday, May 15 at 12 p.m.

Class of 2015 Phi Beta Kappa Members

Youval Aberman

Catherine Baker Austin

Chad Joseph Beaman

Sarah Malik Bell

Liliya Benchetrit

Joao Batista Carneiro

Michael Joseph Christie

Alyssa Beth Collins

Rebecca Engmann Darst

Amber Mae Erwin

Emil Henrik Flato

Roger Anthony Fortuna

Anton Bengt Fredriksson

David Scott Gassett

Kaitlyn Rane Gilliland

Genevieve Katherine Walker Glahn

Zachary Gabriel Glasser

Eduard Armenovich Grigoryan

Lindsay Hadad

Jennifer Ashley Ham

Mark James Hennion

Dan Herbatschek

Justin Javaherian

Junjie Jiang

Robert Shedd Juckett

Andrew McGowan King

Matthew Brewster Lalor

Mia Catherine Leimkuhler

Andrew Thomas Lemkan

Jianna Suzanne Maarten

Serena Maria Mackool

Jane Rebecca Marchant

Harris Mercer

Caitlin Alexandra Miller

Christopher Lane Mulligan

Anna Nejedla

Chukwuka Eziashi Nwabuzor

Tetyana Pilyukova

Sebastien Antony Ponsford

Clyde McKay Rastetter

Michal Schestowitz

Hayley Ann Shackleford

Jiahui Shen

Jonathan Rubin Steinberg

Justin M.L. Stern

Talya Sultana Swissa

Elizabeth Ann Valverde

Jungsoo Yoo