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22 Seniors to be initiated into Phi Beta Kappa

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Columbia College has announced the names of 22 seniors who will be initiated into Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society, on February 17. The 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 recommendations from faculty members who have worked closely them.

Each year, 10 percent of the Columbia College graduating class is elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa. Two percent (Junior Phi Beta Kappa) is elected in November and the remaining eight percent is elected in the spring

Phi Beta Kappa celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Members receive a distinctive gold key, which symbolizes the core principles of Phi Beta Kappa – freedom of inquiry and liberty of thought and expression.

The Class of 2012 Junior Phi Beta Kappa members are:

Alexander Bedrosyan
David Berke
Zachary Brill
Stephen Chan
Megan Fauci
Alexander Frouman
Mario Gabriele
Matt Getz
Amin Ghadimi
Alexa Goldson
Jonathan Huggins
Kazunari Inoki
Joon Ho Kang 
Ashley Kummerlowe
Sheldon Kwok
Zachary Levine
Elizabeth Munroe
Erik Nook
Tara Pesce
Anthony Testa
Anoushka Vaswani
Qiurui Wang  

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