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Class of '23 Junior Phi Beta Kappa Initiates Announced

Friday, December 2, 2022
Phi Beta Kappa of New York Delta

Columbia College is pleased to announce the names of 25 members of the senior class selected for Phi Beta Kappa initiation on Friday, January 20, 2023 at 3 p.m. in Low Library. These 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 with 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 — are elected in the fall, and the remaining eight percent are elected in the spring term.

Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776 for the pursuit of “friendship, morality, and literature.” It was the first student group to adopt Greek letters, standing for the Greek words philosophies bios kubernetes, or “love of wisdom, the guide of life.” Today, this honor society celebrates and promotes excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. To be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa is one of the highest academic honors for undergraduate students and recognizes their exceptional scholarship.

Junior Phi Beta Kappa Initiates

  • Yousef Abou Areda
  • Clemente Antuna
  • Sophia Basarrate
  • David Chen
  • Olivia Choi
  • Mason Coburn-Weigand
  • Rebecca Collins-Pfeiffer
  • Victoria Comunale
  • Edith Conekin-Tooze
  • Sophie Craig
  • Dominy Gallo
  • Scott Geng
  • Nina Halberstadter
  • William Hammond
  • Samuel Hyman
  • Gretta Kissell
  • Daniel Meadvin
  • Suwijak Mongkalakorn
  • Ursula Murray-Bozeman
  • Anthony Ozerov
  • Christine Piazza
  • Doran Sekaran
  • Raphael Simonson
  • Jonathan Tanaka
  • Panagiotis Tsimpos
  • Yuhang Wu