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Seniors to be initiated into Phi Beta Kappa

Friday, May 2, 2014

Columbia College has announced the names of 93 seniors who will be initiated into Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society, on May 20. 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 is elected in the fall and the remaining eight percent is elected in the spring. 

Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1777 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.

The Class of 2014 Phi Beta Kappa members are:

Ana Luiza Altaffer
Lara Andersson
Isaac Assor
Anabel Bacon
Supraja Balasubramanian
Rohitvarma Basavaraju
Esfandyar Batmanghelidj
Dana Benami
Natasha Bhatia
Marcus Bonvillian
Julia Chen
Daphne Chen
Zohaib Chida
Matthew Chou
Jeong Yun Chun
Alison Cooper
Danielle Cosentino
Abbee Cox
Benjamin de la Piedra
Jennet Dickinson
Joseph Eddy
Hannah Ellison
Feride Eralp
Minyue Feng
Abigail Fisch
Isabelle Fisher
Dylan Glendinning
Abigail Golden
Hana Goldstone
Juan Grana
Matthew Griechen
Lauren Hirsch
Solomon Hoffman
Chloe Howe-Haralambous
Marvellous Iheukwumere
Marita Inglehart
Eileen Jiang
Michael Kelly
Alexandra Koenig
Noah Kolatch
Gregory Koski
Sara Lavenhar
Emily Lazerwitz
Jordan Lebovic
Jieun Lim
Nai Liu
Luisa Lizoain
Caroline Lobel
Anna Louloudis
Eduardo Martinez
Lukas Matern
Colleen McGeehan
Maya Meredith
Zachary Newman
Conner Noteboom
Kyu Young Oh
Seokjoon Oh
Daniel Pahl
Joonwoo Park
Samantha Peltz
Boris Polyak
Alexander Porter
Giulia Prati
Jin Qian
Gustave Reed
Justin Ripley
Bernardo Sarmiento Hinojosa
Jennifer Schmeyer
Kai Schultz
Maxwell Segall
Jennifer Sekula
Alexa Semonche
Hope Silberstein
Michael Simpson
Jonah Smith
Misha Solomon
Emily Sorensen
Bob Sun
Kara Takashige Boehm
Angelo Tannuzzo
Kendall Tucker
Leah Wajnberg
Cynthia Wang
Victoria Wills
Henry Willson
Kevin Xu
Yuyun Yang
Siqing Yu
Samantha Zeller
Samuel Zeng
Kaicen Zhu
Emma Ziegellaub Eichler
Christin Zurbach

The Class of 2014 Junior Phi Beta Kappa members, who were initiated in January, are:

Michael Attal
Ari Berg
Corey Dansereau
Margarete Diaz Cuadros
Nicole Dussault
Alyssa Ehrlich
Evelyn Jagoda
Samuel Kazer
Megan McCreadie
Evan Munro
Andrew Pinelli
Amalia Rinehart
Victoria Robson
Roko Rumora
Amit Saha
Yuma Shinohara
Abigail Struhl
Norman Toy
Samuel Walker
Ling Feng Ye
Sicong Zhang
Lisa Zhou

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