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Seniors to be initiated into Phi Beta Kappa

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Columbia College has announced the names of 94 seniors who will be initiated into Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society, on Tuesday, May 19. 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 2015 Phi Beta Kappa members are:

Adam Stansell
Alexandra DeCandia
Alexandra Eynon
Allison Scott
Alyssa Cannizzaro
Ana Helena De Oliveira Lobo
Anika Havaldar
Annie Shi
Ari Schuman
Armando Lozano
Aryeh Goldstein
Avantika Kumar
Benjamin Gittelson
Benjamin Joffe
Benjamin Rashkovich
Brian Dawes
Caroline Bowman
Christina Cary
Christine Wang
Christopher Meyer
CJ Zijian Wang
David Brann
David Gabriel
Davis Goodnight
Dawn Queen
Deanna Nardy
Diana Flanagan
Djordje Vuckovic
Dowon Lim
Elizabeth Strassner
Emma Merkling
Emma Stodder
Erica Getto
Ethan Plaue
Farah Tamizuddin
Farees Saqlain
Francis Gosper
Gloria Hong
Grant Yuan
Hannah Skolnik
Harrison Wheeler
Hyungki Shim
Ian Armony
Isabel Genecin
Isabel Penaranda
Jackson Tse
Jacob Hamburger
James Horner
Janet Kwan
Jared Odessky
Jiawen Tang
John Tuddenham
Joshua Fattal
Julian Noisecat
Kathy Yuh
Ke Li
Kelsey Roberts
Kunal Mehta
Long Tran
Luke Foster
Margaret Mattes
Maya Becker
Maya Rosmarin
Michael Menna
Mihir Bhaskar
Miriam Rosen
Noah Robbins
Patrick Woods
Paul Chouchana
Pauline Levy
Percy Stubbs
Peter Deblasi
Rajan Gupta
Regie-Jesus Mauricio
Ricardo Rodriguez
Robert Lou
Roger Li
Rosa Smith
Sahng-Ah Yoo
Samara Pollock
Sonia Trehan
Theodore Marin
Tommaso Verderame
Torsten Odland
Tracey Wang
Ved Tanavde
Verity Walsh
Victoria Cui
Wen Wei Ang
William Noah
Xia Qiu
Xinyu Guan
Zachary Avigan
Zhaoqi Li

 

The Class of 2015 Junior Phi Beta Kappa members, who were initiated in January, are:

Daniel Listwa
Devin Choudhury
Ellen Vitercik
Elliot Kwon
Eric Wohlstadter
Giovanni Scuri
Grant King
Hayley Hranicky-Galitzer
Jack Klempay
Jessica Grischkan
Kun Leng
Leila Musavi
Maxwell Nelson
Nathaniel Posey
Nayan Lamba
Preeti Varathan
Rebecca Friedman
Rishab Guha
Robert Lin
Stephen Carr
Stephanie Gergoudis
Tanvi Bikhchandani
Tatianna Kufferath
Yifei Zhao

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