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Ninety-four students to be initiated into Phi Beta Kappa

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Columbia College has announced the names of 94 seniors who will be initiated into Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society, on Tuesday, May 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 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 2016 Phi Beta Kappa members are:

Eli Aleinikoff
Mesfin Araya
Kirsten Arnell
Maya Barad
Jonah Belser
Elijahu Ben-Michael
David Blackman
Jacob Boeri
Nicole Borchard
Christopher Browner
Matthew Bruck
Shuting Cai
Bianca Capone
Jacob Chapman
Ella Coon
Sara Corcoran
Eliza Cricco-Lizza
Parsa Erfani
Ella Every-Wortman
Jacob Gagne
Julia Ghahramani
Rebecca Glanzer
Eleanor Goerss
Hannah Gorman
Sarah Green
Robert Gross
Adil Habib
Omar Halawa
Yi He
Cole Hickman
Erika Holmberg
Isabelle Howell
Noah Jackson
Grace Jamieson
Karina Jougla
Nicole Kaack
Lara Karaaslan
Claudia Khoury
Gayoung Kim
Suzie Kim
Danielle Kovarsky
Erin Larson
Anna Lawson
Max Lawton
Joanna Lee
Sangmin Lee
Chengxi Li
Andrew Lifland
Andrew Liu
Jeffrey Liu
Anna Lopresti
Gabrielle Lovett
Cameron MacCabe
Samuel Magaziner
Dean Marshall
Daniel Morgan
Katherine Nelson
Anjelica Neslin
Eitan Neugut
Elena Nicolaou
Seth Olsen
Ji Woon Park
Kady Pu
Shen Qiu
Jonathan Reamer
Colin Ross
Hyeon Ji Ryu
Jeremy Sacks
Maxwell Schwartz
Melissa Seto
Danielle Smith
Megan Stater
Vivian Tanga
Sarah Thompson
Tessa Thwaites
Brian Trippe
Rebekka Troychanskiy
Fabiola Urdaneta
Ramis Wadood
Kristina Wald
Angel Wang
Linda Wang
Yichen Wang
Chen Wei
Christian Wesselhoeft
Sarah Whittenburg
Jong In Yoon
Marissa Young
Ruoning Zhai
Andy Zhang
Ming Zhao
Nathan Zhao
Michelle Zheng
Lingzi Zhuang

The Class of 2016 Junior Phi Beta Kappa members, who were initiated in January, are:

Karen Bao
Katherine Christianson
Emily Corning
Bernhard Fasenfest
Adriano Fernandes
Vahe Galstyan
Elena Goldstein
Ethan Herenstein
Maris Hubbard
Shea Jendrusina
Lena Ji
Felix Jin
Chate Khemakongkanonth
Junghoon Kim
Omeed Maghzian
Daniel Miron
Katherine Nevitt
Zoey Poll
Alexander Remec
Benjamin Rosenblum
Jacoby Shelton
Eric Wei
Lu Zhou

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