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Ninety-one Seniors to be Initiated into Phi Beta Kappa

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Columbia College has announced the names of 91 seniors who will be initiated into Phi Beta Kappa. 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 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.

The Class of 2021’s newest Phi Beta Kappa members are:

Daniel Aiken

Noah Avigan

Sophie Bair

Selenge Bat-Erdene

Maya Bickel

John Bickle

Emily Biggs

Casey Boynton

Alexander Brett

Madalyn Brummel

Paloma Castillo de Molina

Anna Chavez

Anna Christou

Jessica Cohen

Jordan Cohen

Matthew Cohen

Anthony Cosentino

Jacob Dahan

Cayla Davis

Bassel El-Rewini

Bryn Evans

Alexander Feinstein

Tasman Fell

Isabella Fowler

Eli Goldin

Ava Goldwyn

Jake Gray

Eric Heiser

Alexander Hempel

Justin Henry

Isabel Herburger

Kyoko Hirose

Tanvi Hisaria

Sarah Ho

Hiba Ismail

Enoch Jiang

Emily Jordan

Yi Cheng Kang

Arina Karkhanis

Nicholas Kathios

Zachary Kimmel

Noah Kulick

Jerome Larracuente

Soo Rim Lee

Leon Leeds

Debbie Leung

Jessica Lin

Nicholas Loud

Tiancheng Lyu

Caroline Magalhaes de Toledo

Sonia Mahajan

Sixiao Mao

Gabriel Matos

Eoin Matthews

Payton McCarty-Simas

Martin Meyer

Isobel Miles

Christopher Mingo

Rachael Mow

Kendra Neumann

Lauren Ogden

Cheryl Pan

Ari Papahronis

Julia Parsley

Julian Pecht

Alexander Peile

Matthew Pitcock

Klara Pokrzywa

Aidan Reddy

Herbert Rimerman

Helena Rios

Skylar Rosen

Kejia Ruan

Nicholas Rubertone

Isaac Schott-Rosenfield

Isabel Sepulveda

Christian Serio

Samantha Slusher

Jean Song

Hanna Sweeney

Nikol Tang

Masih Tazhibi

Kyle Tower

Maria Trifas

Julia Udell

Timothy Vallancourt

Malcolm Volk

Isabel Wong

Emily Wooder

Kah Sin Desmond Yeoh

Jiawen Zhang

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