May 26, 2024

UMW’s Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Inducts 51 New Members

The University of Mary Washington chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa of Virginia, recently inducted 51 students into the chapter.  Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest academic honor society.

Phi Beta Kappa was founded at the College of William and Mary in 1776 and has since upheld the principles of freedom of inquiry and liberty of thought and expression, sponsoring activities to advance the study of the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences. The society invites the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America’s leading colleges and universities for membership.

The UMW chapter, Kappa of Virginia, selects its members based on rigorous scrutiny of students’ academic achievements as demonstrated through grade point averages.

New members of Kappa of Virginia include:

Brent Arehart

Sarah Bergstresser

Elizaveta Blasser

Erin Boggs

Taylor Bono

Ethan Bottone

Kelly Brown

Morgan Brown

Brittany Byrd

Kevin Cherniawski

Gemma Cohen

Jennifer Crystle

Rita Daniel

Sarah Decker

Mariela DeMaio

Katherine Diemer

Emma Eggers

Rachel Eiker

Natalie Fraize

Abigail Gellene

Amy Gerrard

Melissa Getz

Emily Gibbs

Ryan Green

Emily Hodder

Lauren Holt

Casey Howren

Eric Knapp

Devin LaMoy

Dane Lawhorne

Cooper Lawton

Courtney Lynn

Colin McElhinny

Sarah Mendelsohn

Kathleen Nelson

Julia Pannewitz

Amanda Parker

Alexis Pennings

Hannah Ridenour

Charlotte Rodina

Candice Roland

Bryanne Salazar

Kandra Selby

Elizabeth Storey

Leah Tams

Erin Taylor

Chiara Tornabene

Derek Whitaker

Alexandra Wolfson

Susi Woofter

Rebecca Wright

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.


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