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Professor Jane Chaplin presents a Phi Beta Kappa certificate to Hyeon-Seok Yu ’16.

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Middlebury Inducts Newest Members to Phi Beta Kappa

October 8, 2015


The Middlebury College Phi Beta Kappa chapter inducted 10 students as new members at a ceremony at Kirk Alumni Center on Saturday, Oct. 3. The ceremony and reception took place over the College’s Fall Family Weekend.

The students, all seniors, include: Katherine Elizabeth Baughman ’16, Elise Katherine Cabral ’16, Benjamin Marshall Clark ’16, Aneleisa Ying lai Gladding-Hinton ’16, Katherine Ramsey Hamilton ’15.5, Benjamin Dunning Harris ’16, Andrew Michael Kreuzman ’16, John Gregory Loebs ’16, Brian Andrew Rowett ’16, Hyeon-Seok Yu ’16.

They have qualified to be Phi Beta Kappa members based on their academic records for the past three years.

At the ceremony, each of the students wears an historic Phi Beta Kappa key from alumni, the oldest of which is the Jeremiah Atwater key dating back to 1793.

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Historic Middlebury Phi Beta Kappa keys were on display as part of the induction ceremony.

Additional members of the senior class may be elected to Phi Beta Kappa in May, on the basis of their academic work during the last four years.

The members of the Middlebury chapter are those members of the Middlebury faculty who were themselves elected to Phi Beta Kappa by their undergraduate institutions.

Phi Beta Kappa, founded in 1776, is the nation's oldest academic honor society. The Middlebury College chapter, the Beta chapter of Vermont, was established in 1868 and is the 13th oldest Phi Beta Kappa chapter in existence.

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From left: Ben Harris, Elise Cabral, Ben Clark, Aneleisa Gladding-Hinton, Brian Rowett, Katherine Baughman, John Loebs, Kate Hamilton, Hyeon-Seok (Tom) Yu. Not pictured: Drew Kreuzman