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Twelve students from the Class of 2018 were inducted to Phi Beta Kappa this fall after three years at Middlebury. Front row, from left: Katherine Johnson, Hannah Hudson, Eleanor Egan, Alison Kraner, Caley Henderson, Victoria Pipas. Back row: Naomi Eisenberg, Tamar Matiashvili, Bernardo Andrade, Ry Storey-Fisher, Jason Meuse, Maximillian Greenwald.

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Phi Beta Kappa Inducts New Members

October 17, 2017

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- The Middlebury College Phi Beta Kappa chapter inducted 12 students as new members at a ceremony at the College’s Kirk Center on Saturday, October 14. The ceremony and reception took place over Middlebury’s Fall Family Weekend.

The students, all members of the Class of 2018, include: Bernardo Andrade, Eleanor Egan, Naomi Eisenberg, Maximillian Greenwald, Caley Henderson, Hannah Hudson, Katherine Johnson, Alison Kraner, Tamar Matiashvili, Jason Meuse, Victoria Pipas, and Ry Storey-Fisher.

The new inductees qualified to be Phi Beta Kappa members based on their academic records for the past three years.

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

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

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.

Photo by Jon Olender