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Phi Beta Kappa Elects 71 Students

May 22, 2020

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The Middlebury chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest honor society for the liberal arts, founded in 1776, has elected 71 students to its membership. Professor of Physics Susan Watson, who serves as secretary of the Middlebury chapter, said a formal induction ceremony will take place when students return at some point in the coming year for an in-person commencement.

The Phi Beta Kappa prize, given to the graduating senior(s) “whose scholarly or artistic accomplishment and breadth, and contribution to the intellectual life of the community, best exemplify the society's regard for intellectual excellence,” was awarded this year to Nicholas Mosier and Angus Warren.

Each year the Middlebury chapter elects up to 10 percent of the senior class to Phi Beta Kappa membership. Two percent of the class is elected in August, on the basis of six semesters’ work, and up to an additional 8 percent is elected in May, on the basis of work completed over eight semesters.

One of the traditional symbols most often identified with Phi Beta Kappa is the key, which the society developed in its early days. Middlebury owns one of the oldest Phi Beta Kappa keys still in existence—that of Middlebury’s first president, Jeremiah Atwater.

The newly elected 2019-2020 members include:

Christopher Louis Adamo
Celia R. Alter
Maria Lyster Andersen
Sarah Radin Asch
Lillie Frances Atkins
Claiborne C. Beary
Julia Charlotte Beck
Robert Drew Bernhardt
Laura Nicole Blum
Maria Bobbitt-Chertock
George Brencher
Anne Marie Colgan
Yanchao Dai
Caitlin S. Dicara
Ellie Margit Eberlee
Ruby J. Edlin
Jacob Gould Ellen
Zeke Grogan Emerson
Galen Lloyd Fastie
Winslow Ferris
Nicole Christine Goodman
Lucy Gibson Grinnan
Mikayla Rose Haefele
Hanna H. Hagerty
Katherine Coakley Hertan
Georgia Rybeck Houde
Mikayla Sarah Hyman
Adin James Insoft
Daniel Jacobs
Stephanie B. Jordan
Sarah Ani Kavoogian
Cora Kircher
Pranav Shakthi Kumar
Casey Nicole Lilley
Caroline Day McCammond
Casey J. McConville
Haley Caroline McCreary
Holley Martin McShan
Leah Renee Metzger
Connor H. Montgomery
Nicholas Hunter Mosier
Emma Lisa Neary
Sarah Laurynn Nelson
Katherine Anne Novey
Marianna Rose Odoy
William Roland Hanley O'Neal
Searidang Pa
Elijah Bossert Peake
Kate Elizabeth Peters
Benjamin Lee Potter
Charles Thompson Quinn
Connor Quinn
Matthew Krishan Ravichandran
Taylor Sloane Rossini
Helene Ileana Rowland
Micaela Kalani Roy
Talia Rebecca Ruxin
Aleksandr Samets
David Oliver Sanders
Tara Allison Santi
Ian James Scura
Lior Selve
Ellie L. Simon
Jordana Solomon
Gregory Eric Suczewski
Angus Cameron Bankston Warren
Brigett Fu-Yun Weinstein
Anna Elizabeth Willig
R. Teal Witter
Thomas Scott Wolpow
Ivy Yang