Parents, inductees and Duke faculty share the joys of the Phi Beta Kappa Induction ceremony in this video.
Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and largest academic honor society, was founded on December 5, 1776 by five students at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Since then, it has evolved to become the nation’s leading advocate for arts and sciences at the undergraduate level. Phi Beta Kappa elects over 15,000 new members a year from 276 prestigious chapters across the United States. The Society’s distinctive emblem, a gold key with the letters Phi Beta Kappa as the Greek initials of the motto of the society, "Love of learning is the guide of life," is widely recognized as a symbol of academic achievement. The Duke Chapter, Beta of North Carolina, was formed in 1920 at Trinity College. We are delighted to receive into membership the following:
Lauren Rose Acampora, Jessie Lee Anderson, Rachel Apostoles, Paige Krystin Arnold, Michael W. Asher, Thomas M. Atwood, Emma Ashley Babb, Katherine Marie Baker, Neha Bakhai, Kaitlin G. Barasch, William Howard Barlow II, Ryan Alexander Bartholomew, Benjamin S. Berg, Lauren Nicole Blazing, Katharine Maria Bodack, Thomas Arthur Boyle, Melissa Chloe Dillistin Bradley, Joel Bray, Christopher Roberts Broderick, Michelle Christine Burrows, Jay Alexander Canarick, Yilin Cao, Emily Chang, Li-Kuang Chen, Christine H Cheng, Hwamin Chung, Katharine Tyler Clark, Fangdi Cong, Hannah Michelle Cranston, Leah Croll, Besse Beryl Cummings, Evan Scott Darwin, Katherine Davis, Rajlakshmi De, Allison Lynne Denburg, Nikolai Bogdanov Doytchinov, Xuan Duong, Yvette Dzumaga, Michael Charles Farruggia, Anne Willie Feinberg, Kevin J. Fertig, Emily Elizabeth Foltz, Alyssa Fowers, Jordan Fraser, Jonathan Yunshan Gao, Eliza Rose Gentzler, Christopher-Marcus Gibson, Ryan Christopher Gimple, Victoria Christine Grant, Anna L. Gravier, Peter Thomas Gudaitis, Sadhna Gupta, Michael Fakhrey Habashi, Donald Louis Hall Ajeet Pal Singh Hansra, Emily Marie Harris, Kevin K. He, David Russell Hemminger, Bryn Morgan Hilton, Elizabeth Ruth Holmberg, Jennifer Huang, Lucas Alexander Hubbard, Keeley Hunter, Elizabeth M. Jazwiecki, Michael R. Kahn, Prashanth Pokaloorie Kamalakanthan, Eun Won Kang, Kirsten Elana Kaplan, Jamie Ilana Kessler, Allison Meijay Khoo, Alice S. Kim, Hyunji Angela Kim, Sanjay Tunuguntla Kishore, Rachel Lyn Koslow, Allison K. Kratka, Neil Jay Krishnan, Danielle Marie Kubicki, Rebecca A. Kuzemchak, Gregory Anthony Lahood, Rebecca Lai, Christine Elizabeth Larson, Justin Henry Leder, Natasia C. Leung, Shirley Xueli Liao, Tiffany Jia-Huey Lieu, Heehyun Lim, Xuan Hong Lim, Jordan Scott Lincenberg, Diana Wuqiong Liu, Haisi Liu, Jenae Elaine Logan, Rory Justin Lubner, Deandra Mann, Michael John Maranzano, Camille Anne Mathey-Andrews, Courtney Rose Matteson, Jackson Van Horn Matteucci, Christine Lynn McConnell, Anne Oliver McDonough, Ryan Alexander McGeehan, Madeline Dabinett McKelway, Mary Elizabeth McLaughlin, Bridget Frances Meaney, Manuela Mejia, Brandon Metra, Alexandra S. Middleton, Michael Ryan Migotsky, Haley Nicole Millner, Leah Jennifer Mische, Cynthia A. Moffitt, Deborah J. Moon, Yijia Mu, Jessica Leigh Narloch, Lauren Nathan, Omar Munier Nazzal, Subham Neupane, Adrienne Niederriter, Hilary Anne Novatt, Taylor Shea Novice, Gena Michele Olan, Lauren Jane Ord, Lindsey Taylor Osteen, Sung Bae Park, Maxwell William Parlin, Mollie Pathman, Kathryn Reeves Pearson, Camille Elise Peeples, Daniel Lee Pelzman, Zornitsa Petkova, Jackson Ray Pfeiffer, Rebecca Thanh-Lan Thi Pham, Lorelei Renee Phillip, Aliya R. Pilchen, Anne Katherine Piotrowski, Mrinalini Revathi Prasanna, Nicholas William Prey, Matthew Julian Pun, Eugene Simon Rabinovich, Lydia R. Rappoport-Hankins, Ruby Elizabeth Reed, Mason English Reynolds, Rebecca Anne Richards, Naomi Alma Riemer, Annmarie Katherine Rodriguez, Ashley L. Ruba, Meghan Nicole Scanlon, Brett Thomas Schnobrich, Matthew Lloyd Schorr, Ryan Thomas Seneff, Anosh Phiroze Sethna, Akash Atul Shah, Michael Paul Shaughnessy, Jiarou Shen, Tess Adina Shiras, Yekaterina Sergeevna Shpanskaya, Shweta Shukla, Justine Sinnaeve, Allison Michelle Smalley, Sarah Soltis, Claire Allegra Sorrenson, Julia Irene Spinnenweber, Lillian Stiff, Daniel Frederick Strunk, James Rongkang Sun, Divya Taneja, Yunqian Tang, Grace Marie Tewkesbury, Tara Moran Trahey, Samantha Truong, Sarah Laine Tufano, Robert Howard Unger, Tamara E. Van De Star, Stephanie Lauren Vara, Rebecca Lee Vernon, Amit Raunak Vora, Ha Ngan Vu, Katharine Elizabeth Waldman, Alissa Lillian Wall, Alexis Mayumi Wallace, David Xudong Wang, Jessica Sui Wang, Ran Wang, Joshua Mitchell Weiss, Kimberly C. Welch, Alexander Joseph Wertheim, Chelsea Lynn Wezensky, Kathryn Wheelock, Krista Lynn White, Amy E. Wigger, Eli P. Wilber, Elizabeth Ann Wiley, Hope Rebecca Winfield, Alyssa Danielle Wong, Mengya Wu, Likun Xi, Leah D. Yaffe, Germaine Jia Min Yong, Sunhay You and Mo Zhou
It's a small group, populated by a few U.S. Presidents, Nobel laureates and other notables. By invitation only. An elite number of Duke students will receive their invitations to join Phi Beta Kappa. Dean of Undergraduate Education Steve Nowicki explains why Phi Beta Kappa remains the nation's most highly regarded academic honor society.