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18 inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

May 1, 2012

Eighteen Cornell students were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society, on April 21.

The students inducted were: Molly Rose Abbattista, Jeffrey Gregory Butke, Erin Elizabeth Daly, Nga Dinh, Matthew William Ewer, Kirtley G. Hitt, Laura Elizabeth Lindsay, Lauren Marie Morris, Christine T. Nguyen, Tara Kristen Ohrt, Thu Ra, Namita M. Shah, Megan Lorene Sloter, Leslie Gurina Smebak, Molly Ann Sowers, Kathrine Christine Stainbrook, Benjamin Lewis Thompson and Suzannah Rebecca Wood.

Cornell College's 2012 Phi Beta Kappa inductees.

These students will have their names added to the permanent plaque in Cole Library listing all members elected to Cornell’s chapter.

Election is based upon good character and a distinguished record of performance in courses that demonstrate a broad exposure to the liberal arts, i.e., the fine arts, humanities, languages, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences, as well as substantive work in areas outside the major. Phi Beta Kappa considers members of the top 15 percent of the senior class and the top five percent of the junior class. You can learn more about Cornell’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter here.

For more information, please contact Cornell's Director of Media Relations

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