19 students honored with election to Phi Beta Kappa

Nineteen Cornell College students have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest and most respected academic honor society. The students will be inducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in Cole Library during Commencement weekend.

Phi Beta Kappa charter
Cornell’s Phi Beta Kappa charter.

Phi Beta Kappa considers members of the top 15 percent of the senior class and the top five percent of the junior class. Elected as juniors were Samantha Nadel and Jillian Schulte. Seniors elected were Alfred Eiji Braceros, Jennifer Davis, Anthony Delgado Pimental, Hunter Dickson, Gabriella Ferro, Tristan Goodwin, Althea Greer, Nina Kahn, Elissa Karim, Mara McLaughlin, MariKate Murphy, Husani Newbold, Hannah Robertson, Libby Schnoor, Caitlin Stieber, Maureen Sullivan, and Julia Thome. Senior John Kintz was elected last year as a junior.

These students’ names will be added to the permanent plaque in Cole Library listing all members elected to Cornell’s Delta of Iowa chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, founded in 1922.

Election is based upon good character and a distinguished record of performance in courses that demonstrate a broad exposure to the liberal arts, as well as substantive work in areas outside the major.