Fifty-six students from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and the SI Newhouse School of Public Communications were inducted into the Syracuse University section of Phi Beta Kappa on May 20.
Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest honorary society of liberal arts students, founded in 1776, and one of the most prestigious undergraduate honorary societies in the United States. To be eligible for integration, students must have a major at the College of Arts and Sciences or Maxwell School and meet several criteria including a minimum GPA, proficiency in a foreign language, basic skills in math and good character.
“It is always a privilege to introduce outstanding students to Phi Beta Kappa, which is universally recognized as America’s premier academic honor society,” Chancellor Kent Syverud said. “Membership puts them in the company of our country’s most notable leaders, academics, artists, scientists, journalists and officials, past and present. I urge our new inductees to embrace the meaning of the Greek letters, which means “The love of learning is the guide of life”.
Chris Johnson, Associate Provost, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and President of the Syracuse University Section of Phi Beta Kappa, said: “It is a privilege to celebrate the outstanding academic achievements of liberal arts students and students in science. Membership in Phi Beta Kappa opens doors inside and outside academia and is widely recognized by employers as a degree that indicates a deep and broad understanding of the liberal arts and the ability to communicate effectively.
The students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa were:
Katelyn Bajorek, Jamie Bowler, Dyland Bryant, Aren Burnside, Sophia Carbone, Celina Carranti, Lia Chabot, Gretchen Coleman, Alexa Deyo, Laura Dickinson, Julia Cleo Fisher, Maiya Focht, Bronwyn Galloway, Leon Gambitta, Ethan Garcia, Noah Goldmann, Anna Gugerty, Sixuan Guo, Anna Henderson, Harrison Higgins, Ariel Hylton, Ronni Isenberg, Jacob Kahane, Kaylie Klotz, Madison Kovach, Elizabeth Kunnel, Kaizhao Zero Lin, Lexin Lu, Sierra Lyles, Parizeh Malik, Katharine Merhandken, Simran Mircani, Justin Mitchell , Sarly Molina, Lila Nazarian, Miranda Nemeth, Nicholas Otero, Summer Psaila, Kyla Reitzel, Brianna Rheume, Brandon Ross, Cecilia Rullo, Thomas Russo, Katherine Ryan, Jamie Sabin, Emily Schladt, Iris Schwartz, Joseph Spoelstra, Peiyuan Tang, Haley Vaughan, Kailee Vick, Katherine Villarin, Karley Warden, Emerson Womble, Ashlyn Wong and Alisamarie Yiatras.