The Colleges’ chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Zeta of New York, recently elected new undergraduate members. Founded in 1871, the Colleges’ chapter meets each year to elect juniors and seniors who have distinguished themselves through academic excellence, scholarly breadth, intellectual curiosity and personal integrity.
This year’s new members will be inducted on Tuesday, May 5.
From the Hobart Class of 2009: Alex Bryce, Ross Green, David Haughey, Austin Kana, Oliver Meeker, Christian Moore, Chi K. Poon and Keegan Prue.
From the William Smith Class of 2009: Alison Art, Michelle Badagnani, Jessica Droz,
Julia Gibson, Karen Mattes, Bailey Meeker, Amy Nadel, Lauren Samuelson, Jennie Seidewand, Elizabeth Sessions, Emily Sheehan, Kathleen Taylor, Sarah Yoon-Miller and Hannah Zale.
From the William Smith Class of 2010: Desislava Byanova and Emma Daley.
The Colleges’ Phi Beta Kappa chapter also awards HWS sophomores (one from Hobart, one from William Smith) who, during their first-year, earned the highest GPA in their respective classes. Michael L. Barlow Jr. ’11 and Deirdre M. Wholly ’11 are this year’s recipients.
Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest academic honor society in the United States.