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Phi Beta Kappa Inducts New Members

Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Zeta of New York Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society has elected its newest members for 2016. Thirty-one seniors and juniors were given the prestigious honor this spring, joining three current seniors who had previously been elected.

Students are elected by the current membership, comprised of faculty and staff who were elected during their undergraduate careers. Selection is based on college standing, academic breadth, intellectual curiosity and personal character.

Phi Beta Kappa seniors include Emma Anderson ’16, Meg Anderson ’16, Mary Kathleen Burke ’16 (elected as a junior), Eric Bushnell ’16, Geneva Calder ’16, Kelly Craig ’16, Charles DeBenedetto ’16, Ingrid Dehler-Seter ’16, Courtney Franceschi ’16, Joy Gitter ’16 (elected as a junior), Macy Howarth ’16, Quincey Johnson ’16, Schuyler Lockwood ’16, Matthew McPartlon ’17 (elected as a junior), Colleen Moore ’16, Natalie Munderville ’16, Justin Partyka ’16, Max Piersol ’16, James Puleo ’16, Conor Quinlan ’16, John Remmert ’16, Jeffrey Rizza ’16, Carolyn Schultz ’16, Elizabeth Strano ’16, Alison Ware ’16, Christopher Wilson ’16 and Olivia Woodruff ’16.

Election as a junior is the highest honor the chapter can bestow on a student. This year, junior inductees are Sean Bright ’17, Margaret Cameron ’17, Christopher Demas ’17, Zachary Grattan ’17, Corinne Kenny ’17, Duncan Lilley ’17 and Namita Neerukonda ’17.

Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious honor society in the nation. The organization recognizes academic excellence, intellectual engagement and liberal learning. Approximately 250 colleges and universities across the nation have been granted chapters.