Academic honor society recognizes Hobart and William Smith Colleges students
(April 13, 2004) GENEVA, N.Y.—The Zeta of New York Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society at Hobart and William Smith Colleges has elected new members for 2004. HWS seniors and juniors were given the honor.
Students are elected by the current membership, made up of faculty and staff who were elected during their undergraduate careers. Selection is based on college standing, academic breadth, intellectual curiosity and personal character.
Chosen from Hobart College are seniors Oscar Barney (Coos Bay, Ore.), Alexander Bogin (Geneva, N.Y.), David Costello (Gasport, N.Y.), Evan Hourigan (Attleboro, Mass.), Zachary Schneider (Gambrills, Md.) and Evan Wendel (Springwater, N.Y.). William Smith College seniors named are Jolene Beck (Elbridge, N.Y.) , Meredith Berman (Syracuse, N.Y.), Sarah Calabrese (Trumansburg, N.Y.), Stacey Clark (Bel Air, Md.), Diana Cowen (Waterville, N.Y.), Allison Fries (Madison, Ct.), Kathryn Hall (Pownal, Me.), Heather Harris (Morgantown, W.V.), Emily Rozak (Abington, Pa.), Michelle Savoca (Mamaroneck, N.Y.), Rebecca Splain (Middlebury, Vt.), Jessica Werder (Springwater, N.Y.), Joanne Wert (Attica, N.Y.) and Sabra Williams (Bouckville, N.Y.).
Election as a junior is the highest honor the chapter can bestow on a student. This year, HWS juniors elected are Barbara Beckingham (Holley, N.Y.), Katherine Delp (Kinderhook, N.Y.), Linda Hafner (Rochester, N.Y.) and Gregory Sand (Tonawanda, N.Y.).
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.
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