Nearly two dozen juniors and seniors at Hobart and William Smith Colleges were recently elected to membership in the Phi Beta Kappa Society.
Election reflects high academic achievement combined with a true love of learning, as expressed in intellectual integrity, tolerance for other views, and the willingness to explore a broad range of fields of study.
The new members are listed by college and graduating class: Jared Desrochers, Stephen Hill, Thomas Judd, James Mulligan and Matthew Silver, Hobart '07; and Keith Datz, Hobart '08;
Yim Ling Cheng, Rashna Clubwala, Michelle Dodge, Susan Hendrickson, Margaret Lally, Sylvie Lubow, Sarah Nargiso, Linh Nguyen, Gina Raymond, Alison Singer, Jennifer Singer, Maggi Sliwinski, Elizabeth Stricker and Karen Thorp, William Smith '07; and Christie Police and Ashley Snyder, William Smith '08.
Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest honorary society in the United States, founded in 1776 and widely recognized as the society honoring the very best undergraduate students. Each year only about one percent of students graduating from colleges and universities in the country are invited to join. The Hobart and William Smith Chapter, Zeta of New York, was established in 1871, making it older than 90 percent of all chapters in the nation.