Rhodes′ Phi Beta Kappa Chapter To Induct New Members

The Rhodes College Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (Gamma of Tennessee) is pleased to announce that the following students from the class of 2013 have been invited to join the Society as Members-in-Course:

Robin “Rin” Elizabeth Abernathy (English) 
Janelle L. Adams (Religious Studies) 
Sarah Holland Bacot (History; Gender & Sexuality Studies) 
Carolyn Howell Baker (Music) 
Maha Bano (Chemistry) 
Annie Olivia Bares (English) 
Dorothy Megan Barzizza (Art) 
Calvin James Boesch (English) 
Julie Marie Borden (English) 
Robert F. Cook (International Studies; Urban Studies) 
Sarah Cummings Delph (Political Economy) 
Wenbin Du (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Business) 
Anne Downing Farrar (Anthropology & Sociology) 
Molly Glaser (English) 
Patrick Robert Harris (International Studies; History) 
Johanna Lee Hendley (History) 
Jennifer Bailey Hutchinson (English) 
Sarah A. Joyner (Psychology) 
Jeremey Brendon Key (Computer Science) 
Katherine S. Klein (International Studies) 
Jiawen Li (Psychology) 
Amaryllis Ann Lyle (English) 
Christopher Samuel Meixell (Economics and Mathematics) 
Colleen Anne Parrish (Spanish) 
Jordan David Perchik (Biology) 
Maria Raffanti (Political Science; Spanish) 
Nancy Claire Riley (English) 
Daniel P. Scharmer (Business) 
Madeline R. Scott (Neuroscience) 
Kevin W. Starnes (Economics and Mathematics) 
Dorothy Taylor Svgdik (History) 
Camilla Noel Taufic (International Studies) 
Annika Wuerfel (Psychology) 
Kaleb Richmond Yaniger (Religious Studies) 
Ye “Eve” Zheng (Computer Science) 

The following members of the Class of 2013 accepted membership during their junior year: 

Nicholas Jensen (Chemistry; Greek & Roman Studies) 
Rui Li (Physics) 
Alex McGriff (Political Science) 
Sarah Pate (Art) 
Xiao Wang (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) 

Junior inductees from the Class of 2014 were announced at the Awards Convocation on Friday, April 26: 

Elizabeth K. Bigus (Neuroscience) 
Joshua R. Cape (Economics and Mathematics) 
Mary E. Dubose (Anthropology & Sociology; Environmental Studies & Sciences) 
Rachel R. Elledge (Computer Science) 
Benjamin Evans (History) 
L. Jake Magness (Physics; Environmental Studies & Sciences) 
Margaret McGowan (English)

All new members of Phi Beta Kappa will be inducted in a ceremony that will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 10 (the day of the Baccalaureate service), in Hardie Auditorium of Palmer Hall. A musical contribution by Professor Novikoff and Dean Drompp is planned for the ceremony. 

The annual luncheon will follow the induction ceremony at approximately 12:30 p.m. in the Refectory. J. S. “Chris” Christie, Rhodes College Phi Beta Kappa Class of 1981 and the second recipient of the Peyton Nalle Rhodes Prize, is the speaker.

Members of the Rhodes College community are invited to attend both of these events. The induction is free and open to the public; the luncheon costs $17 per person, and reservations are required. For reservations, please contact Dr. Scott Newstok (newstoks@rhodes.edu, Department of English). 

Phi Beta Kappa is America’s oldest collegiate honor society. Founded in 1776, its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding liberal arts students at America’s leading colleges and universities. Fewer than one percent of U.S. college graduates are eligible. Membership is one of the highest academic honors a student can attain, and it stands as a life-long mark of excellence in the study of the liberal arts. The Society champions the liberal arts — the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences — in higher education and in society at large. 

The Gamma of Tennessee Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was established at Rhodes College on December 5, 1949. The chapter was the 143rd in the nation to be chartered and the third in the state of Tennessee; there are currently 286 chapters in the United States. In addition to recognizing outstanding students and awarding the college’s highest academic honor (the Peyton Nalle Rhodes Prize), the chapter sponsors lectures by distinguished visiting scholars.