Rhodes′ Phi Beta Kappa Chapter to Induct New Members

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The Rhodes College Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (Gamma of Tennessee) is pleased to announce that the following students from the Class of 2017 have been invited to join the Society as Members-in-Course: 

Lily Kate Anthony (English)
Alexandra Danielle Baldassaro (Neuroscience
Mackenzie Lynn Cohen (Music)
Justin A. Davis (English and Greek & Roman Studies)
Amanda Lynn DellaGrotta (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
Rebecca Dill (Commerce & Business)
Carolyn Frances Dishuck (Biology)
Grant R. Ebbesmeyer (History and Urban Studies)
John Phillip Hagedorn (Chemistry)
Ryan Kenneth Hunt (Chemistry)
Eilidh Jenness (English & Urban Studies)
Samuel Jordan (Chemistry) 
Patrick Leavey III (Biology)
Ziwei Li (Economics)
Laurel Jane Martin (English)
Ritika Mazumder (Neuroscience)
Madeleine M. McGrady (History and Spanish)
Isabelle Allison Mulder (Biology)
Emily Grace Marie Neale (English)
Abigail Nicole Norris (English)
Beineón Ó Corcráin (Russian Studies)  
Rahul Peravali (Neuroscience)
Samuel Polzin (International Studies and Political Science)
Samantha Ramsey (Environmental Studies and French)
Alexus M. Rias (Biology and Anthropology/Sociology)
Lucille Right (International Studies)
Adrian Scaife (History and Greek & Roman Studies)
Henry John Schott (Greek & Roman Studies)
James Carlton Stuckey (Physics)
Emily B. Teague (Commerce & Business and Spanish)
Meaghan Kathleen Busby Waff (International Studies and Spanish)
Danielle Wilson (Biology)
Claira Elise Winget (Psychology)
Evan Wladis (Economics and Commerce & Business)
Haobo Yang (Chemistry)
Maria Yousuf (Anthropology/Sociology) 

The following members of the Class of 2017 accepted membership during their junior year: 

Erin Bailey (Commerce & Business)
Joseph Thomas Carton II (Commerce & Business and Religious Studies)
Julia Hamilton (Commerce & Business and French)
Bradford Brooks Lamb (History)
Pryce Michener (Biology and German Studies)
Clare Marie Misko (Art History)
Savannah Muir (Economics and Mathematics)
Albert Balandier Ramier Vacheron (Biology)
Kirkwood Vangeli (Political Science)

Junior inductees from the Class of 2018 will be announced at Awards Convocation on Friday, April 28.

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 12 (the day of the Baccalaureate service), in Hardie Auditorium of Palmer Hall. 

The annual luncheon will follow the induction ceremony at approximately 12:30 p.m. in the Refectory. Paula Millirons Koelle, Rhodes College Phi Beta Kappa Class of 1985 and recipient of the Peyton Nalle Rhodes Prize, will be the speaker.

Members of the Rhodes community are invited to attend both of these events. The induction is free and open to the public; the luncheon costs $20 per person, and reservations are required. For reservations, please contact Dr. Courtney Collins (collinsc@rhodes.edu, Department of Economics). 

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 Rhodes College Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa is consistently ranked among the best in the nation. The Gamma of Tennessee Chapter was established at Rhodes College on Dec. 5, 1949. It 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.

To learn more about Rhodes College Phi Beta Kappa,  visit www.rhodes.edu/content/phi-beta-kappa