Phi Beta Kappa to initiate new members
Phi Beta Kappa to initiate new membersApril 28, 2009SU News ServicesSUnews@syr.edu
George M. Langford, dean of The College of Arts and Sciences, will address new members of Kappa of New York, SU’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter, during the group’s initiation ceremony May 8 at 2:30 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium.
Thirty-nine students in The College of Arts and Sciences will be inducted. The student speaker will be Theresa Walsh, dual major in policy studies and magazine journalism in The College of Arts and Sciences and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Walsh is also a student in the Renee Crown University Honors Program.
Kappa of New York officers who will conduct the initiation ceremony include chapter president Eric Holzwarth, deputy director of the Renee Crown University Honors Program; vice president Wayne Franits, chair and professor of fine arts in The College of Arts and Sciences; chapter secretary Joe Shedd, associate professor of teaching and leadership in the School of Education; and chapter treasurer Kay Fiset, University College program director.
A reception for initiates and guests will follow in the Maxwell Foyer immediately after the ceremony.
Established in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the most prestigious academic honor society in the United States. Membership is based on academic achievement, intellectual breadth and good character. The SU chapter was founded in 1896.
Initiates elected in the 2008-09 academic year include:
Alicia Leandra Bourne, Michaela Page Boykin, Sarah D. Brigham, Megan Patricia Brimmer, Chad Ivan Brooker, Jennifer A. Caldwell, Jaclyn M. Dubois, Asher L. Epstein, Katherine E. Friedman, Andrew M. Glavin, Lauren E. Godfrey, Rachel G. Greene, Lauren K. Hewitt, Natasha R. Hodgson, Kendra Allison Hughbanks, Deidre Ellen Kalenderian, Jenna Rose Karavan, Gabriela Diana Krawiec and Mathew R. Lazare.
Also: Aimee E. Magnarelli, Bryan J. Marascalchi, Shannon Marie McCool, Stephanie L. Nolan, Rita M. Pattarini, Noel T. Pauli, Annabelle E. Pellerin, Courtney Lynn Pew, Amy E. Rabideau, Lindsay Rae Rapke, Daniel P. Rhoades, Kathryn S. Ronan, Christina Anne Simmons, Thomas A. Stewart, Jessica M. Toli, Bradley Richard Turner, Danica M. Vargo, Jeanette L. Vyhanek, Theresa E. Walsh and Kailyn Rebekah Wright.