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Ten Members of Class 2002 Recently Nominated to Phi Beta Kappa

Story posted April 16, 2002

The members of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Maine, recently nominated ten members of the Bowdoin College Class of 2002 for membership in PBK.

These students join ten other members of the Class of 2002 who were nominated for membership last September.

The students will be officially elected and initiated into Phi Beta Kappa at a ceremony to be held Friday, May 24, the day before Commencement.

The students recently nominated in recognition of the outstanding academic achievements through the first semester of their senior years:

Kristopher Regis Bosse
Sara Jung Edel
Karin Alaine France
Katherine Anne Grote
Laura Marie Hilburn
Peter Heathwood Hill
Robin Marie Kramer
Elizabeth Mary Shesko
James Webster Stull
Tara Anne Talbot

The following students were nominated in September on the basis of their academic records through their junior years:

Gregory Christopher Orlicz
Matthew Thomas Reeder
Jeffrey Scott Riese
Allison Susanne Robbins
Rebecca Ann Sears
Andrew Dana Shaw
Brandee Marie Strickland
John Karl Thorndike
Ann Emily VanVolkenburg
Ningning Yang

The Phi Beta Kappa Society, the national honorary fraternity for the recognition and promotion of scholarship, was founded at the College of William and Mary in 1776. The Bowdoin chapter (Alpha of Maine), the sixth in order of establishment, was founded in 1825.

Election is based primarily on scholarly achievement, and consideration is given to the student's entire college record. The total number of students selected each year does not normally exceed ten percent of the number graduating in May.

Students elected to Phi Beta Kappa are expected to be persons of integrity and good moral character, and must have completed at least 24 semester courses of college work (including 16 courses at Bowdoin).

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