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Thirteen Members of the Class 2003 Nominated to Phi Beta Kappa

Story posted March 06, 2003

The members of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Maine, have nominated thirteen members of the Bowdoin College Class of 2003 for membership in PBK.

These students join eleven other members of the Class of 2003 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 23, the day before Commencement.

These latest nominations are in recognition of the outstanding academic achievements through the first semester of the students’ senior years. The nominees are:

Dominique Chantale Alepin
Scott Anthony Barbuto
Sare Stephanie Bodnar
Amanda Leese Cowen
Hannah Wood Curtis
Aaron Lee Donohoe
Nicholas Sharpe Hiebert
Jennifer Rita Laraia
Noah Baker Long
Diana K.B. O’Donnell
Katherine Jane Roboff
Jill Meredith Shirey
Alison Dian Sylvester

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

Elizabeth Anne Barney
Erica Michelle Bellamy
Leah Dania Christensen
Angela Rose Commito
Andrew Thomas Dunn
Liesl Finn
Maggie Ann Fritz-Morkin
Abbie Ann Klein
Matthew Harry Magenheim
Travis Adam Patten
Monica Lynn Skoge

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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