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Ten Members of Class 2004 Nominated to Phi Beta Kappa

Story posted March 04, 2004

The members of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Maine, have nominated ten members of the Bowdoin College Class of 2004 for membership in PBK.

These students join nine other members of the Class of 2004 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 28, 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:

Gregory Stephen Bangser
Alissa Annie Cordner
Elizabeth Lisa Denby
Todd A. H. Greenwood
Robin Louise Jensen
Ole Frieder Kersten
Elisabeth Heald McCaffrey
Kate Woodward McCalmont
Norman Joel Moser
Emily Lauder Wilson

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

Jed William Atkins
Leah Jo Bressack
Eric Nicholas Chambers
Ana Katherine B.F.D. Conboy
Elspeth Lynnelle Faiman
William Lathrop Klemm
Yelena Lukatsky
Jessie Tova Solomon-Greenbaum
David John Yankura

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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