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Nine Members of Class 2006 Nominated to Phi Beta Kappa

Story posted February 14, 2006

The members of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Maine, have nominated nine members of the Bowdoin College Class of 2006 for membership in PBK.

These students join eleven other members of the Class of 2006 who were nominated for membership last October.

The students will be officially elected and initiated into Phi Beta Kappa at a ceremony to be held Friday, May 26, the day before Commencement.

These latest nominations are in recognition of the students' outstanding academic records at Bowdoin and any other college or university where they may have studied through the first semester of their senior years. The nominees are:

Travis Robert Arnold
Jena Bresnihan Davis
Katherine Porter Loomis
Kristen Rose Maynard
Lucy Elizabeth Orloski
Courtney Elyse Reichert
Allison Michelle Ryder
Alla Lescure Smith
Lauren Stuart Withey

The following students were nominated in October 2005 on the basis of their academic records through their junior years:

Sarah Ann Clark
David Mark Diamond
Aimee Catherine Douglas
Margaret Elizabeth Fitzgerald
Laurel Pfaffinger Jones
Meaghan Ann Kennedy
Samuel Robert Kolins
Jason Jonathan Lewis
Luke Ogden Monahan
Alexander Douglas Paul
Rebecca Lee Selden

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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