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Eleven Members of Class 2007 Nominated to Phi Beta Kappa

Story posted February 15, 2007

The members of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Maine, have nominated eleven members of the Bowdoin College Class of 2007 for membership in PBK.

These students join ten other members of the Class of 2007 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 25, 2007, 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:

Stephen Barrett Carlson
Curtis Campbell Isacke
Michael Trejeeve Martyn
Lili Camille Mugnier
Asa Benjamin Palley
Kathryn Elizabeth Papanek
Hillary Pietricola
Suzanne Keber Plant
Ponnila Sunderi Samuel
Brett Christopher Smith
Michael Dominic Taylor

The following students were nominated in September 2006 on the basis of their academic records through their junior years:

Kristen Rose Brownell
Christopher Robert Cashman
Beth Ann Colombo
Karen Elizabeth Fossum
Caitlin Elizabeth Jeffrey
Benjamin Estes Lake
Lisa Nicole Peterson
Lauren Reedy Steffel
Ethan Buggie Van Arnam
Vanessa Disbrow Wishart

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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