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Twenty-four Seniors Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

Story posted June 01, 2010

The members of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Maine, have elected 24 students into its membership. Election is based primarily on scholarly achievement, and consideration is given to the student's entire college record.

These students were officially elected and initiated into Phi Beta Kappa at a ceremony held Friday, May 28, 2010, the day before Commencement:


Caitlin Meehye Beach
Matthew Thomas Carpenter
Shelby Hannah Davies
Jaclyn Irene Davis
Michael James Eldridge
William Raleigh Jacob
Mary Hope Kelly
Elliot Kilham
Sarah Lord
Benjamin Robert Moore Lovell
Arun Makhija
Molly Anne Masterton
Colin Lloyd Sliker Matthews
James Robert Nadeau
James Scott Neely
Ta-Hsuan Ong
Brian Ward Powers
Carina Maria Sandoval
Kathryn Ann Solow
Anh Hoai Viet Tran
Jules Tobias Valentino Valenti
Thomas Robert Wakefield
Alison Marshall Weisburger
Claire Rankin Williams

These students join the following members of the class of 2010 who were nominated for membership in Phi Beta Kappa earlier in the 2009-2010 academic year:

Chaiyaboot Ariyachet
Maxime Jasmine Billick
Zoe Antoinette Eddy
Tanya Farber
Raya Zahava Gabry
Allison Faye Gunther
William Wright Hameline
Sally Topping Hudson
Claire Sylvie Leblanc
Sarah Palmer Luppino
Yong Mei
Emily Louise Norton
Rachael Marie Norton
Alexandra Lane Reed
Sarah Austen Richards
Hanna Kay Scheidt
Rebecca Rose Schouvieller
Tana Mara Scott
Bryce Adam Spalding
Charles Holton Warren
Samantha Danielle Waxman

The Almon Goodwin Prize, presented to a member of Phi Beta Kappa chosen by vote of the Board of Trustees of the College, was awarded to Raya Zahava Gabry at the 2009 Sarah and James Bowdoin Day ceremony, held October 30, 2009.

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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