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Eleven Seniors Nominated to Phi Beta Kappa

Story posted March 08, 2012

The members of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Maine, have nominated 11 seniors for membership in PBK.

The 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:

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Elizabeth Kay Christiansen
Hannah Lee Cyrus
Samuel Ehlers Frizell
Lindsey Marie Horowitz
Benjamin Kevin Johnson
Pornchai Kaewsapsak
Heather Margaret Kinnear
Alexander Zachery Lucyk
Richard D. C. Nerland
Molly Rebecca Pallman
Arseniy Sheydvasser

These students join the following 11 members of the class of 2012 who were nominated for membership in Phi Beta Kappa in October 2011 on the basis of their academic records through their junior years:

John McBride Bunke
Tarara Faith Deane-Krantz
Hannah Butler DeBlois
Amanda Dorea Gartside
Malachi McLaughlin Graham
Mikel John McCavana
Anirudh Sreekrishnan
Brittany Renee Strohm
Caroline Rogers Tory
K. Skyler Walley
Alexander Henry Williams

These students will be officially elected and initiated into Phi Beta Kappa at a ceremony to be held Friday, May 25, the day before Commencement.

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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