Published May 21, 2020 by Tom Porter

Forty-Seven Students Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

Twenty-three more students have been nominated for Phi Beta Kappa membership, bringing the total number being inducted this week to forty-seven. They are honored at a virtual ceremony on Friday, May 22, 2020, in Studzinski Recital Hall. They were all nominated based on their academic records through the conclusion of their senior year.


Participating in the ceremony are President Clayton Rose, Carol O’Donnell (Phi Beta Kapa Senator from the New England district), and Phi Beta Kappa officers of the Alpha of Maine (Bowdoin) chapter. The presenters will be on stage, socially distanced. The students being inducted will join via Zoom to accept their pledge.

On May 20, 2020, the following twenty-three students were nominated for membership in Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Maine:

  • Katherine Brownell Bacall
  • Anna Patterson Barnes
  • Nathan Osiason Blum
  • Carmen E. Caterina
  • Emily Ann Cohen
  • Ida Frances Cortez
  • William Howard DeBruynkops
  • Olivia Katherine Giles
  • Stephen J. Green
  • Riena Suzanne Harker
  • Jackson Niall Harrower
  • Marina Claire Henke
  • Zachary C. LeBlanc
  • Kathleen Louise Morrison
  • Audrey Jean Muscato
  • Phoebe Reed Nichols
  • John Patrick O'Connor
  • Ellie Jyoti Sapat
  • Julie Emma Scholes
  • Caroline Clarke Shipley
  • Abigail White Silsby
  • Sarah K. Walker
  • Felicia Feixia Wang
Watch the 2020 Phi Beta Kappa induction ceremony

They join the following twelve students nominated on March 3, 2020:

  • Huma Ayaz Dadachanji
  • Caroline Louisa Daigle
  • Douglas Daniel Dubosky
  • Caroline Brown Farber
  • Jessica Elaine Friedman
  • Theodora Kristen Hurley
  • Anna Elise McDermott Martens
  • Acadia Elizabeth Mezzofanti
  • Emily Rebecca Oleisky
  • Bennett Henry Sneath
  • Ian Tidrick Ward
  • Silas Wuerth

In addition to these, the twelve students below were nominated in October 7, 2019:

  • Rebecca Leah Tobachnik Berman
  • Grace Louise Cawdrey
  • Tori Jean Clarke
  • Grace Ann Fenwick
  • Lucia Wetherbee Gagliardone
  • Charlotte Marie Hall
  • Isabelle Grace Halle
  • Samuel Auden Harder
  • Alanna Joy Haslam
  • Laura Hazel Christina Howells
  • Tessa True Peterson
  • Pauline Marie Unietis

A Word from the Chapter President

"Phi Beta Kapa does much more for Bowdoin than simply adding new members,” says Anne Collins Goodyear, president, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Maine, and codirector, Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

“The Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars Program has helped make possible, with support from Bowdoin’s Lecture and Concerts Committee, great programming over the past three academic years in a range of disciplines. It has enabled us to have lectures, class visits, and other programming," Goodyear adds. These events include visits by historian Thomas Laqueur, art historian Nicola Courtright, and geologist Richard Alley.

Aside from Goodyear, the other Phi Beta, Alpha of Maine officers at Bowdoin are: Professor of Government Janet M. Martin, who is vice president; Systems/Digital Initiatives Librarian Karl Fattig, who is secretary and treasurer; and Library Media Commons Assistant Elizabeth Davis, who is chair of the Nominations Committee.