Phi Beta Kappa Celebration


May 10, 2013
Duke's Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa inducted 154 new students

Durham, NC - Family members and friends gathered in Page Auditorium Thursday night as 154 Duke students joined Phi Beta Kappa. The chapter also inducted two honorary initiates: Susan Lozier, a Bass Fellow and oceanography professor in the Nicholas School of the Environment; and  keynote speaker Keith Whitfield, vice provost for academic affairs and a professor of psychology and neuroscience.

Whitfield encouraged initiates to carry the legacy of their Duke education with them. ''We hope you are going to become that person who makes a difference in your community, your city, your state, your country, and even the world,'' Whitfield said. ''Recognize your accomplishments with that Phi Beta Kappa gold key and believe that you will make a difference.''

Phi Beta Kappa elects more than 15,000 new members annually from 283 chapters across the United States. Founded in 1776, the honor society is the nation’s leading advocate for arts and sciences at the undergraduate level.

The Duke Chapter, Beta of North Carolina, was formed in 1920 at Trinity College.  Lee Baker, dean of academic affairs in Trinity College and the chapter’s vice president; and Betsy Alden, a visiting lecturer and incoming executive member-at-large, welcomed new members with the society’s secret handshake. Steve Nowicki, dean and vice provost for undergraduate education and Lisa Robinson Bailey, a specialist in the Office of Research Support, serve as president and current executive member-at-large, respectively, while Michael Gustafson, an associate professor in the Pratt School of Engineering, serves as secretary-treasurer.  

New members include:

Ashwin Agarwal
Natasha Ahn
Jawara Allen
Victoria Ashley Arendt
Chaele Arkfeld
Amanda Auerbach
Priya S Balasubramanian
David Balthazar
Anna Katherine Barker
Nitish Basandra
Alejandro Bascoy
Ian Kirk Beatty
Ben Bellis
Christopher Ryan Bradford
Emily Elizabeth Bray
Laura Ellen Brodhead
Katherine Elizabeth Brown
Laurel Elizabeth Burk
Timothy Hyunjin Chang
Hannah Marie Chartoff
Darya Cinyee Cheng
Joshua T. Chester
Yoonhyun Allison Cho
Andrew Long Chu
Xi Chu
Michelle Chua
Alexandra Beth Cohen
Mallory Contois
Tom Dadon
Steven Kurt Dallas
Christine De Vries Dalton
Radu Darie
Melissa Elaine Day
Monica DeMairo
Rebecca Ann DeNardis
Anne Leslie Dietterich
Sophia Angelina Stenstedt Dunworth
Hannah Lyn Ellison
Bradley Harris Ezratty
Katherine A. Falletta
Caitlin Brietta Finn
Kelsey Kaleen Finn
Daniel Fishman
Miriam Tien Hui Fox
Emma Elizabeth Fridel
Harrison Joseph Friedman
Benjamin Wade Frush
Amanda Catie Garfinkel
Taylor Elizabeth Gill
Drake Jackson Glesmann
Julie Gonzalez
Beth Gordon
Andrea Leigh Green
Jake Evan Greenstein
Erin Virginia Harless
Tyler Francis Hayes
Kevin P Hedrick
Taylor Marie Henley
Holly Marie Hilliard
Kenneth Hoehn
Jonnah Gabrielle Hollander
Benjamin J. Hoover
Derek Yeouhun Hsu
Eric Huang
Shane A. Hunt
Rebecca Callaway Jeffries
Ruiji Jiang
Adam Barrett Kahan
Kara Karpman
Dax Andrew Kelso
Karim Samir Khalil
Arjun Ramesh Khanna
Robert Rhyne Davis King
Nelly-Ange Tchouatang Kontchou
James William Kostelnik
Nina M. Kuo
Margaret Frances LaFalce
Daniel Li
Jing Li
Anna Marie Lipkin
Krystal Mak
Anne Moore McCarty
Michael Donald McCreary
Lauren Elizabeth McGuiggan
Marissa Weil Medine
Joseph William Metz
Andrea Daniela Mihic
Anirudh Mohan
Charmaine Priyanka Mutucumarana
Neel S. Nath
Laura Ashley Neubauer
Jena Rose Neuscheler
Emily Wai Yan Ngan
Minh Van Nguyen
Lauren Williams Niculescu
Vinayak Sham Nikam
Kelly Rachel Ostrofsky
Stephanie M Pagliuca
Eduardo Jose Pascual Van Sant
Rebekah Grace Pea
William Anthony Peek
Ann Carolyn Prybylowski
Zongjin Qian
Julia Quinn
Sonul Chetan Rao
Julia M. Rayis
Amit K. Reddy
Jennifer Gail Rothschild
John Franklin Sacha Jr.
Benjamin Daniel Schneider
Jeffrey Scholl
Nicole Marie Schollmeyer
Jack Jay Schrager
Brett Ryan Schroeder
Nicholas Urban Schwartz
Hannah Marie Scott
Cathleen Price Seaman
James Paul Senter
Michael Elias Shammas
Boying Shui
Eric Kumar Singhi
Mesha Sharnay Sloss
Abram Wilson Smith
Benjamin Daniel Soltoff
Joanne Soo
Leigh Ann Spivey
Amudan Jayram Srinivasan
Rebecca Danielle Stone
Matthew Ryan Straus
Jocelyn Lee Streid
Matthew Sumner Strumph
Ross Kenneth Taggart
Ana-Maria Kirilova Tenekedjieva
Elizabeth Hannah Thompson
Jacob Willis Tobia
William Tsai
Sarah Frazier Van Name
Marshall Callaway Vingi
Katharine Elizabeth Waldman
Cynthia Wang
Ziwei Wang
Samuel Altman Weil
Casey Williams
Kelsey Anne Woodford
Yaohua Xue
Nancy Yimei Yang
Alice HwaChuan Yen
Eunice Yim
Jacob Stewart Young
Kate Xiaoxiao Yuan
Young-In Yun
Salwa Zahalka
Grace Xinyi Zhou
Alison Rose Zinna

Honorary Initiates
M. Susan Lozier
Keith Eric Whitfield