Twelve members of the Class of 2020 have been elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa, joining nine classmates who were elected in the fall semester.
Twelve members of the Class of 2020 have been elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa, joining nine classmates who were elected in the fall semester. An initiation ceremony was held on Thursday, Feb. 20.
The initiation in the University Archives was followed by a dinner with members of the chapter and with other faculty members invited by the students. The reception and dinner were hosted by Vice-Chancellor and Bonnie McCardell at Chen Hall.
Election to Phi Beta Kappa is perhaps the most prized honor a college student can receive. Students who have demonstrated exceptional academic excellence become eligible for election after completing at least six consecutive semesters. Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary; the Sewanee Chapter, Beta of Tennessee, was established in 1926.
Congratulations to Sewanee’s newest members:
- Teressa Elizabeth Colhoun, politics major, Princeton, New Jersey
- Erin Renee Dockery, English major, Cleveland, Ohio
- Elizabeth Callan Ghareeb, politics and women’s and gender studies major, Huntersville, North Carolina
- Tanner Gil Horner, anthropology major, Spring Hill, Tennessee
- Joseph Augustine Hunt, English major, Madison, Alabama
- Lauren Kennedy Jones, environmental arts and humanities major, Franklin, Tennessee
- Livia Eva Karoui, history and politics major, Milan, Italy
- Calum Parkfield Lewis, philosophy and Russian major, Winchester, Virginia
- Anna Krenning Mann, English major, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- Donald Charles Rung, Russian and mathematics major, Sewanee, Tennessee
- Lillian Shands Walsh, politics major, Austin, Texas
- Rebecca Lang Worsham, psychology major, Dallas, Texas
Previously elected members of the Class of 2020 were: John Wesley Barganier, Brenna Cady Bierman, Margaret Ann Bowers, Taylor Lee Hall, Caroline Hermena Kerrison, Jillian Elizabeth Miller, Andrew James Minor, Hpone Myint Tu, and Carlos Francisco Zayas-Pons.
Additional students in the Class of 2020 will be elected to Phi Beta Kappa and initiated during Commencement Weekend. Each year the Sewanee chapter elects a total of approximately 10 percent of the senior class to membership in Phi Beta Kappa. Two percent of the class generally is elected at the beginning of the first semester, on the basis of six semesters' work; additional members are elected at the beginning of the second semester and during Commencement Weekend.