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Twenty-four Seniors Elected to Phi Beta Kappa Archives


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 25, 2012, the day before Commencement.



Laura Hilliard Armstrong
Annabel Clair Boeke
Christine Constance Buckland
Samantha Ark Chin
Calli Ann Coffee
Justin Coker Hannay Cree
Chantal Elisabeth Croteau
Erin Nicole D’Agostino
Daven Karp
Allison Leah Kuriloff
Michelle Miriam Lawson
Zoe Lescaze
Gina Lynn Lonati
Scott Alden Longwell
Sean Patrick McElroy
Octavian Mihai Neamtu
Sarah Elizabeth Nott
Alexander Nolan Porter
Mary Elizabeth Ridley
Lily Nelson Rudd
Jonathan Michael Ryss
Lawton Phillips Salley
Anne Irene Sneed
Jennifer Lynn Wenz

These students join the following members of the class of 2012 who were nominated for membership in Phi Beta Kappa earlier in the 2011-2012 academic year:

John McBride Bunke
Elizabeth Kay Christiansen
Hannah Lee Cyrus
Tarara Faith Deane-Krantz
Hannah Butler DeBlois
Samuel Ehlers Frizell
Amanda Dorea Gartside
Malachi McLaughlin Graham
Lindsey Marie Horowitz
Benjamin Kevin Johnson
Pornchai Kaewsapsak
Heather Margaret Kinnear
Alexander Zachery Lucyk
Mikel John McCavana
Richard D. C. Nerland
Molly Rebecca Pallman
Arseniy Sheydvasser
Anirudh Sreekrishnan
Brittany Renee Strohm
Caroline Rogers Tory
K. Skyler Walley
Alexander Henry Williams

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 Kathryn Skyler Walley “˜12 at the 2011 Sarah and James Bowdoin Day ceremony, held October 28, 2011.

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).