News Archive 2009-2018

Eleven Students Nominated to Phi Beta Kappa Archives

The members of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Maine, have nominated eleven 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:


Caroline E. Blake
Monica A. Bouyea
Hallie A. Carol
Haley H. Gewandter
Jordan R. Goldberg
Lonnie M. Hackett
Kiersten A. King
Edith D. Leghorn
Sunjay A. Priyadarshan
Mark J. Richter
Georgia C. Whitaker

These students join the following eleven members of the class of 2014 who were nominated for membership in Phi Beta Kappa in October 2013 on the basis of their academic records through their junior years:

Graham Harper Edwards
Mollie Sarah Henni Friedlander
Diana Fung Shing Lee
Xiang Li
Megan Gina Massa
Caroline Peabody Moore
Ellis Marshal Ratner
Madelena Sophia Rizzo
Alisha Jannel Turak
Lucy E. L. Walker
Michelle Ivy Wiener

These students will be officially elected and initiated into Phi Beta Kappa at a ceremony to be held Friday, May 23, 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).