Eighty-nine seniors to be initiated into Phi Beta Kappa

Columbia College has announced the names of 89 seniors who will be initiated into Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society, on Tuesday, May 16. The students were chosen by a faculty selection committee of Phi Beta Kappa members based on the breadth, depth and rigor of their academic programs, as well as recommendations from faculty members who have worked closely them.

Each year, 10 percent of the Columbia College graduating class is elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa. Two percent (Junior Phi Beta Kappa) is elected in the fall and the remaining eight percent is elected in the spring.

Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1777 for the pursuit of “friendship, morality, and literature.” It was the first student group to adopt Greek letters, standing for the Greek words philosophies bios kubernetes, or “love of wisdom, the guide of life.” Today, this honor society celebrates and promotes excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. To be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa is one of the highest academic honors for undergraduate students and recognizes their exceptional scholarship.

The Class of 2017's newest Phi Beta Kappa members are:

Sonia Aparicio
Gauri Bahuguna
Raghav Bansal
Tracy Cao
Kevin Chen
Canada Choate
Sean Choi
Jeremy Cooper
Ian Covert
David Dai
Ethan Danial
Benjamin Davidoff
Seth Davis
Youzhihang Deng
Daniel Echikson
Mira Frenkel
Anna Fu
Evan Garnick
Jason Ghaly
Peter Giraudo
Emmalina Glinskis
Lena Gloeckler
Malina Gulino
Cathy Guo
David Hamann
Ian Hewitt
Camille Houle
Wina Huang
Danielle Jacobs
Youjin Jenny Jang
Rohan Jennings
Rekha Kennedy
Michael Kenny
Katie Kester
Nadia Khayrallah
Megan Kincaid
Faizan Kothari
Emily Lang
Gabriella Levy
Miranda Li
Benjamin Libman
Hannah Liu
Tianjia Liu
Ahana Maken
Emily Man
Isabel McGrory-Klyza
Alexandra Medway
Tessa Mellin
Saradiane Mosko
Mariano Nunez
Shravani Pathak
Colin Pating
Kailee Pedersen
Catherine Pellerin
Adriana Perez Rotondo
Camille Petersen
David Peyser
Rachel Poirier
Cherry Pu
Lilian Renfro
Martin Ridge
Brooke Robbins
Hannah Rose
Margaret Self
Jeremy Sherman
Audrey Shi
Amira Singh
Madeleine Steinberg
Samuel Sugerman
Elana Sulakshana
William Tang
Rachel Taratuta-Titus
Ayluonne Tereszkiewicz
Shivaan Thakkar
Ting Ting
Jason Vaccaro
Daniel Vaccaro
Tristan Van Biema
Alexandra Villarreal
Emma Volk
Jingyao Wang
Chris Wen
Hui Yu Wong
Noelle Wyman
Yang Xiong
Hannah Zhang
Irene Zhang
Katie Zheng
Judy Zhou