Phi Beta Kappa inducts 120 at UNC

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Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society, has inducted 120 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students as new members.

The recent induction ceremony featured remarks by Edna J. Koury Professor of Philosophy Susan R. Wolf. New members received certificates and Phi Beta Kappa keys, the organization’s symbol.

Phi Beta Kappa membership is open to undergraduates in the college and professional degree programs who meet stringent eligibility requirements.

A student who has completed 75 hours of course work with a GPA of 3.85 or better (on a 4-point scale) is eligible for membership. Also eligible is any student who has completed 105 hours of course work in the liberal arts and sciences with a 3.75 GPA. Grades earned at other universities are not considered. Less than 1 percent of all college students qualify.

Past and present Phi Beta Kappa members from across the country have included 17 American presidents and numerous artistic, intellectual and political leaders. Seven of the nine U.S. Supreme Court Justices are members.

Phi Beta Kappa has 280 chapters nationwide. UNC’s chapter, Alpha of North Carolina, was founded in 1904 and is the oldest of seven chapters in the state.

Phi Beta Kappa officers at Carolina for 2013-2014 are students Keith Pulling, president; Zoë Wolszon, vice president; and Kristen Rosano, recording secretary. Robert Lowman, associate vice chancellor for research, is chapter secretary and faculty advisor.

Listed below are 117 of the 120 inductees. Three students chose not to be listed. Of the others, 80 are from North Carolina and 37 from outside the state. The names appear below in alphabetical order by North Carolina county, then by state and country. Students listed in more than one location are marked by asterisks. All study in the College of Arts and Sciences, except where otherwise noted.

Alamance County

Helen Bobbitt Powell, a senior with a biology major and chemistry and Hispanic studies minors, daughter of James Bobbitt Powell and Anne Ellington Powell of Burlington.

Michael John Touloupas, Jr., a junior with a business administration major, son of Dr. Michael J. Touloupas and Dr. Cynthia K. Touloupas of Burlington.

Avery County

*Amanda Leigh Carringer, a senior with a biology major and chemistry and Spanish for the professions minors, daughter of Don Carringer of Franklin, N.C., and Laura Carringer of Newland, N.C.

Buncombe County

Chloe Estelle Adcock, a May 2013 graduate with economics and peace, war, and defense majors, daughter of David W. Adcock and Maria G. Adcock of Asheville.

Colleen Suzanne Daly, a May 2013 graduate with global studies and Spanish majors and a social and economic justice minor, daughter of Timothy Daly and Marianna Daly of Asheville.

Cabarrus County

Travis James Crayton, a May 2013 graduate with political science and public policy majors and a history minor, son of James “Rick” Crayton and Joyce Crayton of Concord.

Catawba County

A. Victoria Castillo, a junior with sociology and political science majors and a social and economic justice minor, daughter of Miguel Leon and Maria del Carmen Castillo of Newton.

Chatham County

Ashley Lent Cairns, a junior with an environmental health science major and a chemistry minor, daughter of Bruce Cairns and Ellen Cairns of Pittsboro.

Craven County

Katherine Rebekah Shaw Proctor, a senior with English and communication studies majors and a creative writing minor, daughter of Edward Knox Proctor V and Stephanie Proctor of New Bern.

Durham County

Alison Blair Evarts, a senior with dramatic art and global studies majors, daughter of Dale Evarts and Betsy Blair of Durham.

Stephen Michael Freeman, a senior with business administration and sport administration majors, son of Mike Freeman and Sharon Freeman of Durham.

Daniel Cheng-Xian Liauw, a senior with a chemistry major and a music minor, son of Victor Liauw and Saphry Liauw of Durham.

David Cheng-Xin Liauw, a senior with communication studies and philosophy majors and a history minor, son of Victor Liauw and Saphry Liauw of Durham.

Forsyth County

Kristin Gloria Aloi, a senior with pharmacy and psychology majors, daughter of Matthew Aloi and Gloria Aloi of Winston-Salem.

Matthew Kerns Humphries, a senior with political science and history majors, son of Bruce Bennett Humphries and Ellen Kerns Humphries of Clemmons.

Christopher C Register, a junior with philosophy and mathematics majors and a cognitive science minor, son of Thomas Register and Carol Shively of Clemmons.

Gaston County

Anderson Herman Phillips, a senior with a history major and a philosophy, politics and economics minor, son of David Alan Phillips and Paula Teeter Phillips of Belmont.

Guilford County

Eric Preston Jones, a senior with a computer science major and a history minor, son of Kenneth Jones and Elizabeth Jones of Greensboro.

Jessica Michelle Marker, a May 2013 graduate with a journalism and mass communication major and a history minor, daughter of David Marker and Marilyn Feuchs-Marker of Greensboro.

*Nikhil Umesh, a junior with environmental health science and biology majors and a chemistry minor, son of Rajashekar Kumar of Huntsville, AL and Lily Umesh of Summerfield, NC.

Neha Verma, a junior with a nutrition major and creative writing and chemistry minors, daughter of Madan Verma and Anita Verma of Greensboro.

Iredell County

Benjamin Daniel Sutherland, a senior with economics and communication studies majors and a Hispanic studies minor, son of Doug Sutherland and Sally Sutherland of Mooresville.

Johnston County

Jonathan Walter Daniels, a May 2013 graduate with a business administration major and an aerospace studies minor, son of Hank Daniels and Sarai Daniels of Smithfield.

Lincoln County

Jennifer Evelyn Schneider, a senior with a biology major and a chemistry minor, daughter of Dr. Robert Schneider and Leslie Schneider of Denver.

Macon County

*Amanda Leigh Carringer, a senior with a biology major and chemistry and Spanish for the professions minors, daughter of Don Carringer of Franklin, NC and Laura Carringer of Newland, NC.

Mecklenburg County

Margaret Barrows, a senior with psychology and sociology majors, daughter of Frank Barrows and Mary Newsom of Charlotte.

Camille Juliana Davis, a senior with psychology and Japanese majors, daughter of Jeffrey Davis and Kimberly Davis of Cornelius.

Holton J Dunville, a senior with a biology major and chemistry and business administration minors, son of Jim Dunville and Sue Dunville of Charlotte.

Carol Elizabeth Haver, a senior with a psychology major and a linguistics minor, daughter of Dennis Haver and Kathleen Haver of Charlotte.

Danielle Jameison, a junior with psychology and Hispanic linguistics majors and a philosophy minor, of Charlotte.

Hanna Emily Labiner, a senior with a biology major and chemistry and music minors, of Matthews.

Emily Katherine Lucas, a senior with psychology and communication studies majors, daughter of Jack Lucas and Barbara Lucas of Charlotte.

Simon Avi Menaker, a junior with a biostatistics major and biology and chemistry minors, son of Steve Menaker and Polly Menaker of Charlotte.

Max Tyler Nagle, a senior with chemistry and economics majors and a biology minor, son of Tyler Nagle and Heather Elender Nagle of Charlotte.

Kyle Richardville, a senior with a business administration major and a chemistry minor, son of Craig Richardville and Ann Richardville of Charlotte.

Ashley Paige Rivenbark, a senior with Chinese language and Spanish majors, of Charlotte.

Nicole Welsh, a senior with anthropology and peace, war, and defense majors and a social and economic justice minor, daughter of Eric Welsh and Nancy Welsh of Matthews.

Nash County

Ann Dunn Andracchio, a senior with a global studies major and a geography minor, daughter of Vincent Charles Andracchio, II and Eugenie Dunn Andracchio of Rocky Mount.

*Donald Miller McLean III, a senior with English and French majors and a German minor, son of Donald Miller McLean II of Florence, SC and Elizabeth Diedrick McLean of Rocky Mount, NC.

New Hanover County

Nikhil Patel, a senior with an economics major and business administration and chemistry minors, son of Praful Patel and Purnima Patel of Wilmington.

Andrew Connor Puett, a May 2013 graduate with a biomedical engineering major and a biology minor, son of David Puett and Mary Puett of Wilmington.

Margaret Jane Radack, a senior with a chemistry major and music and Hispanic studies minors, daughter of Matthew C. Radack and Jane H. Radack of Wilmington.

Orange County

Jason Andrew Hallman, a senior with a geological sciences major, son of Charles Speed Hallman and Susan Walters Hallman of Hillsborough.

Elise Carroll Hartley, a senior with psychology and global food studies majors, daughter of Patrick Garrett Hartley and Diane Catherine Hartley of Chapel Hill.

William Gray Lindsey, a senior with history and political science majors and a entrepreneurship minor, son of Marty Lindsey and Aralu Lindsey of Chapel Hill.

Brandon Olmsted Shepard, a senior with a management and society major, son of Greg Shepard and Jann Shepard of Carrboro.

Violette Liang Zhu, a junior with business administration and public policy majors, daughter of Tong Zhu and Liang Shi of Chapel Hill.

Pitt County

Anna Wallis Dietrich, a senior with political science and public policy majors and an art history minor, daughter of Robert Dietrich and Julie Dietrich of Greenville.

Polk County

George Price Wetherill Clark, a senior with economics and computer science majors, of Tryon.

Rutherford County

Ashley Nicole Ownbey, a senior with geography and public policy majors, daughter of Bruce Ownbey and Angela Ownbey of Rutherfordton.

Jessica Michelle Ownbey, a senior with a sociology major and a public policy minor, daughter of Bruce Ownbey and Angela Ownbey of Rutherfordton.

Union County

Victoria Elizabeth Male, a senior with dramatic art and communication studies majors, daughter of Francis Male Jr. and Julie Mal of Waxhaw.

Wake County

Emily Alicia Andino, a junior with linguistics and romance languages majors and a cognitive science minor, daughter of Gregory Andino and Evelyn Andino of Raleigh.

Mary Morgan Bitler, a senior with a psychology major and chemistry and Hispanic studies minors, daughter of Glenn Franklin Bitler, Jr. and Dorothea Lowendick Bitler of Raleigh.

William Stuart Bost IV, a May 2013 graduate with an economics major, son of William Stuart Bost III and Robin Bryant Bost of Raleigh.

Sarah Elizabeth Cohen, a May 2013 graduate with psychology and exercise and sport science majors, daughter of Richard Cohen and Mary Cohen of Raleigh.

Austin Rory Cooper, a senior with comparative literature and French majors, son of Lyndon F. Cooper and Lisa I. Cooper of Cary.

Cayce Elizabeth Dorrier, a junior with a chemistry major and an entrepreneurship minor, daughter of James Dorrier and Valerie Dorrier of Cary.

Laura Barbara Grant, a senior with linguistics and anthropology majors, daughter of Keith Grant and Roselyn Bar Grant of Raleigh.

Karina Shirish Javalkar, a junior with a health policy and management major, daughter of Shirish Javalkar and Bharati Javalkar of Cary.

Bailey Ann Jones, a senior with information science and American studies majors and a dramatic art minor, daughter of Lawrence Blake Jones and Ann Whitaker Jones of Raleigh.

Alexander Edward Karsten, a senior with a classics major and a creative writing minor, son of Randal Lee Karsten and Elizabeth Iaquinta of Raleigh.

Aislinn Rose Klos, a senior with a history major and Latin and sexuality studies minors, daughter of Anthony Klos and Donna Seese of Raleigh.

Sarah Kimberly Levine, a senior with economics and computer science majors, daughter of Stuart Levine and Carolyn Levine of Cary.

Meredith Lindsey Lewis, a senior with a biology major and chemistry and music minors, daughter of Neal Lewis and Leita Lewis of Raleigh.

Evonne McArthur, a junior with a quantitative biology major and chemistry and computer science minors, daughter of David McArthur and Stephanie Cammarata of Raleigh.

Alex Vernon Moehring, a senior with business administration and economics majors and a mathematics minor, of Cary.

Ariane Lynn Nabors, a senior with an environmental sciences major, daughter of Andrew Nabors and Alison Nabors of Raleigh.

Andrew Dorsett Paschal, a May 2013 graduate with English and psychology majors, son of Robert Paschal and Anna Paschal of Raleigh.

Madeline Blair Pendergraft, an August 2013 graduate with a communication studies major and global cinema and music minors, daughter of Thomas Douglas Pendergraft and Robin Perkins Pendergraft of Cary.

Thomas Alexander Pendlebury, a senior with philosophy and linguistics majors, son of Michael John Pendlebury and Mary Tjiattas of Cary.

Ryan Richard Petersburg, a junior with physics and music majors, son of Alan Richard Petersburg and Deborah Kae Petersburg of Cary.

Emma Elizabeth Rosenthal, a senior with exercise and sport science and psychology majors and a Hispanic studies minor, daughter of Michael Rosenthal and Susan Rosenthal of Raleigh.

*Paige Mason Tummons, a junior with biology and global studies majors and a chemistry minor, daughter of James David Tummons of Seattle, Wash., and Suzette Mason of Raleigh.

Julie Michelle Wellons, a senior with a physics major, daughter of James Wellons and Marie Wellons of Raleigh.

Emily Alyssa Whitfield, a senior with global studies and Spanish majors, daughter of John Whitfield and Jill Whitfield of Cary.

Cameron Champion Wood, a senior with biology and chemistry majors and a history minor, son of Edgar Raymond Wood III and Rebecca Wood of Raleigh.

Hannah Min Yoo, a senior with a chemistry major, daughter of Keum Kwang Yoo and Hye Sook Yoo of Raleigh.

Jay Cui Zhang, a junior with a biostatistics major and a chemistry minor, son of Ze Zhang and Huaxia Cui of Cary.

*Linran Zhou, a junior with a biology major and a chemistry minor, son of Rong Zhou of Phoenix, AZ and Lei Lin of Cary.

Wayne County

Mary Virginia Mayo, a May 2012 graduate with a psychology major, daughter of the late Dr. George E. Mayo, III and Rebecca C. Mayo of Goldsboro.

Emmett Michael Strickland, a May 2013 graduate with linguistics and peace, war, and defense majors, of Goldsboro.

Other States

Alabama

*Nikhil Umesh, a junior with environmental health science and biology majors and a chemistry minor, son of Rajashekar Kumar of Huntsville, AL and Lily Umesh of Summerfield, N.C.

Arizona

*Linran Zhou, a junior with a biology major and a chemistry minor, son of Rong Zhou of Phoenix, AZ and Lei Lin of Cary, N.C.

California

Gwendolyn Marcella Gaylord, a senior with English and art history majors, daughter of Roger Gaylord and Carol Gaylord of Costa Mesa.

Connecticut

Elise Suzanne Hopkins, a senior with communication studies and global studies majors and a linguistics minor, daughter of Philip Haddon Hopkins and Elizabeth Browning Hopkins of West Hartford.

Florida

Jonathan Samuel Edelman, a senior with a philosophy major and a business administration minor, son of Matthew Edelman and Susan Datz Edelman of Jacksonville.

Scott Parker Nelson, a junior with a history major and chemistry and music minors, son of David Nelson and Susan Nelson of Tampa.

Georgia

Margaret Lillian Barber, a senior with business administration and Spanish majors, daughter of Clyde Graham Barber and Molly Yelton Barber of Marietta.

Benjamin Carter Barge, a May 2013 graduate with political science and Spanish majors, son of Kelly Barge and Anne Barge of Marietta.

Sarah Hillsman Barger, a senior with psychology and American Indian studies majors and a medical anthropology minor, daughter of Dr. Gene Barger and Mrs. Alice Barger of Atlanta.

Reid Justus Hamilton, a senior with English and history majors and a Spanish minor, of Atlanta.

Jessica Renee Scaggs, a senior with English and comparative literature majors and a linguistics minor, of Alpharetta.

Elizabeth Kelley Thorne, a senior with a business administration major and an art history minor, daughter of Dr. M Edward Thorne, Jr. and Mrs. Elizabeth Thorne of Columbus.

Sudheer Reddy Vemuru, a junior with biology and economics majors, son of Raghunatha Vemuru and Radhika Vemuru of Johns Creek.

Illinois

Kyle Ann Sebastian, a senior with political science and public policy majors and a women’s and gender studies minor, daughter of David Sebastian and Anita Sebastian of Elmhurst.

Indiana

Eric Peter Eikenberry, a senior with a global studies major and Arabic and Hispanic studies minors, of Indianapolis.

Kansas

*Daniel Peter Richey, a junior with business administration and political science majors, son of Mark Richey of Minneapolis, Minn., and Celia Richey of Overland Park.

Kentucky

Marie Elise Clements, a senior with biology and psychology majors and a chemistry minor, daughter of John Patrick Clements and Peggy Zeillmann Clements of Louisville.

Louisiana

Thomas Ingram Wolf, a senior with a History major, son of Maggy Wolf of New Orleans.

Massachusetts

David Michael Khrakovsky, a senior with political science and psychology majors and a history minor, son of Michael Khrakovsky and Yelena Khrakovsky of Sharon.

Maryland

Caitlin Elise Nettleton, a May 2013 graduate with an anthropology major and Arabic and Islamic and Middle Eastern studies minors, of Silver Spring.

Ramsey Werner Scofield, a senior with business administration and economics majors, son of David Scofield and Susan Scofield of Rockville.

Minnesota

Megan Pera, a senior with a nutrition major and a chemistry minor, of St. Paul.

*Daniel Peter Richey, a junior with business administration and political science majors, son of Mark Richey of Minneapolis, MN and Celia Richey of Overland Park, Kan.

Missouri

Cameron Michael Buss Smith, a senior with an environmental sciences major and a physics minor, of Saint Louis.

New Jersey

Patrick Charles Cassidy, a junior with business administration and economics majors, son of Mark Cassidy and Karen Cassidy of Cranford.

Thomas Andrew Kleeman Melton, a senior with an American studies major, son of Joseph E. Melton and Katherine E. Kleeman of Kendall Park.

New York

Edward Ryan Bartels, a senior with a psychology major and a religious studies minor, son of Edward Eugene Bartels of Leeds and Joyce Ruth Bartels of Staten Island.

Bowen Dunnan, a senior with a political science major, of Rye.

Kelsey Barber McGuinness, a senior with a communications studies major and a sustainability studies minor, daughter of William McGuinness and Pamela Sheard McGuinness of Lloyd Harbor.

Rick Daniel Vavolizza, a senior with a nutrition major and a chemistry minor, son of
Dr. Robert A. Vavolizza and Tamra L. Vavolizza of Rye Brook.

Ohio

Jonathan Lucas Stupak, a senior with public policy and political science majors, son of Richard Stupak and Melanie Stupak of Lebanon.

Pennsylvania

Sakibul Huq, a senior with a biology major and business administration and chemistry minors, son of Mohammed Saiful Huq and Marian Vance Huq of Pittsburgh.

Molly Elizabeth Patterson, a senior with a religious studies major and history and geography minors, daughter of Perry Patterson and Gwen Patterson of Pittsburgh.

South Carolina

*Donald Miller McLean III, a senior with English and French majors and a German minor, son of Donald Miller McLean II of Florence, S.C., and Elizabeth Diedrick McLean of Rocky Mount, N.C.

Thomas John Tkacik, a senior with computer science and chemistry majors and a biology minor, son of Peter Tkacik and Bridget Tkacik of Fort Mill.

Tennessee

Sonya Khattak, a senior with global studies and economics majors and an Arabic minor, of Germantown.

Texas

*Paige Mason Tummons, a junior with biology and global studies majors and a chemistry minor of North Richland, Tex., daughter of James David Tummons of Seattle, WA and Suzette Mason of Raleigh, N.C.

Virginia

Zoe Claire Ackerman, a senior with an English major and a creative writing minor, daughter of Karl Ackerman and Jennifer Ackerman of Charlottesville.

Washington

*Paige Mason Tummons, a junior with biology and global studies majors and a chemistry minor, daughter of James David Tummons of Seattle, Wash., and Suzette Mason of Raleigh, N.C.

International

Canada

Stephanie Hanna Najjar, a senior with a geography major and Arabic and Chinese minors, daughter of Ibrahim Najjar and Salwa Ghaly of Montreal.

England

Isabelle Arden Francke, a senior with dramatic art and Germanic and Slavic languages and literatures majors and an entrepreneurship minor, of London.

Vietnam

Hung VanThanh Nguyen, a senior with a chemistry major, son of Hai Thanh Nguyen and Anh ThiNgoc Nguyen of Ho Chi Minh Ci

 

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