144 at UNC-Chapel Hill inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

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144 at UNC-Chapel Hill inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

 

101 inductees are from North Carolina

 

(Chapel Hill, N.C.— Nov. 9, 2015) – Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society, has inducted 144 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students as new members.

 

The recent induction ceremony featured remarks by Emil J. Kang, Carolina’s Executive Director for the Arts and the Executive and Artistic Director of Carolina Performing Arts. 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. 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.

 

A student who has completed 75 hours of course work in the liberal arts and sciences with a GPA of 3.85 or better (on a 4-point scale) or 105 hours with a 3.75 GPA are eligible. Grades earned at other universities are not considered.

 

Phi Beta Kappa has 286 chapters nationwide. UNC-Chapel Hill’s chapter, Alpha of North Carolina, was founded in 1904 and is the oldest of seven chapters in the state. Each year, Phi Beta Kappa chapters and alumni associations across the country raise and distribute more than $1 million in awards, scholarships and prizes benefiting high schools and college students.

 

Phi Beta Kappa officers at Carolina for 2015-2016 are students Brent McKnight, president; Amanda Kubic, vice president; and Joe Calder, recording secretary. James L. Leloudis, professor of history, associate dean for honors, and director of the James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence, is chapter executive secretary and faculty advisor.

 

Newly inducted Phi Beta Kappa members are listed below, alphabetically by North Carolina County and then by state and country. All study in the College of Arts and Sciences except where otherwise noted.

 

Alamance County

  • Rachel Frances Johnson, an August 2015 graduate with music and French majors, of Burlington.
  • Sophia Maria Vaporis Schermerhorn, a May 2015 graduate with biology and classics majors and a Spanish for the medical professions minor, daughter of Dr. Thomas Schermerhorn and Theodora Vaporis of Burlington.

 

Buncombe County

  • Henry Gong, a junior with biology and public policy majors and a chemistry minor, son of Mike Gong and Fang Lin of Asheville.
  • Otis Bakkum Skipper, a senior with a mathematics major and a computer science minor, of Asheville.
  • Emily Rebecca Wood, a senior with political science and global studies majors and a philosophy minor, daughter of Scott Wood and Becky Wood of Asheville.

 

Burke County

  • Mitchell Garrett Young, a junior with mathematics and physics majors and a philosophy minor, of Morganton.

 

Cabarrus County

  • Noopur S. Doshi, a senior with a quantitative biology major and Spanish for the medical professions and neuroscience minors, daughter of Parul Doshi and Shailesh Doshi of Concord.
  • William Crossan Howland, III, a junior with a chemistry major and an entrepreneurship minor, son of William Howland, Jr. and Amy Howland of Harrisburg.
  • Adam Kunesh, a junior with physics and mathematics majors and a music minor, son of Dr. Benjamin Kunesh and Racheal Kunesh of Concord.

 

Caldwell County

  • Danielle Shivana Seetaram, a junior with a psychology major and a Hindi-Urdu minor, daughter of Kris Seetaram and Mala Seetaram of Lenoir.

 

Chatham County

  • Brooke Gavin McKenna, a December 2014 graduate with biology and psychology majors, daughter of Dennis McKenna and Eileen McKenna of Chapel Hill.
  • Elizabeth Mulkern Raines, a May 2015 graduate with psychology and anthropology majors, daughter of Dr. Anne Mulkern and Dr. Lawrence Raines, III of Chapel Hill.
  • Michael Thomas Smith, a senior with a music major and a speech and hearing sciences minor, of Chapel Hill.

 

Cumberland County

  • John Bruton Stewart, a senior with business administration and political science majors and an environmental science and studies minor, son of Dr. David Stewart and Jane Stewart of Fayetteville.

 

Dare County

  • Emma Elizabeth McFarlane, a senior with nursing and sociology majors, daughter of Susan Sawin McFarlane of Kitty Hawk.

 

Davidson County

  • Carly Anne Wooten, a senior with studio art and psychology majors, daughter of James Wooten, Jr. and Daria Wooten of Welcome.

 

Durham County

  • Andreas Hill, a senior with a German major and an Arabic minor, of Durham.
  • Karen L. Sieber, a senior with interdisciplinary studies and American studies majors, of Durham.
  • Julian Daniel Sunday Willett, a senior with a biology major and a chemistry minor, son of Dr. Mary Sunday and Dr. Christopher Willett of Durham.

 

Edgecombe County

  • Caroline H. Leland, a May 2015 graduate with a journalism and mass communication major and an English minor, daughter of William Leland and June Leland of Tarboro

 

Forsyth County

  • Santosh Bodepudi, a senior with a biology major and a chemistry minor, son of Aravind Bodepudi and Rama Bodepudi of Hyderabad, India.
  • Suzahn Erin Ebert, a senior with a biology major and history and chemistry minors, daughter of Richard Ebert and Christine Ebert of Lewisville.
  • Madeleine Scanlon, a senior with Spanish and women’s and gender studies majors, daughter of Mary Scanlon of Winston-Salem.

 

Guilford County

  • Emily Lynn Gebbie, a senior with political science and global studies majors and a Spanish for the professions minor, daughter of John Gebbie, Jr. and Myra Gebbie of Greensboro.
  • James Thomas Gooding, III, a senior with global studies and religious studies majors and a social and economic justice minor, son of James Gooding, Jr. and Karen Gooding of High Point.
  • Daniel James Horschler, a senior with a psychology major and an anthropology minor, son of Mark Horschler and Lena Horschler of High Point.
  • Andrea Nicole Lane, a senior with biostatistics and mathematics majors and a music minor, daughter of Charles Lane and Pamela Lane of Summerfield.
  • Zachary Colin MacKenzie, a senior with an environmental sciences major and biology and German minors, of Greensboro.
  • Houston L. Summers, a senior with a psychology major and medicine, literature, and culture and anthropology minors, son of Harold Summers and Laurie Summers of Greensboro.

 

Henderson County

  • Sierra Hope Lyda, a senior with psychology and communication studies majors, daughter of Timothy Lyda and Marcia Lyda of Hendersonville.
  • Andrew Henderson Wells, Jr., a senior with an economics major and a comparative literature minor, of Flat Rock.

 

Iredell County

  • Brian Christopher Angelino, a senior with global studies and political science majors and a philosophy, politics, and economics minor, son of Karen Angelino and Chris Angelino of Mooresville.
  • Kyle Elizabeth Harmon, a senior with psychology and English majors, daughter of James Harmon and Janet Harmon of Mooresville.

 

Mecklenburg County

  • Lauren Nicole Bauer, a senior with a biology major and chemistry and Spanish for the health professions minors, daughter of William Bauer and Linda Bauer of Cornelius.
  • Sophie Grace Bergmann, a senior with a public policy major and education and social and economic justice minors, daughter of Gale Osborne of Charlotte and Dr. Ken Bergmann of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
  • Susana Lea Bracewell, a senior with a biology major and a chemistry minor, daughter of Dr. Greg Bracewell and Houda Bracewell of Charlotte.
  • Casey Daniel Collins, a senior with global studies and romance languages majors, son of Christopher Collins and Virginia Barringer of Charlotte.
  • Katharine Elisabeth Daniel, a senior with psychology and management and society majors, daughter of Patti Daniel and James Daniel of Charlotte.
  • Thomas Marshall Kennedy, a senior with a mathematical decision sciences major and a mathematics minor, son of Grace Kennedy of Charlotte.
  • Ariana Tamar Miller Lutterman, a senior with a cultural studies major and a creative nonfiction writing minor, daughter of Dr. Leona Miller and Dr. Joel Lutterman of Charlotte.
  • Bo McMillan, a senior with journalism and mass communication and English majors, son of Debbie Santilli McMillan of Charlotte and Brett McMillan of Norfolk, VA.
  • Natalie Corinne Myrick, a senior with dramatic art and global studies majors and a music minor, daughter of Thomas Myrick and Patricia Myrick of Charlotte.
  • Joshua William Ohaus, a senior with political science and history majors and a German minor, son of Melodie Ohaus and Richard Ohaus of Charlotte.
  • Stuart Lane Polk, a senior with health policy and management and chemistry majors, son of Michael Polk and Risa Polk of Charlotte.
  • Harish Seshadri Pudukodu, a junior with environmental health biology and biology majors and a chemistry minor, son of Radha Seshadri and Seshadri Pudukodu of Charlotte.
  • Sarah Elizabeth Ross, a junior with exercise and sport science and psychology majors, daughter of Mark Ross and Sherry Ross of Charlotte.
  • Emily Brooks Scott, a senior with psychology and exercise and sport science majors, of Charlotte.
  • Colin Patrick Wilson, a senior with political science and public policy majors and a history minor, son of Dr. Patrick Wilson and Lisa Wilson of Charlotte.
  • Molly Elizabeth Yandle, a senior with business journalism and management and society majors and a sustainability studies minor, daughter of Jimmy Yandle and Kathy Yandle of Charlotte.

 

New Hanover County

  • Alexis Worthington Shiro, a junior with business administration and political science majors and a mathematical decision sciences minor, daughter of Donna Shiro and Brian Shiro of Wilmington.
  • Ryan Andrew Visser, a junior with an environmental health sciences major and a chemistry minor, son of Dr. Scott Visser and Dr. Melodye Visser of Wilmington.

 

Orange County

  • Lindsey Kristin Freeman, a senior with a psychology major and a biology minor, daughter of Polly Freeman and Dr. Matthew Freeman of Hillsborough.
  • Caroline Alyce Hamilton, a junior with environmental sciences and geography majors and a marine science minor, daughter of Mary Hamilton and Brad Hamilton of Chapel Hill.
  • Mariya Husain, a senior with biology and political science majors and an Arabic minor, of Chapel Hill.
  • Amanda Caroline Lohmann, a junior with biology and computer science majors, daughter of Cathy Lohmann and Ken Lohmann of Chapel Hill.
  • Katherine Hannah Mulligan, a senior with a biology major and chemistry and Spanish minors, daughter of Neil Mulligan and Linda Mulligan of Hillsborough.
  • Kristen Leigh Segars, a senior with biology and chemistry majors and a Spanish for the professions minor, daughter of Dr. Albert Segars and Barbara Segars of Chapel Hill.
  • David Andrew Serody, a senior with political science and English majors, son of Dr. Jonathan Serody and Anne Serody of Chapel Hill.
  • Jasmine K. Sun, a senior with a biology major and chemistry and Spanish for the professions minors, daughter of James Sun and Helen Sun of Chapel Hill.
  • Enrique Hernan Santacruz Toloza, a junior with physics and Spanish literature majors and a chemistry minor, son of Eric Toloza of Lutz, Florida and Lucia Santacruz of Bethesda, Maryland.

 

Pitt County

  • Aaron Lee Taylor, a senior with political science and English majors, son of Richard Taylor and Ivy Taylor of Greenville.

 

Stanly County

  • Andrew Colin Allen, a senior with communication studies and studio art majors and a writing for the screen and stage minor, son of Dawn Allen and Raymond Allen of Albemarle.

 

Transylvania County

  • Wesley Cole Holland, a senior with a biology major and a chemistry minor, of Brevard.

 

Union County

  • Neha Khurana Kukreja, a senior with public policy and global studies majors and a Spanish for the legal professions minor, daughter of Atul Kukreja and Dr. Neeta Kukreja of Waxhaw.

 

Wake County

  • Adam Muhammad Aji, a junior with a computer science major, son of Hargo Koesbandana and Marlina Nasution of Apex.
  • Saima Afreen Akbar, a senior with a psychology major, of Raleigh.
  • Robert Carlisle Alfredson, a junior with a physics major and music and entrepreneurship minors, son of Glen Alfredson of Chapel Hill and Louise Alfredson of Raleigh.
  • Andrew Daniel Allen, a senior with an exercise and sport science major and an entrepreneurship minor, son of Dr. Dan Allen and Karen Allen of Raleigh.
  • Mason Taylor Allen, a senior with music and communication studies majors, son of Patricia Allen and James Allen of Cary.
  • Tyler George Beames, a senior with biology and music majors and a chemistry minor, son of Dr. Burton Beames and Dr. Elizabeth Maull of Raleigh.
  • Olivia Ann Boorom, a senior with a political science major and a speech and hearing sciences minor, daughter of Nancy Boorom and Robert Boorom of Cary.
  • John David Bunker, Jr., a senior with mathematical decision sciences and psychology majors, son of David Bunker and Kathleen Bunker of Cary.
  • Sarah Chen, a senior with a biology major and chemistry and music minors, daughter of Dion Chen and Sue Dong of Cary.
  • Stephanie Ann-wei Chien, a junior with a health policy and management major and chemistry and information systems minors, daughter of Eric Chien and Pei-Jium Chu of Cary.
  • Maggie Lorraine Creamer, a senior with a psychology major and Spanish and chemistry minors, daughter of Kurt Creamer of Raleigh and Nancy Creamer of Apex.
  • Augusta Lynn Dell’Omo, a senior with history and peace, war, and defense majors and an Italian minor, daughter of John Dell’Omo, III and Heather Dell’Omo of Cary.
  • Lindsay Paige Gorman, a senior with public policy and political science majors and a social and economic justice minor, daughter of Kevin Gorman and Lori Gorman of Raleigh.
  • Chiraayu Gosrani, a senior with economics and global studies majors and an environmental science and studies minor, son of Piyush Gosrani and Lina Gosrani of Fuquay-Varina.
  • Zakeria Anwar Haidary, a May 2015 graduate with a business administration major and Arabic and philosophy, politics, and economics minors, son of Cindy Madden and Anwar Haidary of Raleigh.
  • Madison Leigh Hoke, a junior with a chemistry major and Spanish for the medical professions and marine science minors, of Cary.
  • Laura Kristin James, a senior with an applied mathematics major and a chemistry minor, daughter of John James and Selina James of Raleigh
  • Matthew Joseph Kauffmann, a May 2012 graduate with a philosophy major, son of Mark Kauffmann and Rosemary Kauffmann of Raleigh.
  • Erik Michael Kellomaki, a senior with peace, war, and defense and Arabic majors and a military science minor, son of Hannu Kellomaki and Jeanne Kellomaki of Apex.
  • Scott Denman Kenney, a May 2015 graduate with business administration and mathematics majors and a music minor, of Cary.
  • Yasmin Singh Khera, a senior with geography and Asian studies majors and a history minor, daughter of Anne Reynolds of Plean, Scotland and Jas Khera of Wolverhampton, England.
  • Brianne Nicole Lawton, a senior with an exercise and sport science major and a mathematics minor, of Raleigh.
  • Max Felmey McConnell, a senior with a political science major and a philosophy, politics, and economics minor, son of Mary Ann McConnell and John McConnell of Kure Beach.
  • Claudia Nicole Meyer, a junior with an environmental health sciences major and chemistry and biology minors, of Raleigh.
  • Jonathan Robert Minnick, a senior with a music major, son of Don Minnick and Dana Minnick of Cary.
  • Autumn Jade Murray, a senior with an anthropology major and a medical anthropology minor, of Cary.
  • Caroline E. Reilly, a junior with chemistry and dramatic art majors and a philosophy minor, of Cary.
  • Pranavi Sanka, a junior with biology and computer science majors and a chemistry minor, daughter of Venugopal Sanka and Jyothi Sanka of Morrisville.
  • Siddharth Shankar, a junior with biology and psychology majors and a chemistry minor, son of Sharmila Shankar and Shankar Narayanaswamy of Cary
  • Kate E. Stanton, a senior with a psychology major and biology and social and economic justice minors, daughter of Mary Stanton and Dan Stanton of Apex.
  • Nicholas Daniel Tobey, a senior with a computer science major, son of Lisa Tobey and Brian Tobey of Raleigh.
  • Kiera Brigh Turner, a junior with biochemistry and French majors, of Cary.
  • Elisabeth Ivy Ulrich, a senior with psychology and English majors, daughter of John Ulrich and Kelley Ulrich of Wake Forest.
  • Natasha Vazquez, a May 2015 graduate with psychology and romance languages majors, of Raleigh.
  • Ting Wei Xiang, a junior with a biology major and a chemistry minor, of Cary.
  • Jimmy Zhang, a senior with a chemistry major and a biology minor, son of Hong Cui and Cheng Zhang of Cary.

 

Washington County

  • Renata Barsanti, a senior with comparative literature and French majors and a creative writing minor, daughter of Amy Barsanti and Henry Barsanti of Plymouth.

 

Alabama

  • Kristyn E. Wilson, a senior with English and global studies majors, daughter of Dr. Peter Wilson and Martha Wilson of Huntsville.

 

California

  • Ryan James Costanzo, a junior with a biomedical engineering major, of Thousand Oaks.
  • Giulia Raffaella Curcelli, a junior with peace, war, and defense and computer science majors, daughter of Jill Curcelli and Felice Curcelli of Saratoga.

 

Colorado

  • Jonathan Alan Buchleiter, a senior with peace, war, and defense and political science majors and a history minor, son of Gerald Buchleiter and Sara Buchleiter of Fort Collins.
  • Yongkyum Kim, a junior with a nutrition major, son of Dong-In Kim and Jungnam Kim of Englewood.

 

Connecticut

  • Carol K. DeSalva, a senior with media and journalism and communication studies majors and a dramaturgy minor, daughter of Jill DeSalva and John DeSalva of Redding.

 

Florida

  • Alex Justin Nusbickel, a senior with biology and Portuguese majors and a chemistry minor, son of John Nusbickel and Wendi Nusbickel of Boca Raton.
  • Arianna Nicole Ray, a senior with an art history major, daughter of Shannon Karl of Saint Cloud and Keith Ray of Oviedo.

 

Georgia

  • Samuel Lester Barge, a senior with music and political science majors and a Spanish minor, son of Kelly Barge and Anne Barge of Marietta.
  • Emma Hope D’Agostino, a senior with biology and chemistry majors, daughter of Barbara D’Agostino and Vincent D’Agostino of Norcross.
  • Amy Justine Dingler, a senior with South Asian studies and business administration majors and a creative writing minor, daughter of Maria Vigil and Alfred Dingler of Fayetteville.
  • Catherine O’Neill, a junior with English and media and journalism majors, daughter of Frank O’Neill and Noreen Carew of Atlanta.
  • Nicole Glen Siegel, a senior with a psychology major, daughter of Andrew Siegel and Debra Siegel of Atlanta.
  • Victoria Anne Waters, a senior with public policy and political science majors, of Suwanee.

 

Illinois

  • John Robert Cordes, a junior with environmental health sciences and geography majors, son of Robert Cordes and Carey Cordes of Lincolnshire.
  • Elizabeth T. Schroeder, a senior with a psychology major and chemistry and history minors, of Oak Park.

 

Kansas

  • Meera Chakravarthy, a senior with economics and music majors and an entrepreneurship minor, daughter of Dr. C. V. Chakravarthy and Vasu Chakravarthy of Overland Park.

 

Massachusetts

  • Justin William Stidham, a senior with political science and dramatic art majors and a Spanish for the professions minor, son of Jonathan Stidham and Denise Stidham of Braintree.

 

Maryland

  • Rohini Bahethi, a junior with biology and chemistry majors and a music minor, daughter of Dr. Bhawna Bahethi and Ravi Bahethi of Annapolis.
  • Brian Patrick Hong Bartholomew, a senior with economics and political science majors and a Chinese minor, son of Scott Bartholomew and Maureen Bartholomew of Eldersburg.
  • Catherina Laura Leipold, a senior with journalism and global studies majors, daughter of Knut Leipold and Cathleen Leipold of Chevy Chase.
  • Griffin Frederick Lerner, a May 2015 graduate with a history major and an education minor, son of Richard Lerner and Melinda Frederick of Silver Spring.

 

Minnesota

  • Anthony Michael Boutelle, a senior with biology and chemistry majors, son of Maria Boutelle and Michael Boutelle of Savage.

 

Missouri

  • Jacob Bernstein, a senior with a computer science major, of St. Louis.
  • Julia Elizabeth Mullendore, a senior with a business administration major and chemistry and biology minors, daughter of Randal Mullendore and Mary Mullendore of St. Louis.

 

New Jersey

  • Stephanie Jane Tepper, a senior with a psychology major and French and sexuality studies minors, daughter of Nancy Tepper and Neal Tepper of Westfield.

 

New York

  • Samantha Julia Asofsky, a senior with a psychology major and a sexuality studies minor, daughter of Karen Asofsky and Seth Asofsky of Merrick.
  • India Leigh Lassiter, a senior with an English major and creative writing and environmental studies minors, daughter of Dr. Tally Lassiter, Jr. and Dr. Jocelyn Wittstein of Cooperstown.

 

Ohio

  • James Evan Smith, a senior with a biomedical engineering major, son of Jim Smith and Amy Smith of Pickerington.

 

Pennsylvania

  • William Fredrick Foos, Jr., a senior with a communication studies major and a chemistry minor, son of Dr. Colleen Foos and William Foos of Camp Hill.

 

South Carolina

  • Alexandra Olga Hamberis, a senior with biology and Hispanic literature and cultures majors and a chemistry minor, daughter of Dr. Steve Hamberis and Lisa Hamberis of Greenville.

 

Tennessee

  • Daniel Joseph Peters, a senior with a mathematics major and a chemistry minor, son of Dr. Mark Peters and Mary Peters of Nashville.

 

Texas

  • Blair B. Flint, a May 2015 graduate with biology and Hispanic linguistics majors and a chemistry minor, daughter of Karen Flint and Brilsford Flint of Austin.
  • Tavia Isaura González Peña, a senior with a chemistry major and French and biology minors, daughter of Carlos González Peña and Holly González Peña of Dallas.

 

Virginia

  • Anne Burke Baldridge, a senior with business administration and global studies majors, daughter of Mary Catherine Baldridge and Duke Baldridge, III of Roanoke.
  • Marnie Lalon Blalock, a senior with a health policy and management major and a chemistry minor, daughter of Dr. Julian Blalock, Jr. and Mary Blalock of Newport News.
  • Katherine Elizabeth Campbell, a junior with business administration and music majors, daughter of Dr. Joseph Campbell, Jr. and Melanie Campbell of Danville.
  • Anne M. Cross, a senior with chemistry and exercise and sport science majors, daughter of Charles Cross and Cynthia Cross of McLean.
  • Hamilton Shahoda Merrill, a junior with business administration and public policy majors, son of Mark Merrill and Teri Merrill of Winchester.

 

China

  • Fuhui Fang, a senior with applied mathematics and mathematical decision sciences majors and an entrepreneurship minor, daughter of Ruyun Fang and Shuhong Wu of Beijing.
  • Zimeng Xie, a senior with biostatistics and mathematics majors, son of Geng Xie and Yan Wang of Zhengzhou.
  • Mei Yan, a May 2015 graduate with an Asian studies major, daughter of Jizhen Yan and Fuhua Yao of Anxiang.

 

South Korea

  • Connor Ko, a May 2015 graduate with an economics major, son of Dong Won Ko and Hyun Ju Song of Seoul.

 

 

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Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of North Carolina Chapter contact: Jason Clemmons, (919) 843-7756, jclem@email.unc.edu

Communications and Public Affairs contact: MC VanGraafeiland, (919) 962-7090, mc.vangraafeiland@unc.edu