Phi Beta Kappa Inducts New Members

March 12 2013
Category: Academics

Fifteen Elmira College Students were recently inducted into the Pi of New York Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Diane Boileau ’13, Sean Brouty ’13, Jasmine Cassel ’13, Mitchell Christman ’13, Francene Cicia ’13, Margaret Feldman ’13, Christina Feldpausch ’13, Cassidy Finn ’13, Jessica Jackson ’13, Megan Lowe ’13, Jordan Mohr ’13, Nicole Olmsted ’13, Rebecca Piel ’13, Patrick Reilly ’13, and Christopher Williams ’13 are the newest members of the honor society.

Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious honor society, and is dedicated to fostering and recognizing excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Only two-hundred and seventy colleges and universities have been granted a charter for a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. Elmira College’s chapter was established in 1940.

During the formal dinner that followed the induction ceremony, newly-elected Phi Beta Kappa member Christina Feldpausch ’13 delivered the reply for Members-in-Course. The address was delivered by Dr. Mark Pitner, Assistant Professor of Asian History. Prizes were also given to outstanding members of the Class of 2014 and 2015. The Prizewinners included Allison Nobles ’14, Samuel Pine ’14, Leita Powers ’14, Cassandra Young ’14, Abby Davenport ’15, Amber DeKoeyer ’15, Natalie Grigoli ’15, Jessica Hassan ’15, Kathleen Kopaskie ’15, Amy Schmidt ’15, Alisha Swann ’15, and Chelsea Zorn ’15.