Phi Beta Kappa Celebration

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Family members and friends gathered in Page Auditorium Thursday night as 154 Duke students joined Phi Beta Kappa. The chapter also inducted two honorary initiates: Susan Lozier, a Bass Fellow and oceanography professor in the Nicholas School of the Environment; and  keynote speaker Keith Whitfield, vice provost for academic affairs and a professor of psychology and neuroscience.

Whitfield encouraged initiates to carry the legacy of their Duke education with them. ''We hope you are going to become that person who makes a difference in your community, your city, your state, your country, and even the world,'' Whitfield said. ''Recognize your accomplishments with that Phi Beta Kappa gold key and believe that you will make a difference.''

Phi Beta Kappa elects more than 15,000 new members annually from 283 chapters across the United States. Founded in 1776, the honor society is the nation’s leading advocate for arts and sciences at the undergraduate level.

The Duke Chapter, Beta of North Carolina, was formed in 1920 at Trinity College.  Lee Baker, dean of academic affairs in Trinity College and the chapter’s vice president; and Betsy Alden, a visiting lecturer and incoming executive member-at-large, welcomed new members with the society’s secret handshake. Steve Nowicki, dean and vice provost for undergraduate education and Lisa Robinson Bailey, a specialist in the Office of Research Support, serve as president and current executive member-at-large, respectively, while Michael Gustafson, an associate professor in the Pratt School of Engineering, serves as secretary-treasurer.  

New members include:

Ashwin AgarwalNatasha AhnJawara AllenVictoria Ashley ArendtChaele ArkfeldAmanda AuerbachPriya S BalasubramanianDavid BalthazarAnna Katherine BarkerNitish BasandraAlejandro BascoyIan Kirk BeattyBen BellisChristopher Ryan BradfordEmily Elizabeth BrayLaura Ellen BrodheadKatherine Elizabeth BrownLaurel Elizabeth BurkTimothy Hyunjin ChangHannah Marie ChartoffDarya Cinyee ChengJoshua T. ChesterYoonhyun Allison ChoAndrew Long ChuXi ChuMichelle ChuaAlexandra Beth CohenMallory ContoisTom DadonSteven Kurt DallasChristine De Vries DaltonRadu DarieMelissa Elaine DayMonica DeMairoRebecca Ann DeNardisAnne Leslie DietterichSophia Angelina Stenstedt DunworthHannah Lyn EllisonBradley Harris EzrattyKatherine A. FallettaCaitlin Brietta FinnKelsey Kaleen FinnDaniel FishmanMiriam Tien Hui FoxEmma Elizabeth FridelHarrison Joseph FriedmanBenjamin Wade FrushAmanda Catie GarfinkelTaylor Elizabeth GillDrake Jackson GlesmannJulie GonzalezBeth GordonAndrea Leigh GreenJake Evan GreensteinErin Virginia HarlessTyler Francis HayesKevin P HedrickTaylor Marie HenleyHolly Marie HilliardKenneth HoehnJonnah Gabrielle HollanderBenjamin J. HooverDerek Yeouhun HsuEric HuangShane A. HuntRebecca Callaway JeffriesRuiji JiangAdam Barrett KahanKara KarpmanDax Andrew KelsoKarim Samir KhalilArjun Ramesh KhannaRobert Rhyne Davis KingNelly-Ange Tchouatang KontchouJames William KostelnikNina M. KuoMargaret Frances LaFalceDaniel LiJing LiAnna Marie LipkinKrystal MakAnne Moore McCartyMichael Donald McCrearyLauren Elizabeth McGuigganMarissa Weil MedineJoseph William MetzAndrea Daniela MihicAnirudh MohanCharmaine Priyanka MutucumaranaNeel S. NathLaura Ashley NeubauerJena Rose NeuschelerEmily Wai Yan NganMinh Van NguyenLauren Williams NiculescuVinayak Sham NikamKelly Rachel OstrofskyStephanie M PagliucaEduardo Jose Pascual Van SantRebekah Grace PeaWilliam Anthony PeekAnn Carolyn PrybylowskiZongjin QianJulia QuinnSonul Chetan RaoJulia M. RayisAmit K. ReddyJennifer Gail RothschildJohn Franklin Sacha Jr.Benjamin Daniel SchneiderJeffrey SchollNicole Marie SchollmeyerJack Jay SchragerBrett Ryan SchroederNicholas Urban SchwartzHannah Marie ScottCathleen Price SeamanJames Paul SenterMichael Elias ShammasBoying ShuiEric Kumar SinghiMesha Sharnay SlossAbram Wilson SmithBenjamin Daniel SoltoffJoanne SooLeigh Ann SpiveyAmudan Jayram SrinivasanRebecca Danielle StoneMatthew Ryan StrausJocelyn Lee StreidMatthew Sumner StrumphRoss Kenneth TaggartAna-Maria Kirilova TenekedjievaElizabeth Hannah ThompsonJacob Willis TobiaWilliam TsaiSarah Frazier Van NameMarshall Callaway VingiKatharine Elizabeth WaldmanCynthia WangZiwei WangSamuel Altman WeilCasey WilliamsKelsey Anne WoodfordYaohua XueNancy Yimei YangAlice HwaChuan YenEunice YimJacob Stewart YoungKate Xiaoxiao YuanYoung-In YunSalwa ZahalkaGrace Xinyi ZhouAlison Rose ZinnaHonorary InitiatesM. Susan LozierKeith Eric Whitfield