Duke Inducts New Members into Phi Beta Kappa

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The nation’s oldest academic honor society inducted 166 Duke University juniors, seniors and alumni in Reynolds Theater on Thursday, May 7. The Phi Beta Kappa initiation launched the class of 2015 graduation events for family and friends. Initiates too the stage to sign their names into the Beta Chapter of North Carolina registry.

Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa elects over 15,000 new members a year from 276 chapters across the United States.

The Duke Chapter, Beta of North Carolina, was formed in 1920 at Trinity College. The chapter’s four Phi Beta Kappa faculty officers welcomed the new members last night with the society’s traditional handshake. Officers are: Steve Nowicki, president; Michelle Connolly, vice president; Michael Gustafson, secretary/treasurer; and Betsy Alden, member-at-large. During last night’s ceremony, the guide calling each initiate’s name was Margaret Lou Brown. Susan Lozier, Ronie-Richelle Garcia-Johnson Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Duke, delivered the keynote address.

Phi Beta Kappa honor society is the nation’s leading advocate for arts and sciences at the undergraduate level.

The 2015 inductees are:

Justin Amaral Amezquita

Rachel Sara Anderson

Nicholas Stephen Andrade

Shubhangi Arora

Chun Sun Baak

Mingru Bai

Erik Lane Bao

Kari Bjorn Senkowski Barclay

Sarah Elizabeth Rogers Berman

Katherine Elizabeth Brock

Lindsey Shoemaker Brown

Cara Imogene Buchicchio

David Alan Builes

Jeffrey Campbell

Gregory Humberto Canal

Hannah Meredith Carl

Yvonne Yi Yan Chan

Lefko Theo Charalambous

Mary Christina Chavarria

Catherine Chen

Olivia Ya-Wei Chen

Stephanie Chien-Ting Chen

Suk Hyun Choi

Katherine Jean Congleton

Christine Rose Costello

Christine Alexander Delp

Lucy Marie Dicks-Mireaux

Dwight Raymond DiPasquale

Qi Dong

Heather Jeanine Durham

Emelyn Carrie Erickson

Harish Eswaran

Christine Lynne Farrell

Seamus FitzPatrick

Rachel Lauren Fleder

Maya Caroline Flippen

Blair Elizabeth Ganson

Ashley Kaitlynn Gartin

Anastasia Gazgalis

Stephen Edward Ghazikhanian

Amanda Giddon

Vinay Giri

Michael Joseph Gloudemans

Luke Christerson Glover

Jacob Joseph Golan

Jessica Ashley Gold

Naihua Natalie Gong

Marcus Granlund

Lisa Ning Guo

Elizabeth Hannah

Katherine Ann Hardiman

Taylor Margaret Haynes

Destiny Love Hemphill

Melanie Heredia

Gihan Bhagye Hewage

Alexander Joseph Hish

Kim Lien Hoang

Samuel Hofacker

Emily Holway

Suqi Huang

Alexandra Grace Huttler

Beatrix Esther Hutton

Joshua Michael Izzard

Lauren Elizabeth Jackson

Andrew Seth Jacobs

Caroline Michelle Jacobs

Jie Lisa Ji

Zhiyu Jiang

Chia Wei Jie

Jingxiao Jin

David Jones

Joshua David Kamrass

Manoj Kanagaraj

Lauren Meredith Kane

Andrew Rami Abdul Karim

Woojin Kim

Stephen Joseph Kirchner

Dayoung Ko

Christian Alexander Kreb

Jameson Ye Kuang

Abdul Rahman Latif

Christie Marie Lawrence

Timothy Charles Lerow

Elizabeth Pidcock Lester

Ang Li

David Edwin Lillington

Abigail Lin

Ching Ying Lin

Runjing Liu

Alexis Lauren Lo

Austin Qingfeng Lu

David Torrey Lubkin

John Wiltshire Lucas

Kathryn Alexandra McCormick

Reed Adam McGinley-Stempel

Margaret Taylor Morrison

Jeesoo Nam

Brahma Darshni Natarajan

Jasmine C. Nee

Abigail Rae Ness

Tyler Calvin Nisonoff

Kirsten Carmel Osborne

Juhyun Park

Michael Pelle

Frederick B. Peng

Matthew Allen Peterson

Cinthia Xinbai Pi

Cassidy Amber Pomeroy-Carter

Katherine Mills Prendergast

Thomas Andrew Puglisi

Anand Krishna Raghuraman

Paula Kamini Pushpanjali Rambarat

Carolyn Grace Rath

Jason Edward Rice

Maria Cecilia Romano

Lindsay Diane Rosenthal

John Christian Ruckelshaus IV

Aditi Sabhlok

Clay Michael Sanders

Justin McGreal Sandulli

Caroline Anna Schechinger

Samuel Lawrence Schloss

Victoria Arden Scott

Keshov Kumar Sharma

Liangbo Shen

Jordyn Freddi Silverstein

Jeffrey Ryan Sims

Devin Mukesh Solanki

Won Ji Beth Song

Zhiang Song

Meredith Taylor Stabel

Alexis Ann Stanley

Haley Kirchner Sullivan

Lillian D. Sun

Amee Tan

Christelle Tan

Kevin Tie

Marietta Tung

Christina Vucich

Kirsten Elizabeth Walther

Luxi Wan

Allen Wang

Annabel Zishuo Wang

Jay Meng Wang

Laura X. Wang

Xueyang Wang

Katie Michelle Weidman

Colette Annie Whitney

Grace Gustafson Willert

Daniel Patrick Wood

Angela Rae Woods

Danwei Wu

Stephanie Wu

Yingsheng Xiao

Wenjia Xu

Joseph P Yetter

Victoria Lim Zhen Yi

Katherine Zhang

Yueran Zhang

Emma Jane Zhao

Alex Zihao Zhu

Hong Zhu

Katherine Hou Zhu

Joshua Abraham Zlotnick

Roger Shu-Hong Zou