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W&J inducts 21 seniors into Phi Beta Kappa

Created: May 10, 2023  |  Last Updated: September 27, 2023  |  Category: ,   |  Tagged: , , , ,

Washington & Jefferson College’s Class of 2023 includes 21 members who were inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society. The students were inducted into W&J’s chapter, Kappa of Pennsylvania, during a ceremony Thursday, April 27.

They were also recognized during W&J’s Honors Convocation Monday, April 24, which can be viewed here.

Phi Beta Kappa, founded at the College of William and Mary in 1776, is the country’s oldest and best-known honor society.

The Kappa of Pennsylvania chapter at Washington & Jefferson College was recognized in 1937. Members of Phi Beta Kappa have demonstrated high academic achievement, intellectual curiosity, and commitment to the liberal arts.

Only about 10 percent of higher education institutions in the U.S. have Phi Beta Kappa chapters, and less than 10% of arts and sciences graduates at these institutions are invited into membership – this results in one of the most selective invitation processes in the nation.

The membership includes 17 U.S. Presidents, 42 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, and more than 150 Nobel Laureates.

W&J’s Class of 2023 Phi Beta Kappa inductees include:

  • Riley Anderson
  • Ryan Bannon
  • Eli Collavo
  • Paul Collier
  • Nagendra Dhanikonda
  • Whitney Domico
  • Aden Dressler
  • Linh Khuat
  • Lekhya Kollu
  • Katarina Krise
  • Isabella Manzari
  • Ryyan Miah
  • Sabrina Myers
  • Lauren Nicle Phillips
  • Veena Rings
  • Soleil Simpson
  • Zivya Sutton
  • Michael Toland
  • Holly Troesch
  • Jessica Wensus
  • Hanna Yutzy