Phi Beta Kappa chapter inducts new members

K-State Today Student Edition

Phi Beta Kappa chapter inducts new members
Friday, May 12, 2017

MANHATTAN — Forty Kansas State University students are the newest members of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society.The Beta of Kansas Chapter elects undergraduate members in their junior or senior years upon recommendation of a committee. Initiates must have an outstanding academic achievement record and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.7. Students also must have two years of foreign language courses; at least one course in mathematics; nine hours in humanities courses, including an upper-level course; nine hours of social sciences courses, including an upper-level course; and nine hours of credit in natural sciences courses, including a lab course. Fewer than 10 percent of juniors and seniors with diverse coursework in the liberal arts and sciences are nominated annually.Notable Phi Beta Kappa members have included 17 presidents, 39 Supreme Court Justices and more than 130 Nobel laureates.The following students are new members of Phi Beta Kappa:Mary Wahlmeier, senior in music, Burlington; Brooklyn Lonker, junior in criminology and pre-law, Cheney; Hannah Schauf, senior in medical biochemistry and Spanish, Colwich; Anna Watkins, senior in family studies and human services, Derby; Abigail Basham, junior in psychology, Eureka.From Greater Kansas City: Tate Gilchrist, senior in biochemistry, Leawood; Melissa Huerter, senior in advertising, and Sierra Lekie, senior in economics and political science, both from Lenexa; David Hunter, senior in biology and pre-medicine, Olathe; Claire Duke, senior in history, Curtis Field, senior in English, Lillian King Hagen, senior in human resources and German, Sarah Knowles, senior in public relations and Spanish, and Emily Moore, senior in English and print journalism, all from Overland Park; and Mary Hellmer, senior in psychology and French, Shawnee.Navante Peacock, senior in psychology and anthropology, Haysville; Maverick Douglas Mills, senior in biology, Hugoton; Taylor Crawford, senior in geology and music, Hutchinson.From Manhattan: Justice Kalin, …

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