Carli Heiman A&S ’16 and Alana DiSabatino A&S ’17 were invited to join Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. As members, they will be among the company of some the nation’s most influential figures. We congratulate Carli and Alana for this incredible honor.
The official Phi Beta Kappa website states that, “10% of U.S. colleges and universities have Phi Beta Kappa chapters. These chapters select only 10% of their arts and sciences graduates to join…. Today, the Phi Beta Kappa Society celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Phi Beta Kappa chapters invite for induction the most outstanding arts and sciences students at 286 leading U.S. colleges and universities. The ideal Phi Beta Kappa member has demonstrated intellectual integrity, tolerance for other views, and a broad range of academic interests. Since the Society’s founding in 1776, 17 U.S. Presidents, 40 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, and more than 130 Nobel Laureates have been inducted as members, along with countless authors, diplomats, athletes, researchers, actors, and business leaders. All of our members have one thing in common – their rigorous pursuit of excellence in the arts and sciences.”
Carli (left) and Alana (right) walked across the Commencement 2017 stage on May 24, 2017.