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School of Science Students Inducted into National Honor Societies

On April 19 and 28, 2016, 44 juniors and seniors from the School of Science students were inducted into two premiere national honor societies. Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest academic honor society and Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest all-discipline honor society in the United States.

Phi Beta Kappa Inductees


Syndi BarishBiology and Mathematics
Kevin BazerMathematics
William BuchbinderChemistry
Rachel DalafavePhysics
Andrew GlassChemistry
Andrew GoldfarbBiology
Brandon GottlobComputer Science
Gloria HanMathematics
Willian HuaComputer Science
Alana HuszarMathematics
Elizabeth JohnsonChemistry
Nikitha KarkalaBiology
Conor KeltonComputer Science and Mathematics
Dongyoung KimBiology
Susan KnoxChemistry
Mia KunitomoChemistry
Farrah LiuBiology
Vincent LongoMathematics
Natella MaglakelidzeBiology
Amit ManjunathBiology
Dylan McClungBiology
Lea PalaciosChemistry
Luke PasickBiology
Jacob PerlmanBiology
Haley PoquetteBiology
Rebecca RobertsMathematics
Katarina RoseMathematics
Andrew RuffChemistry
Joseph RuffoMathematics
Rebecca ShaberMathematics
Justin ShafferBiology
Ami ShahBiology
John StansfieldBiology
Michael VermeuelChemistry
Matthew ZajacChemistry
Marianna Caruso-GilbertPhysics
Katherine BadeckerBiology
Benjamin CastorMathematics
Cody CombsPhysics
Pierce CooperPhysics
Marcus EliasBiology
Shawn FlynnMathematics
Paloma HauserMathematics
Nikita JhawarBiology
Courtney JohnsonMathematics
Katrice KaranfilianBiology
Emilie Soyeon KimBiology
Grace LugoBiology
Pratheek ManginiBiology
Sara MartinChemistry
Zonia MenendezMathematics
Maria MinorChemistry
Paul MitchellBiology
Summer NestorowiczBiology
Kellie OlearPhysics
Anshu PatelMathematics
Rebecca SantorellaMathematics
Sapna ShahBiology
Julian SisonBiology
Tanya TownsendChemistry
Mitchell VaughnBiology

Phi Beta Kappa celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. The society sponsors activities to advance these studies — the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences — in higher education and in society at large. Typically, no more than 10 percent of the candidates for degrees in liberal arts and sciences are elected. Each year, about one college senior in a hundred, nationwide, is invited to join Phi Beta Kappa.

Phi Kappa Phi Inductees


Brittany Celeste DrakeBiology
Kylie Erin GormanComputer Science
Brandon GottlobComputer Science
Michael Patrick HughesBiology
Erik Louis JohnsonMathematics
Vincent Frederick LongoMathematics
Natella MaglakelidzeBiology
William McDermottChemistry
Lea PalaciosChemistry
Robert PreussComputer Science
Justin ShafferBiology
Julian SisonBiology
Syndi BarishBiology and Mathematics
Marc CasaleChemistry
Benjamin CastoMathematics
Brittany ElsasserMathematics
Alexandra FalconeMathematics
Shawn FlynnMathematics
Katherine FomchenkoChemistry
Andrew GlassChemistry
Nikita JhawarBiology
Susan KnoxChemistry
Sara MartinChemistry
Zonia Karina MenendezMathematics
Dylan NguyenChemistry
Emily NotaroMathematics
Michael PinesMathematics
Anthony RappaMathematics
Frank SantisiBiology
Tanya TownsendChemistry
David WeinbergBiology

To be eligible for membership in a Phi Kappa Phi Chapter a student must be an outstanding student of sound character. Juniors must have completed 72 credit hours and rank in the top 7.5% of their class. Seniors must rank in the top 10% of their class.


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