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School of Science Students Inducted into National Honor Societies

On April 16 and 24, 2019, 54 juniors and seniors from the School of Science were inducted into two prestigious 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



Wardah BajwaBiology
Shalini BasuMathematics
Laurence Bissett*Mathematics Secondary Education
Juliann BurkettBiology
Olivia DavisBiology
Ian Dominic De Los ReyesBiology
Jessica DominguezBiology
Maria Fairfield*Chemistry
Madeline Febinger*Computer Science
Celia Federico*Chemistry
Kyra HermanChemistry
Janmejay HinguChemistry, 7 Year Medical
Jessica HwangBiology and Public Health
Emily KazenmayerComputer Science
Jessica KopewBiology
Evelyn KuleszaBiology
Aaron Lee*Biology
Erica LevinBiology
Michael Lobue*Mathematics
Melanie LothMathematics
Ahmed MahmoudBiology
Niha MamillapalliBiology
Adriana MendizabalBiology
Celine MilehamChemistry Secondary Education
Devyani Mishra*Biology
Hayley O’RourkeSociology
Michael Osei*Biology
Lawrence PalfiniBiology and Public Health
Bhumi Shah*Biology
Nikhila VeguruBiology
Jacob VelikyBiology and Philosophy
Krystle VeraBiology
Alyssa WebsterBiology
Linda ZhangBiology
Benjamin ZhouBiology


* Junior

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


Wardah BajwaBiology
Ryan Bogutz*Computer Science
Juliann Brady Burkett*Biology
Carmen Carusone*Physics Secondary Education
Samantha Collins*Mathematics
Danielle DemateisMathematics
Nabarun Ghosh*Biology
Alexandra Immerso*Biology
Julianna KamenakisBiology, Deaf/Hard of Hearing Elementary Education
Ridwan KhanBiology
Aaron Lee*Biology
Sondra Lionetti*Chemistry
Annie Menninger*Mathematics Secondary Education
Nicole Meskin*Physics Secondary Education
Celine MilehamChemistry Secondary Education
Melissa Novak*Mathematics Secondary Education
Kate O’ConnorMathematics
Michael Andrew Osei*Biology
Akash R Patel*Biology
Shrey PatelBiology
Yogesh Rakholia*Biology
Nicholas Thomas Tusay*Physics
Jacob VelikyBiology and Philosophy
Prem Vyas*Biology
Allison Zelinski*Mathematics


* Junior

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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