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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



Name Major
Wardah Bajwa Biology
Shalini Basu Mathematics
Laurence Bissett* Mathematics Secondary Education
Juliann Burkett Biology
Olivia Davis Biology
Ian Dominic De Los Reyes Biology
Jessica Dominguez Biology
Maria Fairfield* Chemistry
Madeline Febinger* Computer Science
Celia Federico* Chemistry
Kyra Herman Chemistry
Janmejay Hingu Chemistry, 7 Year Medical
Jessica Hwang Biology and Public Health
Emily Kazenmayer Computer Science
Jessica Kopew Biology
Evelyn Kulesza Biology
Aaron Lee* Biology
Erica Levin Biology
Michael Lobue* Mathematics
Melanie Loth Mathematics
Ahmed Mahmoud Biology
Niha Mamillapalli Biology
Adriana Mendizabal Biology
Celine Mileham Chemistry Secondary Education
Devyani Mishra* Biology
Hayley O’Rourke Sociology
Michael Osei* Biology
Lawrence Palfini Biology and Public Health
Bhumi Shah* Biology
Nikhila Veguru Biology
Jacob Veliky Biology and Philosophy
Krystle Vera Biology
Alyssa Webster Biology
Linda Zhang Biology
Benjamin Zhou Biology


* 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


Name Major
Wardah Bajwa Biology
Ryan Bogutz* Computer Science
Juliann Brady Burkett* Biology
Carmen Carusone* Physics Secondary Education
Samantha Collins* Mathematics
Danielle Demateis Mathematics
Nabarun Ghosh* Biology
Alexandra Immerso* Biology
Julianna Kamenakis Biology, Deaf/Hard of Hearing Elementary Education
Ridwan Khan Biology
Aaron Lee* Biology
Sondra Lionetti* Chemistry
Annie Menninger* Mathematics Secondary Education
Nicole Meskin* Physics Secondary Education
Celine Mileham Chemistry Secondary Education
Melissa Novak* Mathematics Secondary Education
Kate O’Connor Mathematics
Michael Andrew Osei* Biology
Akash R Patel* Biology
Shrey Patel Biology
Yogesh Rakholia* Biology
Nicholas Thomas Tusay* Physics
Jacob Veliky Biology 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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