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Meet the newest members of Phi Beta Kappa

phi-beta-kappa-keyGREENVILLE, S.C.—Sixty-one Furman University students were elected this spring to the school’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic society.

Dr. Charles Brewer, the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Psychology at Furman who is retiring from the faculty this year after 47 years, was also elected to the organization as an Honorary Member.

Founded in 1776 during the American Revolution, Phi Beta Kappa celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters induct the most outstanding students at America’s leading colleges and universities, and only about 10 percent of the nation’s institutions of higher education have Phi Beta Kappa chapters.

Here are the newest members from the class of 2014:

Paul Rajarathnam Aluri, Computer Science and Political Science

Jenna Caroline Barnett, Religion and Sociology

Bryan Dane Betts, English and Philosophy

Amy Michelle Boyter, Asian Studies, Communication Studies (Film Studies)

Alison Smith Bressler, Earth and Environmental Sciences and Political Science

Samuel Edward Burgess, Music and Political Science

Kelsey Elizabeth Caffyn, Psychology

Daniel Beaufort Causey, IV, Political Science

Jessica Catherine Chetelat, French

Claire Elizabeth Chipman, History and Sociology

Jessica Jane Crumley, Psychology

Richard Francis Davis, III, Psychology

Jordan Marie Delk, Communication Studies (Poverty Studies)

Simone Maureen Dixon, Biology

John Aaron Doerfler,  Philosophy and Political Science

William G. Fallaw, English (Latin American Studies)

Hayley Shay Frost, Business Administration and French

Wesley Matthew Gillette, Chemistry

Rachel Morgan Graf, English and Spanish

Stephanie Christine Grah, French and Psychology

James Thomas Griscom, III, Religion

Christine Elizabeth Gwinn, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Religion

Maddison Leigh Hall, Philosophy and Political Science

Elizabeth Ann Hawthorne, English (Environmental Studies)

Andrew Geoffrey Kantor, Chemistry

Benjamin Ernest Keiper, Music (Vocal Performance)

Laura Klamer, Mathematics

Andrew Benjamin Koch, Music (Organ Performance)

Nathan Joseph Koverman, History

Andrew Douglas Kropilak, Biochemistry

Carrie Ellen LaGrone, Spanish

Julian Charles Lentz, Economics

Mary Katherine Lewis, Music (Piano Performance)

Thomas Hunter Lindsey, Health Sciences

Casey Nicole Lovegrove, Communication Studies (Film Studies)

Katie Elizabeth Lowery, Political Science

Katherine Elizabeth Martin, Political Science

Katherine Grace Martin, History

Rebecca Elanor McDaniel, Earth and Environmental Sciences and Music

Ryan Keith Minster, Music Education

Ellen Celeste Moore, Biology

Katrina Marie Morgan, Biology

David A. Nicholson, Chemistry

Julia Elizabeth Pafford, History

Kristina Pardo, Mathematics and Physics

Jasmine Ariel Rethmeyer, Biology

Elisabeth Anne Schlaudt, Earth and Environmental Sciences

William Walker Stinnette, Biology (Environmental Studies)

Mary Katherine Van Wert, Health Sciences

Lauren Emily Vaughn, English

Collins Ruth Warren, History

Douglas Joseph Warstler, Computer Science and Mathematics

Alison Harper Williams, English

Jesse Marguerite Wood, Biology

Jacob Cannon Zimmerman, English and Philosophy

From the class of 2015:

Hayley Elisabeth Cunningham, Psychology

Megan Danielle Lee, Biology and Spanish

Katherine Murray, Biology (Environmental Studies)

Philip A. Reed, Philosophy and Music Composition

Katherine Wang Sun, Chemistry

Lauren Marie Ziegler, Health Sciences

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