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Meet the newest members of Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.

Seventy-four Furman University students have been elected to the school’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic society.

The newest members were inducted during a special initiation ceremony on campus March 27. Furman Modern Languages and Literatures Professor David Bost, who delivered the keynote address, was also named an honorary member of Phi Beta Kappa.

The president of Furman’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter is Dr. Liz Bouzarth, associate professor of mathematics.  The PBK secretary is Patricia Sasser, director of the Maxwell Music Library at Furman.

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 2018:

Madison Allums, English and Sociology, Decatur, Georgia

Maria Elizabeth Bartlett, Applied Mathematics and Spanish, Greenville, South Carolina

Robert Michael Bayliss, Music (Vocal Performance), Greenville, South Carolina

Jacqueline Lila Bendrick, Biology, Mercer Island, Washington

Nathan Gamble Boehm, Accounting and Economics, Falmouth, Maine

Gabrielle Rose Casper, Japanese Studies and Politics and International Affairs, Palantine, Illinois

Shannon Riley Cherney, Communication Studies and Politics and International Affairs (Ancient Greek and Roman Studies), North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Jennifer Lynn Coggins, Spanish, Simpsonville, South Carolina

Bryan Colhoun, Philosophy, Princeton, New Jersey

Emory Elizabeth Conetta, Art History and Studio Art, Sarasota, Florida

Brittany Alexis Crawn, Communication Studies and Computer Science, Aiken, South Carolina

The newest members of Furman’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa include, from left, Kunhuan Liu, a chemistry and information technology major from Shenzhen City, China, and Seung Hyun (Peter) Nam, a Japanese studies major from Fort Worth, Texas.

Jacquelyn Mercedes Crow, Health Sciences and Psychology, Simpsonville, South Carolina

Abigail Katelyn CroweTipton, Anthropology and Religion, Greer, South Carolina

Natalie Ann Curry, English, Greensboro, North Carolina

Matthew Deininger, Mathematics-Economics and Politics and International Affairs, Pittsboro, North Carolina

Meredith Christine Dixon, Music (Poverty Studies), Charlotte, North Carolina

Kaitlyn Rose Dobbins, Chemistry (Biochemistry), Hillsborough, North Carolina

Stacey Dorogy, Accounting and German Studies, Macon, Georgia

Trenton M. Duncan II, Music and Physics, Lexington, South Carolina

Tucker Douglas Erdmann, Chinese Studies and Business Administration, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Charles Ray Garner III, Physics, Conyers, Georgia

Molly Margaret Hanna, Health Sciences, Memphis, Tennessee

Benjamin James Hartman, Economics and Music (Voice Performance), Cary, North Carolina

Lexie Leigh Harvey, Politics and International Affairs, Brentwood, Tennessee

Jack Alan Horton, Religion, Leander, Texas

Hannah Lynne Houck, Communication Studies, Walterboro, South Carolina

Brittany Anne Houston, Health Sciences, Williamston, South Carolina

Karly Rose Johnson, Health Sciences, Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Laura Elizabeth Johnson, Politics and International Affairs and Religion (Poverty Studies), Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Mary Helen Kelly, Communication Studies, Atlanta, Georgia

Taylor Grey Kinsley, Economics and Politics and International Affairs, Fernandina Beach, Florida

Alyx Lauren Labbe, French and Psychology, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Justin Eric Lamb, Music (Percussion Performance), Greer, South Carolina

Mary Katherine Lance, Religion, Macon, Georgia

Lucy Virginia Lansing, English and Politics and International Affairs, Rome, Georgia

Minseon Lee, Psychology, Greenville, South Carolina

Sunyeop Lee, Health Sciences, Gyungsangnamdo, Republic of Korea

Kunhuan Liu, Chemistry and Information Technology, Shenzhen City, China

Yilan Luo, History and Japanese Studies, West Palm Beach, Florida

Stephanie Ortega, an education major from Yuma, Arizona, is congratulated by math professor and Phi Beta Kappa president Liz Bouzarth. 

Kathleen Ann Marsh, Economics and Spanish, Hendersonville, Tennessee

Evan Michael-Paul Miller, Politics and International Affairs, Winona Lake, Indiana

Kurestin Jade Miller, Music, Rock Hill, South Carolina

Zachary Landon Miller, Applied Mathematics and Physics, Rock Hill, South Carolina

Abigail Suzanna McElroy Muhly, Health Sciences, Towson, Maryland

Seung Hyun (Peter) Nam, Japanese Studies, Fort Worth, Texas

Giang Linh Nguyen, Accounting and Mathematics-Economics, Hanoi, Viet Nam

Kendall Alexander Nicholson, Communication Studies, Greenville, South Carolina

Stephanie Ortega, Education (Elementary), Yuma, Arizona

Laura Tindall Ouverson, Sustainability Science, Murrels Inlet, South Carolina

Scotlyn Victoria Patterson, Biology, Pike Road, Alabama

Jackson Dean Pearce, Psychology, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

Molly Elizabeth Petersen, Applied Mathematics, West Lake Hills, Texas

Lauren Louise Prunkl, Sustainability Science, Marietta, Georgia

Logan Elizabeth Richardson, Sustainability Science, Elgin, South Carolina

Alexandra Joy Robinson, Asian Studies and History, Knoxville, Tennessee

Mary Elizabeth Saine, Information Technology and Mathematics, Columbia, South Carolina

Hristiyan Savov, Economics and Philosophy, Sofia, Bulgaria

Sabine Hua-Wei Schmalbeck, Art History and German Studies, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Liam Harrison Simkins-Walker, Mathematics and Politics and International Affairs, Atlanta, Georgia

Stephen Joseph Skruck, Accounting and Economics, Marietta, Georgia

Tucker Smith, Economics and Mathematics-Economics, Charlotte, North Carolina

Madeline Stout, Music Education, Atlanta, Georgia

Thomas B. Stubbs, Communication Studies and History, Knoxville, Tennessee

Johanna Marie Swab, Mathematics-Economics, Simpsonville, South Carolina

Yinglu Wang, Chemistry and German Studies, Dalian, Liaoning, China

Tiffany Shu Ting Wei, Music and Politics and International Affairs, Irmo, South Carolina

Meredith Leigh Wettach, Accounting and Spanish Greensboro, North Carolina

Kathryn Eleanor Wilson, Spanish, Columbus, Georgia

Susan Trygg Wold, Sustainability Science, Hickory, North Carolina

Noah C. Zimmermann, Philosophy and Politics and International Affairs (Poverty Studies), Camden, South Carolina

Those students elected from the class of 2019 are:

Laurin E. Bixby, Health Sciences and Sociology (Medicine, Health, and Culture), Greencastle, Pennsylvania

Caroline Maria Daly, Neuroscience and Religion, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Jack Harrison Ligon, Politics and International Affairs, Atlanta, Georgia

Quincy Daniel Mix, History, Palmyra, Virginia

These Furman seniors were elected to Phi Beta Kappa last academic year and also participated in the ceremony:

Grayson Breneman Ashby, Biology, Grove City, Ohio

Nikita Girish Deshpande, Neuroscience, Greenville, South Carolina

Carol Ann Lewis, Mathematics, Greer, South Carolina

Sarah Mixon, Health Sciences and Spanish, Rock Hill, South Carolina

David Ashworth Watts, Chemistry, Kernersville, North Carolina

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