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Alfred University Phi Beta Kappa chapter to induct 16 students

Sixteen Alfred University students will be inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society in a ceremony at The Knight Club, on the University campus, on Friday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious academic honor society in the United States.  It is dedicated to the ideal of scholarly excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.It was founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Va. The Phi Beta Kappa Society established the Alfred University chapter in 2004, recognizing  the University’s historical dedication to liberal arts education, as well as the University’s rigorous curriculum.

The new members, each of whom will receive the iconic gold Phi Beta Kappa key, are:

Tomer Arnon; major: Physics and Art and Design.

Grace Beekman; major: Psychology; minor: Interdisciplinary Art.

Samantha C. Brown; major: Chemistry; minor: Mathematics.

Graeme K. Corrigan; major: Psychology; minor: Gerontology.

Elizabeth Anne Eberts; major: Psychology; minor: Gerontology.

Denise Michelle Espinoza; major: Biology and Chemistry; minor: History.

Madeleine Nicole Flint; major: Ceramic Engineering; minors: Chemistry, Glass Science & Technology, and Mathematics.

Lydia A. Galarneau; major: Social Justice and Popular Media; minor: Women's and Gender Studies.

Logan E. Gee; majors: English and Communication Studies.

Taylor Jaczko; major: Foreign Language and Culture Studies; minor: Cultural Anthropology.

Zakary A. Klick; major: Communication Studies; minors: Cultural Anthropology and Literature.

YuHsun Liao; major: Ceramic Engineering.

Jonathan T. Makeley; major: History; minor: Philosophy.

Allison Naclerio; major: Biology; minors: Chemistry and French.

Megan Elizabeth Steen; major: Early Childhood/Childhood Education; minor: Environmental Studies.

Emily Tuttle: major: Biology; Minors: Chemistry, Equestrian Studies, and Psychology.

The new inductees will join more than 500,000 living members of Phi Beta Kappa who have been elected by the 280 fraternal chapters at colleges and universities in the United States. More than 50 local alumni associations provide support to the Alfred University chapter and to its members, offering opportunities for a life-long relationship with Phi Beta Kappa and its activities and goals on the community level.  In addition, there are currently 31 resident chapter members of Phi Beta Kappa living in the Alfred area.