Phi Beta Kappa inducts new members

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The Union College Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa announced the election of new members.

Phi Beta Kappa

From the Class of 2020:

Thomas Andre, Alexandra Baldwin, Cameron Bechtold, Meichai Chen, Kyle Doney, Juliauna Dunlop, Daniele Durkin, Connor Finn, Samuel Fogarty, Jillian Guthrie, Madeleine Hamparian, Ziyi Hu, Morgan Hughes, Savannah Jelks, Thomas Lawrence, William McCann, Jared Milazzo, Arnold Moore, Reid Nichols, Rachael Rose Parisi, Truc Pham, Kallan Piconi, Danielle Pinney, Zachary Porat, Mengjia Qi, Emily Rosenlof, James Segee-Wright, Abigail Soroka, Shreya Srivastava, Nathaniel Stekler, Harjot Uppal, Imogene Welles, Mushan Zhong and Yifei Zhu.

From the Class of 2021:

Chris Avanessian, Elsa Bechu, Emma Cravo, Shea Delehaunty, Sophie Hurwitz, Julianna Kramer, Charlotte Mineo and Lisa Spagnuolo.

They join the following members of the Class of 2020 elected last year:

Victoria Dafniotis, Jonathan Hanna, Ngoc Minh Le, Kara Leyden, Hope Noonan-Stoner, Meghan Reilly, Caroline Ristaino and Ian Scilipoti.

Juniors and seniors of academic distinction who are candidates for the B.A. or general B.S. degree are eligible for membership in Phi Beta Kappa. Election is based on scholarship and character, with particular attention given to intellectual maturity and breadth. Union’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter, Alpha of New York, was established in 1817 and is the fifth oldest in the country. Election to membership is one of the highest distinctions given for academic achievement.