Carnegie Mellon University

Phi Beta Kappa recipients in 2018

May 29, 2018

Chemistry Students Honored at Phi Beta Kappa Ceremony

By Emily Payne

Jocelyn Duffy

Six Chemistry students were among 54 seniors inducted into Carnegie Mellon University’s chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society at a ceremony on Friday, May 19.

Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest academic honor society. Found in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. The 268 colleges and universities that are home to a Phi Beta Kappa chapter select only 10 percent of the school’s arts and science graduates to join each year.

Earlier in the fall, three chemistry students were selected for early election into the university’s chapter.

Chemistry Students Initiated into Phi Beta Kappa this year:

Christina Cabana, Chemistry, SHS*
Andrew Dates, Chemistry*
Kathryn Hanson, Chemistry, SHS
Valerie Senavsky, Chemistry and Music Performance, BSA*
Caoxin Tang, Chemistry
Spenser Tejada, Chemistry and Music Performance, BSA

*Students who were selected for early election