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November 20, 2020

Phi Beta Kappa Inducts 8 Students of Modern Languages

By Meghan Marino

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Carnegie Mellon University’s chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society (PBK) has initiated 20 students, 8 of which are associated with the Department of Modern Languages at Dietrich College. 

Phi Beta Kappa is a highly renowned honor society that acknowledges academic excellence in the fields of free thought, liberal arts, and sciences. To be eligible for membership, applicants must have at least intermediate knowledge of a second or non-native language along with other contingent requirements.

The Department of Modern Languages extends a warm congratulations to the following Modern Languages majors and minors:

Kyra Balenzano

Primary Major: Statistics and Machine Learning

Additional Major: Hispanic Studies

Minor: Computer Science

Anna Sophia Boyd

Primary Majors: German Studies; Music Performance 


Jake Feldgoise

Primary Major: Policy and Management

Additional Major: Science, Technology and Public Policy

Minor: Chinese Studies


Grayson Frazier

Primary Major: Physics

Minor: Russian Studies


Rachael Johnson

Primary Major: Global Studies

Additional Major: French and Francophone Studies


Stephen McIntosh

Primary Major: Computer Science

Minor: Japanese Studies


Rachel Motz

Primary Major: Chemistry/Biological Chemistry Track

Minors: Chinese Studies; Cognitive Neuroscience


Douglas Patterson

Primary Major: Statistics and Machine Learning

Additional Major: Social and Political History

Minor: Hispanic Studies