November 21, 2017
Phi Beta Kappa Inducts Fourteen Students
By Stefanie Johndrow
Fourteen students have been inducted into Carnegie Mellon University’s chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society (PBK), including five from the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The early initiation ceremony included a keynote from Sarah Smeltzer, vice president for programming at Greater Pittsburgh Phi Beta Kappa Association.
"The induction into Phi Beta Kappa, especially in the fall semester, is an incredible academic honor,” Smeltzer said. “Only 10 percent of students are selected to join the nation's oldest honor society and they are among most driven and hardworking students. It is an honor that will advance them in their future endeavors in both the academic and professional spheres."
The early 2017 students initiated into Phi Beta Kappa:
Joshua Brakensiek, Mathematical Sciences
Christina Cabana, Chemistry
Andrew Dates, Chemistry
Sunny Gakhar, Computer Science
Ella Hepner, Global Studies & Art
Lydia Mankins, Computer Science
Isabel McCarthy, Creative Writing
Amal Nanavati, Computer Science
Maria Navarro-Gutierrez, Global Studies
Valerie Senavsky, Chemistry & Music Performance
Erin Sipple, Neuroscience
Chantal Striepe, East Asian Studies & Art
Mikaela Wolf-Sorokin, Global Studies
Fletcher Woodruff, Computer Science