Knox Students Elected to Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

The nation's oldest academic honor society is 'a leading advocate for excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.'

June 14, 2013

Phi Beta Kappa Induction

More than 30 Knox College students recently were elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest academic honor society and, according to its website, "a leading advocate for excellence in the liberal arts and sciences." Membership in the society is based on academic achievement. Most inductees are seniors, and a limited number of especially outstanding students may be elected at the end of their junior year.

Elected as seniors in 2013 were:

  • Hannah Elizabeth Basil
  • Megan Elizabeth Beney
  • Joshua Robert Brownell
  • Tessa Maria Cavagnero
  • Cheng Cheng
  • Kyle Juliene Matocinos Cruz
  • Erin Gail Daugherty
  • Rosalie Griffin Fordham
  • Stephanie Renae Fore
  • Joshua Michael Gunter
  • Lindsey P. Hill
  • Ryan Mathew Hoffman
  • Christopher James Holland
  • Jennifer Lynn Kaufman
  • Shaun Marie Kelly
  • Victoria Agnieszka Klimaj
  • Moira Alison Lenox
  • Emma Katrina Lorenzen
  • Samantha Irene Maffeo
  • Autumn Rose McGarr
  • Anna Avery Meier
  • Andrei Liviu Papancea
  • Dana Olivia Robinson
  • Ron Efraim Schrag
  • Ryan Craig Stefanczyk
  • Kasandara Sorina Sullivan
  • Kylie Elizabeth Swall
  • Joshua Richard Tatro
  • Laura Kathryn Thompson
  • Sarah Joan Zagotta

Elected as juniors in 2013 were:

  • Jeremy Robert Edison
  • Emily Catherine Nield
  • Christopher Michael Poore

In addition, four other members of the Class of 2013 were elected to Phi Beta Kappa as juniors:

  • Sienna Rae Cittadino
  • John Salvatore Cusimano
  • Elizabeth Karina Drake
  • Katherine Elizabeth Miller

Knox College's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was chartered in 1916, the first at an undergraduate liberal arts college in Illinois. Knox's Delta chapter is the fourth-oldest chapter in Illinois. Initiates sign an official roll book that has been in use at Knox since the chapter's founding.


Snapshots from the 2013 Phi Beta Kappa induction at Knox College