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A student is inducted into the Knox chapter of Phi Beta Kappa


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Knox Students Join Prestigious Academic Honor Society

A student is inducted into the Knox chapter of Phi Beta Kappa

The day before Commencement, 38 Knox students were welcomed into the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society, Phi Beta Kappa.

Only 10 percent of U.S. colleges and universities have Phi Beta Kappa chapters. The Knox College chapter was founded in 1916 and is the fourth oldest in Illinois (following Northwestern University, University of Chicago, and University of Illinois) and the first at an exclusively undergraduate, four-year liberal arts college in the state.

Although most Phi Beta Kappa inductees are graduating seniors, a select number of juniors are also elected annually. 

Phi Beta Kappa, Knox College Class of 2019

* indicates students elected as juniors in 2018

Joshua Austin McGonagle Althoff *
Delores Korkor Ami-Narh
Saville Santoro Bloxham
Samantha Isabelle Burgess
Sally Ann Butzer
Elisabetta Rosa Croce
Ryland Bourne Curtsinger
Phuong Lan Dang
Sierra Rose Daniger
Meryl Yan Davis
Rebecca Nicole DiSomma * 
Myra Renee Doubet
Jennifer Frances Erl
Samuel Alexander H Fredericksen
Emily Mae Hagerott
Olivia Jaklyn Herrmann
Joseph Edward Hilger * 
Ollie Jeoung 
Jessily Molly Joseph
Alexis Jane Kellogg
Melissa Janine London
Nabiha Mansoor
Emily Catherine Miller
Nhi Pham Quy Nguyen
Erika Joan Riley
Delaney Jane Rybarczyk
Leah Marlene Rymer
Savannah K. Sailors
Lindsay Amanda Smith
Spencer Nickelson Smith
Gaige Spencer
Julia Lauren Steen
Valarie Lynne Varanese
Leontyne Martin Wan
Christopher Yan Kit Wong

Elected as juniors to the Class of 2019
Adee Athiyaman
Nicole Elizabeth D'Alterio
Michelle Caitlin Dudley
Sarah M. Henderson
Sarah Elyse Smith
Janie-Lee Rose Sutherd

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Printed on Saturday, January 18, 2020