Rhodes’ Phi Beta Kappa Chapter to Induct New Members

a certificate that says "Phi Beta Kappa" in elaborate lettering

The Rhodes College Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (Gamma of Tennessee) is pleased to announce that the following students from the Class of 2016 have been invited to join the Society as Members-in-Course: 

John Alar (Economics and Commerce & Business)
Matthew Steven Anderson (Spanish)
Obaid Farooq Anwar (Biology and Chemistry)
Megan Elizabeth Barnes (Commerce & Business)
Paul Richard Brandt (Political Science & International Studies and Music)
Quentin Michael Buck (Biology)
John Lewis Braxton Carr (Economics and Commerce & Business)
Sarah Rose Catanzaro (Music)
Mary Corinne Chesnut (Russian Studies)
Alexandra Christina Dileo (Political Science)
Gunter Gaupp (Music)
Anthony Malak Hanna (International Studies & Political Science)
Erin Elizabeth Hart (Economics)
Jacob Tyler Hartline (Neuroscience)
Anna Katherine Hatstat (Chemistry and Neuroscience)
Emily Nicole Hayward (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
Anne Eileen Hohlt (Music and Psychology)
Katelyn I. Jakovich (History)
Liana Kahn (Biology)
Charles Joseph Kelley Jr. (Political Science)
Jordan Alexis Kugler (Biology)
Allison Limmer (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Spanish)
Grace Elizabeth Mahood (Economics and Commerce & Business)
Sophia Mason (Art and Art History)
Chloe Rose Meriwether (Biology)
Eliza Claire Merlotti (Economics & Mathematics)
Ashton Lacy Murphy (Greek & Roman Studies)
Corinne Elizabeth Nabors (History and Art History)
William Berney Caine Nicolson (Chemistry)
Theodore Rudolf Brodnax Nollert (English)
Ying Samantha Ouyang (Biology)
Arishna C. Patel (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
Miranda Brooke Rose (Environmental Science)
Kathryn Roys (Biology)
Todd Michael Scheriger Jr. (Economics & Mathematics)
Thomas Hudson Simmermaker (English)
Aashray Singareddy (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
Alexandra Nicole Smith (Neuroscience)
Brandon Tyler Smith (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
Marguerite Reid Spiotta (English)
Preston Tunnell Wilson (Mathematics and Computer Science)
Jacob Riley Turner (International Studies)
Shu Yang (Mathematics)

The following members of the Class of 2016 accepted membership during their junior year:
Emily L. Cerrito (Environmental Science)
John M. Leverett (Philosophy)
Monali Lipman (International Studies)
Ansel M. MacLaughlin (Greek & Roman Studies)
Schaeffer Mallory (Anthropology & Sociology)
Catherine T. Miller (Environmental Science)
William S. Porter (Biology)
My T. Tran (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
Heting Hommy Zhu (Economics & Mathematics)

Junior inductees from the Class of 2017 will be announced at the Awards Convocation on Friday, April 29.

All new members of Phi Beta Kappa will be inducted in a ceremony that will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 13 (the day of the Baccalaureate service), in Hardie Auditorium of Palmer Hall. 

The annual luncheon will follow the induction ceremony at approximately 12:30 p.m. in the Refectory. Dr. Mary Goodloe, Rhodes College Phi Beta Kappa Class of 1984 and the fifth recipient of the Peyton Nalle Rhodes Prize, will be the speaker. Members of the Rhodes College community are invited to attend both of these events. The induction is free and open to the public; the luncheon costs $18 per person, and reservations are required. For reservations, please contact Dr. Courtney Collins (collinsc@rhodes.edu, Department of Economics). 

Phi Beta Kappa is America’s oldest collegiate honor society. Founded in 1776, its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding liberal arts students at America’s leading colleges and universities. Fewer than one percent of U.S. college graduates are eligible. Membership is one of the highest academic honors a student can attain, and it stands as a life-long mark of excellence in the study of the liberal arts. The Society champions the liberal arts — the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences — in higher education and in society at large. 

The Rhodes College Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa is consistently ranked among the best in the nation. The Gamma of Tennessee Chapter was established at Rhodes College on December 5, 1949. It was the 143rd in the nation to be chartered and the third in the state of Tennessee; there are currently 286 chapters in the United States. In addition to recognizing outstanding students and awarding the college’s highest academic honor (the Peyton Nalle Rhodes Prize), the chapter sponsors lectures by distinguished visiting scholars.

To learn more about Rhodes College Phi Beta Kappa, please visit www.rhodes.edu/content/phi-beta-kappa