Williams College Students Elected Phi Beta Kappa12:00AM / Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Williamstown - Williams College has announced the election of 26 members of the Williams class of 2007 to Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society rewarding students for high academic achievement at the college level.
Election to Phi Beta Kappa is granted to the top five percent of the Williams class of 2007 at the end of their junior year.
At the end of the senior year, students in the top 12.5 percent of the class, excluding those already elected, are eligible for election.
The students elected at the end of their junior year (listed name, major(s), hometown format) are:
Philip F.W. Arnolds, economics, Chicago, Ill.
Alexandria N. Augustine, history, Bonita, Calif.
Katherine A. Baldiga, mathematics and economics, Hopkinton, Mass.
Priyanka Bangard, psychology, Kolkata, India
Shane Bobrycki, English and history, DeWitt, N.Y.
Blake E. Emerson, philosophy and political science, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Nathan D. Friend, history, Seattle, Wash.
Youngjin F. Hahn, art and philosophy, Manlius, N.Y.
Ashley Hartman, political economy, Miami, Fla.
Julie-Erika M. Haydu, biology, Guilford, Conn.
Patrick A. Huffer, biology, Boulder, Colo.
Ross D. Kravitz, mathematics, Philadelphia, Pa.
Jared R. Mayers, biology, Bellevue, Wash.
Matthew T. McCarthy, biology, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Bryan Y. Norton, philosophy, Broadview Heights, Ohio
William H. Parsons, mathematics and chemistry, Signal Mountain, Tenn.
Hyejin Rho, Seoul, mathematics and economics, Republic of Korea
Alan R. Rodrigues, chemistry, Dresher, Pa.
Rachel G. Shalev, history, Old Saybrook, Conn.
Brian Z. Simanek, mathematics and physics, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Anne E. Smith, history and theater, Indianapolis, Ind.
Daniel L. M. Suess, chemistry and English, Spokane, Wash.
Natalie I. Vokes, chemistry, Chicago, Ill.
Martin J. Williams, economics, Portland, Ore.
Lindsey C. Wu, mathematics and statistics, Cary, N.C.
Devin S. Yagel, biology and English, Midlothian, Va.
Williams College is recognized for its excellence among the country's Phi Beta Kappa chapters, of which there are 270 nationwide.
John Churchill, chief executive officer of Phi Beta Kappa, recently praised Williams.
"Its' members have set a constructive example of how to make a constructive impact on a campus community," he said. "It is exciting to see the values of Phi Beta Kappa given such a tangible and valuable expression."