Phi Beta Kappa Names 15 New Members

| May 2, 2012

Sweet Briar College inducted its newest members of Phi Beta Kappa yesterday, May 1, in Pannell Gallery.

Fifteen students were initiated from the Class of 2012, including Corinne Adams, Lauren Babineau, Kathryn Bryant, Carol Ferguson, Elizabeth Hannon, Holley Ledbetter, Mi Li, Madalyn Mawyer, Felicia McGuire, Michelle Messier, Stephanie Prato, Emily Prince, Mary Rora, Caroline Sorensen and Seanne Weekes. Maria El-Abd and Alexandra St. Pierre were inducted last year. To see a list of members from previous years, visit

Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest and most widely known academic honor society. It was founded by five students at the College of William & Mary in 1776 during the American Revolution. Since its inception, the society has embraced the principles of freedom of inquiry and liberty of thought and expression. According to its website, “Phi Beta Kappa celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America’s leading colleges and universities. The society sponsors activities to advance these studies — the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences — in higher education and in society at large.”

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