January 13th, 2014 | University

Phi Beta Kappa members inducted

At the conclusion of the fall semester, eight juniors and 60 seniors were inducted into Yale’s chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

The national bylaws of Phi Beta Kappa permit each chapter to elect no more than 10 percent of every graduating class to the society; otherwise, each chapter may set its own admissions criteria and academic standards. At Yale, admission to Phi Beta Kappa is determined by the percentage of straight-A grades in a transcript. A mark of CR for a course taken CR/D/Fail counts as a non-A grade in the calculations.

Yale elects students to the society in three elections between junior fall, senior fall and Commencement. The 60 seniors inducted this fall join 13 of their classmates who were elected to the society last fall, as juniors.

Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary. Since then, about 10 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities have formed chapters. As 10 percent of graduates at these institutions are inducted, roughly one out of 100 college graduates in the Unites States is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Special perks of membership include discounts at “Newsweek” and at Barnes & Noble.

Read the list of Phi Beta Kappa’s newest inductees below:

First Election Class of 2015:

Edward Christopher Licaros Dee
Dylan Cunningham Greaves
Michael Garrett Hopkins
Seth Borton Kolker
Jarrell Jun Jie Ng
Aunica Lee Steele
Matthew J. Townsend
Blake Eliot Woodworth

Second Election Class of 2014:

Sarah Barbara Abdallah
Susannah Kumari Albert-Chandhok
Nicolas Aldana
Nicholas Sterling Alers
Jason Paul Allmaras
Shon Arieh-Lerer
Russell Clay Ault
Alexander Sanghyun Bae
Isabel Emma Beshar
Patrick Abbott Chase
Grayson Edward Clary
Jenna Margaret Cook
Margaret Elizabeth Coons
Krisha Desai
Michael John DiScala
Alan Saul Elbaum
Kenneth Kun Fang
Emily Reynolds Farr
Enrico Giuseppe Ferro
Daniel Evan Frondorf
Daisuke Alexander Gatanaga
Zacharoula Gkotsi
Katarzyna Agata Hitczenko
Sarah Jampel
Andrea Marta Januta
Ruoyi Jiang
Matthew Kuan Johnson
Hendrik Keating Kits van Heyningen
Sebastian Hassan John Koochaki
Chelsea Edwards Lane
Kevin Li
Ayezan Malik
Holly Beth Mandel
Benjamin Mappin-Kasirer
Ryan Michael McKinnon
Alexandra Marie Noonan
Wojciech Tomasz Osowiecki
Cassie Ja-ann Pan
Achyut Rao Patil
Jessica Perfetto
Laura Portuondo
Julie Ye Qiu
Naureen Rashid
Julia Lindsay Rohrer
Jonas Rosenbrück
Joshua Scott Rozner
Swee Khee Brenda Seah
Sophia Elana Shimer
Jack Shilei Shu
Thomas Alan Sorrentino
Laura Gray Speyer
Rayner Yunwei Teo
Stephanie Anastasia Tubiolo
Emily J. Ullmann
Aren James Vastola
Patrick Quinn White
Antonia Elizabeth Woodford
Eun Sung Yang
E-Lynn Yap
Connie Ann Zhao