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In its final meeting of the 2022-23 academic year, the Hamilton Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa elected 25 members of the Class of 2023. Joining the 25 other members of the class who were elected in October and February are: 

McKinley Abernethy – Hispanic Studies
 Laura Bailey – Neuroscience
Sofia Block – Psychology
Samantha Chen – Creative Writing and Psychology
Sophie Christensen – French & Francophone studies and Literature
Jessica Eccleston – Biology
Anna Edelson – Environmental studies
Misaki Funada – Anthropology
Jacob Gliedman  – Economics
Alexa Goldstein – Neuroscience
Joshua Harmsen – Computer science
Elizabeth Kantrowitz – Psychology
Nyaari Kothiya – Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and Mathematics
Abigail LaCasse – Psychology
Jason Le – Cinema & Media Studies and Psychology
Nancy Loh – German Studies and Mathematics
Maeve Luparello – Economics and Hispanic Studies
Fiona Murphy - Art
Violet Newhouse – Sociology
Lillian Norton-Brainerd – Environmental Studies
Katelyn Perruc – Hispanic Studies and Public Policy
Jed Rifkin – Classical Studies
Talia Rosen – Art
Ryan Smolarsky – Physics
Merrill Storch – Physics

Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest academic honorary society in the United States. The Hamilton chapter was established in 1869, making it the fifth oldest in the state. Students are elected during their senior year on the basis of academic distinction in the liberal arts and sciences. In examining the academic records of candidates, the chapter considers the breadth of their engagement with the liberal arts and their fulfillment of the College’s academic purposes and goals.

Breadth in the liberal arts involves one course in at least five of the six following categories: arts, mathematics/computer science, sciences, social sciences, languages, and humanities. In each of at least three of those categories, the student will have taken two courses (including one at or above the 200-level).

In addition to studying broadly and deeply, a student must have completed at least six semesters of coursework with Hamilton faculty and be of good moral character to be eligible for selection. 

The Hamilton chapter, comprised of faculty and administrator members of Phi Beta Kappa, normally selects up to 10 percent of the senior class for membership. 

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