78 Pitt Students Inducted Into Phi Beta Kappa

Issue Date: 
May 17, 2010

The University of Pittsburgh chapter of Phi Beta Kappa inducted 78 Pitt students into its 2010 class during a May 1 initiation ceremony in the Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom of the Barco Law Building.

Founded in 1776 at The College of William & Mary, Phi Beta Kappa is America’s oldest college honor society. Election to Phi Beta Kappa is considered by many to be the most prestigious honor of academic excellence that can be conferred upon students majoring in one of the liberal arts and sciences. Among the organization’s lineage are 17 U.S. Presidents, 38 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, and 136 Nobel Laureates.

Local chapters work within the organization’s national guidelines to establish their own criteria for admission. At Pitt, eligibility requirements include, among others, proficiency in a foreign language as well as the completion of a demanding, broadly distributed program of course work spanning the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Completing a well-distributed program of course work is more important than a 4.0 grade point average. Grade point average requirements range from 3.5 to 3.9, with the lower criterion applying to students who have earned at least 90 liberal arts credits at Pitt and the higher criterion applying to those who have earned 60 liberal arts credits at Pitt.

Pitt’s 2010 Phi Beta Kappa inductees include:

Rachel E. Aliotta

Natalie Gene Allen

Christopher J. Bahur

Andrew Jay Berson

Catherine M. Bohner

Henry Jacob Borish

Katherine Elyse Campbell

Justin Edward Cardinale

Philip Carullo*

He Chang*

Chris Jonathan Cole

David Walter Combs

Rhiannon Nichole Cook

William H. Denq

Nicholas Regis DeStefino

Amanda Lee Dippold

Karolina Duskova

Bradley Matthew End

Jennifer Febbo

Richard P. Fiorella

Kevin A. Flaherty

Lorraine E. Fowler

Anjalika Gandhi

Brandon Lee Gillie

Alyssa Boden Green

Mary Elizabeth Harbist

Ashley L. Heisey

Jessica A. Herbe

Jessica E. Herman

Elizabeth Hocking*

Jennifer Howells

Alexander S. Jamison

Amelia L. Johnson

Millie S. Joneja

Rebecca A. Kerner *

Thomas T. Korpar

Andrea Kostura*

Gabrielle Langmann*

Grace W. Lindsay*

Yiyi Liu

Amy Danyl Lu

Jody L. Manners

Sarai Martinez-Suazo*

Ashley Rae Martz

Emma Catherine McAuley*

Molly McLaren*

Abhinav Mittal

Julia L. Morley

Rebecca Carole Morral

Kylie Lucinda Morris

Michael R. Muder

Courtlyn Elizabeth


Terri Ann Nicely

Michael Gerard Olah

Julia M. O’Rourke

Sumir R. Pandit*

Maria T. Panteva

Laura M. Pasek

Jacob William Phillips

Priya Rajendran

Natalie Reizine *

John Michael Roberts

Christine Anne Roden

Cory Rodgers*

Gabrielle Fayth Rozenberg

Marc Howard Schutzbank

Punit Singh

Savita Srinivasa

Olivia Ann Stapinski

Carrie A. Stem

Nathaniel D. Swift-Erslev

Chelsea Ann Tessmer

Tameka Bridget Thompson

Carolyn Blair Wagner

Carrie Weintraub

Carly Werner

Elizabeth Wiehagen

Juliette Yedimenko*

(* Pitt juniors)