Marietta College inducts 14 into prestigious Phi Beta Kappa

 

pbk2015Fourteen Marietta College seniors were inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa society, which was established in 1860 at the College.

The ceremony was held in the Trustee Conference Room of the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center on Monday, April 27.

The inductees, who will graduate May 3 during Marietta College’s 178th Commencement ceremony, were Joe Andler (Canal Fulton, Ohio), Anna Bordonada (Palestine, W.Va.), Michael Fahy (Washington, Pa.), Alexandra Jurgens (Walnut Creek, Calif.), Sean Kuhn (Irwin, Pa.), Jacob Markiewicz (Huntington, Ind.), Gretchen Miller (Madison, Ohio), Eric Onacila (Strongsville, Ohio), Charlee Ottersberg (Arvada, Colo.), Lisa Roberts (Parkersburg, W.Va.), Chelsea Smith (Vincent, Ohio), Ryan Turnewitsch (St. Clairsville, Ohio), Margaret Watt (Pleasant City, Ohio) and Rebekah Wood (Pleasant City, Ohio).

Andler, a graduate of Canton Central Catholic High School, will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics.

Bordonada, who was home schooled, will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History.

Fahy, a graduate of Trinity Senior High School, will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Asian Studies.

Jurgens, a graduate of Northgate High School, will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Mathematics.

Kuhn, a graduate of Norwin Senior High School, will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science.

Markiewicz, a graduate of Oneida High School, will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering.

Miller, a graduate of Madison High School, will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry.

Onacila, a graduate of Strongsville Senior High School, will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering.

Ottersberg, a graduate of Arvada West High School, will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising & Public Relations.

Roberts will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.

Smith, a graduate of Warren High School, will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Turnewitsch, who was home schooled, will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry.

Watt, a graduate of Canfield High School, will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry.

Wood, a graduate of Shenandoah High School, will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry.

To be considered for election to membership, a student must be of good character and must have achieved a scholastic record of outstanding excellence in a broad program of studies, the major part of which must lie within the area known as the liberal arts and sciences.

Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. It is the oldest national academic honor society in the United States. The Gamma of Ohio chapter at Marietta College was established in 1860; it was the third chapter in Ohio and the 16th in the nation.

The criteria for consideration for election to Phi Beta Kappa are as follows: The student must take at least 60 hours of work in residence at Marietta College. The student must achieve a grade point average sufficient for graduation with honors (3.5 or better) and must graduate in the upper 10th of the class. Because election to Phi Beta Kappa emphasizes breadth and depth of scholarship, the student’s record must display evidence of both.