Marietta inducts 13 in prestigious Phi Beta Kappa

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Thirteen 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 28.

The inductees, who will graduate May 11 during Marietta College’s 177th Commencement ceremony, were Margaret Alden (Newport, Ohio), Laura Carpenter (Pennsboro, W.Va.), Joshua Counselman (Wellsville, W.Va.), Alisha Dunn (Doylestown, Ohio), Rachel Hartong (Mount Vernon, Ohio), Eric Hansen (Erie. Pa.), Michelle Kelley (Stow, Ohio), Lindsey Kudaroski (Washington, Pa.), Michael Phillips (Harrison, Ohio), Hannah Ratliff (Tucson, Ariz.), Destiny Remenaric (Doylestown, Ohio), MaLisa Spring (Zanesville, Ohio) and Katherine Tedesco (Aurora, Ohio).

Alden, a graduate of Frontier High School, will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science.

Carpenter, a graduate of Ritchie County High School, will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Mathematics.

Counselman, a graduate of Brooke High School, will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

Dunn, a graduate of Chippewa High School, will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering.

Hartong, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School, will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Accounting and Finance.

Hansen, a graduate of McDowell High School, will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering.

Kelley, a graduate of Stow-Munroe Falls High School, will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science.

Kudaroski, a graduate of Trinity Senior High School, will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising & Public Relations.

Phillips, a graduate of William H. Harrison High School, will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology.

Ratliff, a graduate of St. Augustine Catholic High School, will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History.

Remenaric, a graduate of Chippewa High School, will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.

Spring, a graduate of Maysville High School, will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.

Tedesco, a graduate of Upper Arlington Senior High School, will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.

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.

Marietta College’s Phi Beta Kappa faculty leaders are Dr. Kathryn McDaniel (president), Dr. Carolyn Hares-Stryker (vice president) and Dr. Matt Menzel (secretary).