Phi Beta Kappa gets 16 new members

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Sixteen Marietta College seniors were recently 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 29.

The inductees, who will graduate May 12 during Marietta College’s 176th Commencement ceremony, were Lauren Currie (Lockport, N.Y.),Caleb Ellis (St. Albans, W.Va.), Jordan Grilliot (Brookville, Ohio), Melanie Hendershot (Marietta, Ohio), Taylor Landrie (Fredericksburg, Va.), Jared Lint (Greensburg, Pa.), Fang Xiao Liu (Beijing, China), Rachael Lyles (Gallipolis, Ohio), Caleb Muller (Bexley, Ohio), Jessica Penny (Bellefontaine, Ohio), Valerie Price (Parkersburg, W.Va.), Ben Reese (Marietta, Ohio), Chyrsten Regelski (Greenville, Ohio), Robert Schehl (Caldwell, Ohio), Connor Walters (Bay Village, Ohio) and Trisha Wendel (Aurora, Ohio).

Currie, a graduate of Lockport Senior High School, will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and International Leadership.

Ellis, a graduate of St. Albans High School, will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science.

Grilliot, a graduate of Northmont High School, will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art.

Hendershot, a graduate of Warren High School, will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a concentration in creative writing.

Landrie will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Leadership.

Lint, a graduate of Hempfield Area Senior High School, will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering.

Liu will receive a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

Lyles, a graduate of Gallia Academy High School, will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.

Muller, a graduate of Bexley High School, will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems.

Penny, a graduate of Bellefontaine High School, will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and International Leadership.

Price, a graduate of Parkersburg High School, will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and English.

Reese, a graduate of Marietta High School, will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics.

Regelski, a graduate of Arcanum High School, will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and Health Science.

Schehl, a graduate of Caldwell High School, will receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design.

Walters, a graduate of St. Ignatius High School, will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism.

Wendel, a graduate of Kenston High School, will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science.

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).