Released: May 19, 1999
Centre College taps new members of Phi Beta Kappa
DANVILLE, KY-Centre College recently inducted 25 junior and senior students into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. To be eligible, each student had to rank in the top 10 percent of Centre's senior class or the top one percent of the junior class. In addition, each student met recommended standards for character and campus leadership.
A college may establish a Phi Beta Kappa chapter only by meeting high standards for academic excellence among its faculty and students. Fewer than 300 colleges and universities in the United States currently have chapters, and Centre is the only independent college in Kentucky to be included.
The recent honorees at Centre were: from the junior class - John Cain of Buckhorn; John Goodman of Mobile, Ala.; and Michael Lanham of Gravel Switch. And from the senior class - David Adams, Athens, Ga.; John Ballert and Jay Garmon, Prospect; Michael Bradshaw, S. Pekin, Ill.; Jarrod Brown, Nicholasville; Whitney Cammack, Cynthiana; Sarah Cantrell, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Carrie Cutter, Georgetown; Scott Dilley, Oxford, Miss.; Jenny Gowen, Crestwood; Chris Kuhnhein, Ft. Thomas; Matt Meacham, Chester, Ill.; Emily Meador, Taylor Spalding, Emily Upton, Jessi Wortham and Brooke Zimmerman, all of Louisville; Molly Mittler, St. Louis, Mo.; Jason Neiser, Villa Hills; Leigh Redd, Cadiz; David Sigmon, Hendersonville, N.C.; and Joslyn Strupp, Boone, N.C.
In addition, Sam Coy of Richmond and Ben Jessie of Knob Lick, who were inducted last year as juniors, served as guides for the new members during the induction process.
Centre is a selective college currently ranked by U.S. News &
World Report as one of the 50 top liberal arts colleges in the United
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