Centre College taps new members of Phi Beta Kappa
DANVILLE, KY - Centre College recently inducted 26 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 - Daniel Rhodes Beasley of Athens, Ala., and Kevin Bronson Wood of Georgetown, Ky. And from the senior class - Louise Middlebrooks Barnes, Kingsport, Tenn.; Brian T. Briscoe, Corbin; Kyle Bertram Brothers, Union; Kristel Ann Clayville, Frankfort; Emily Faye Denham, Danville; Janell Marie Epley, Lancaster; Charles Kevin Frick Jr., Richmond, Va.; Sarah Marie Gardiner, Waterloo, Belgium; Rebecca Lee Hamilton, Lexington; Lucia Hardi, South Sumatera, Indonesia; Charles Michael Hokayem, Knoxville, Tenn.; Grace-Nicole Danielle Kelley, Junction City; Elam Andrew Leed, Friars Hill, W.Va.; Blake Jonathan Malone, Columbia, Tenn.; Lara Elaine McCoy, Signal Mountain, Tenn.; John Harlan Norris, Nicholasville; Jane Elizabeth Owen, Dunwoody , Ga.; Johnnie Judson Perry II, Jackson, Miss.; Andrew Thomas Poker, Knoxville, Tenn.; Bryan J. Proksch, Muskego, Wis.; Kelly Lynn Rice, Danville; Shavonne Lee Smith, San Antonio, Texas; William Nathan Ross Todd, Paducah; Emily Kate Tribble, Southbend, Ind.; and William David Wilkerson, South Shore.
In addition, John Goodman of Mobile, Ala., and Michael Lanham of Gravel Switch, 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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