Twelve Seniors Nominated to Phi Beta Kappa

The members of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Maine, have nominated 12 seniors for membership in PBK.

The nominations are in recognition of the students’ outstanding academic records at Bowdoin and any other college or university where they may have studied through the first semester of their senior years.




The nominees are:

Jacob Aaron Blum
Maxwell Joseph Brandstadt
Rebecca Muriel Centanni
Kailana Emery Durnan
Daniel Henry Ertis
Michael Joos Gale
Elizabeth Catherine Mamantov
Nathan Aureleo Miller
Molly Campbell Porcher
Benjamin Weinstein Richmond
Samuel George Turner
Sharif Munther Younes

These students join the following 11 members of the class of 2013 who were nominated for membership in Phi Beta Kappa in September 2012 on the basis of their academic records through their junior years:

Emma MacKinnon Cutler
Joseph Stanley Durgin
Katherine Bevier Kinkel
Sarah Butler Levin
Danica Jade Loucks
Nathan Louis Meyers
Luoqian Peng
Matthew Ross Spring
Asher Mason Stamell
Sheela Phansalkar Turbek
Benjamin Drew Ziomek

These students will be officially elected and initiated into Phi Beta Kappa at a ceremony to be held Friday, May 24, 2013, the day before Commencement.

The Phi Beta Kappa Society, the national honorary fraternity for the recognition and promotion of scholarship, was founded at the College of William and Mary in 1776. The Bowdoin chapter (Alpha of Maine), the sixth in order of establishment, was founded in 1825.

Election is based primarily on scholarly achievement, and consideration is given to the student’s entire college record. The total number of students selected each year does not normally exceed ten percent of the number graduating in May.

Students elected to Phi Beta Kappa are expected to be persons of integrity and good moral character, and must have completed at least 24 semester courses of college work (including 16 courses at Bowdoin).

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