Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa (ΦΒΚ) is the nation’s oldest academic honor society and has more than 500,000 members. ΦΒΚ stands for Φιλοσοφία Βίου Κυβερνήτης (Philosophia Biou Kybernētēs), which means “Love of wisdom is the guide of life” or “Philosophy is the governor of one’s life.” Phi Beta Kappa celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. The society sponsors activities to advance these studies — the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences — in higher education and in society at large.
Congratulations to the following Honors Students who have been invited to become lifetime members of Phi Beta Kappa!
Congratulations to Kristen Vogt (Honors Class of 2019) for receiving honorable mention for the this year’s Goldwater Scholar awards.
Goldwater Scholars are chosen as a result of a highly selective national competition which honors exceptional undergraduate students who plan to pursue graduate degrees in the STEM fields and careers in research.
The Goldwater is a prestigious award, and the acknowledgment of our students as scholars and honorable mentions is a significant accomplishment. The 2018 Goldwater Scholars were selected based on academic merit from a field of 1,280 natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering students nominated by the campus representatives from over 2,000 colleges and universities nationwide. From thousands of remarkable applicants, 211 scholarships were awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year to undergraduate sophomores and juniors from the United States, and an additional 281 nominees were named as Honorable Mentions.