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97th Commencement: Phi Beta Kappa Society Inductees 2010

5/16/10 7:00pm

Seventy-five students, three more than last year, became members of Phi Beta Kappa, an honor society that recognizes outstanding achievements in the liberal arts and sciences, at the annual induction ceremony Friday in Hamman Hall.

Inductees must be in the top 10 percent of their graduating class and they must have completed at least 90 semester hours in courses that are not focused on the development of particular professional skills. Of these courses, 10 must be from outside the division of the student's major.

History Professor Lisa Balabanlilar spoke to inductees at the ceremony. Balabanlilar is this year's winner of the Sophia M. Farb Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize, which awards the most outstanding non-tenured Rice professor based on faculty review of student instructor evaluations. The selection committee for the prize consisted of Computer Science Department Chair John Greiner, sociology Professor Bridget Gorman and philosophy Professor Mark Kulstad.

-Jocelyn Wright

List of 2010 inductees

Yosuke Akiyama

Candase Dawn Arnold

Bailey Elisse Basile

Anish Bavishi

Erin R. Beisner

John C. Berens

Marianne Elizabeth Beynon

Scott W. Bock

James Clark Bookhout

Jessica Lynn Boulavsky

Diego Caballero Orduna

Rose Cahalan

Joseph Chang

Philip Chu

Jared Giles Cocke

Alyssa Marie Cotterman

Andrew James Davenport

Sara De La Rosa

David Nigel John Downing

Allison Adriana Elliott

Elena Marie Fabiano

Christopher Michael Fraser

Hunter B. Gilbert

Felona Gunawan

Brian Scott Henderson

Rebecca Lynn Henderson

Brittany Nicole Hodgson

William Bradley Houston

David Jonathan Hrncir

Jessie Yanshu Huang

Daniel Jong

Nicolas Daniel Kamas

Jessie Nga Yin Lau

Jonathan Patton Lo

Julia Ellen Davidson Lukomnik

Jennifer Xinrong Luo

Jessica Ellie Ma

Cort Brendan Malmberg

Heidi Martini-Stoica

Yuan Mei

Robert Joseph Meister

Joseph Michael Mello

Rachel M. Mercer-Smith

Yves Benedict Meyer

Stephen Charles Morris

Arturo Munoz

Esei Mace Murakishi

Chaya Murali

Seth Patrick O'Brien

Katelyn Ostendorf

David Ouyang

Shalin S. Patel

Melisa Günsel Pferdehirt

Varun P. Rajan

Saneal Rajanahally

Anna Elise Roberts

Joseph Rodd

Joseph Andrew Rosenthal

Jamie L. Sammis

Celine Santiago

Kathleen Patricia Schnelle

Erin Elizabeth Scott

Jordan Shanker

Chelsea Cara Smith

Alex G. Solomon

Lisa Y Sun

Catherine Louise Swanson

Aaron Joshua Thomas

Andrew John Thompson

Ashley Corinne Thompson

Helen Tsao

Apphia Lihan Wang

Yu-hsuan Samuel Wang

Eric William Wilde

Jessy Shengjianzi Yang

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