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Students Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

More than 40 Red Raiders participated in the recent induction ceremony.

Written by Sydney O'Drobinak

The Texas Tech University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, elected its new cohort of student honorees who participated in an induction ceremony April 25.

Students inducted for 2013 are:

  • Timothy Robert Allen, a senior from Bellaire
  • Atia Amatulla, a senior from Lubbock
  • Kara Amavizea, a senior from Mustang, Okla.
  • Bush Benjamin, a senior from Lubbock
  • Dhruv Bhakta, a senior from Lamesa
  • Mary Ellen Bokenkamp, a senior from Parker, Colo.
  • Alyssa Bolin, a senior from Kerrville
  • Barbara Burton, a senior from Odessa
  • Jeffrey Chen, a senior from Houston
  • Megan Conley, a senior from Coahoma
  • Lara Davis, a senior from El Paso
  • Aren Taylor, a senior from Katy
  • Anibal Dominguez, a senior from Lubbock
  • David Esquivel, Jr., a senior from Lubbock
  • Catherine Fielder, a senior from Carrollton
  • John Thomas George, a senior from Houston
  • Charlotte Harrell, a senior from Fulton
  • Evelynn Hoang, a senior from Fort Worth
  • Jennifer Lynn Kennemur, a senior from Lubbock
  • Bridget Key, a senior from Lubbock
  • Melissa Ann Langston, a senior from Amarillo
  • Dana M. Layer, a senior from Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Kimberly Lundberg, a senior from Lubbock
  • Tyler Roger Marion, a senior from Lubbock
  • Molly Neace, a senior from Plano
  • Gabriela Pedroza, a senior from Lubbock
  • Jessica Ray, a senior from Allen
  • Nada Saed, a senior from Highland, N.Y.
  • Bianca Giselle Sasser, a senior from Lubbock
  • Ann Marie Scott, a senior from Garland
  • Brittany Seal, a senior from The Woodlands
  • Kavitha Selvan, a senior from Plano
  • Sarah Elizabeth Steindl, a senior from Spring
  • Hilary Stovall, a senior from Midland
  • Daniel Alexander Stroud, a senior from Lubbock
  • Scott Andrew Vadala, a senior from Plano
  • Tori Vaughan, a senior from Pflugerville
  • Cecilia Venegas, a senior from Odessa
  • Caitlin Waters, a senior from Clovis, N.M.
  • Jonathan Welch, a senior from Lubbock
  • Susan Whitehouse, a senior from Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Erin Lyn Wikelius, a senior from Austin

Texas Tech is one of about 10 percent of universities that has been granted the right to shelter a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and only about 10 percent of graduates in the liberal arts and sciences at the university are selected for lifetime membership.

The honor society prides itself on the foundations of personal freedom, scientific inquiry, liberty of conscience and creative endeadvor. Its motto, represented by the Greek initials, is: “Love of learning is the guide of life.” Notable members of the society include: former U.S. Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter; seven of the nine current U.S. Supreme Court Justices; actress Glenn Close; and NFL quarterback Peyton Manning.

“Texas Tech strives to be one of the best universities not only in the state of Texas, but in the country,” said Marc Lochbaum, Phi Beta Kappa chapter president. “The commitment of the university to support a Phi Beta Kappa Chapter is an example of us striving to be one of the best universities in the country.”

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The Texas Tech Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa celebrates academic achievement, intellectual integrity, and scholarly excellence.  Early in each spring semester, eligible junior and senior undergraduates are considered for election to the society.  An invitation to membership is a high honor to be treasured throughout one’s life.

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