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13 Seniors Elected to Honors Society

A new class of top academic performers in a variety of majors was recently elected to membership in the Zeta of Massachusetts chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest undergraduate honors organization. Its purpose is to recognize, reward, and encourage scholarship in the liberal arts and sciences. The Smith College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was established in 1905. Rules of eligibility are established by the chapter in accordance with the regulations of the national society.

Elected Smith students are: Debra Caldieri AC, a classics major from Northampton; Piecha Chang, a psychology major from Wayne, Pennsylvania; Kristin W. Davis, theater/Italian, from South Hadley; Maria J. Heidenreich, computer science, East Corinth, Vermont; Alexis Lamb, psychology/French, New Rochelle, New York; Clara Lewis, sociology, Newton, Massachusetts; Katrina B. Mitchell, anthropology, Middletown, Connecticut; Sabine Rhyne AC, sociology and anthropology, Putney, Vermont; Renna Stevens, neuroscience, Watertown, Massachusetts; Kimberly K. Sullivan, government, Aptos, California; Nora Testerman, anthropology, Anacortes, Washington; Lisa Unangst, American studies, Topsham, Maine; and Brita Zitin, comparative literature, Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Students elected to Phi Beta Kappa in the fall of their senior year are in the top three percent of their class and must have taken at least one course in each of the seven major fields of knowledge in the liberal arts. An additional group of students is elected in the spring, before commencement. The total number of students elected to Phi Beta Kappa in a given year may not exceed 10 percent of the senior class.

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