|Four public health undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa|
|December 05, 2011|
Four students enrolled in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most honored college honorary society. They are Kori Leigh Brady and Zachary Ryan McCaw (biostatistics majors), Meaghan Casey O'Neal (health policy and management major), and Kathryn Marie Singsank (environmental health sciences major).
The recent induction ceremony featured remarks by Ruel Tyson, professor of religious studies in UNC's College of Arts and Sciences. The 138 new UNC members received certificates and Phi Beta Kappa keys, the organization's symbol.
Phi Beta Kappa membership is open to undergraduates in the college and professional degree programs who meet stringent eligibility requirements. A student who has completed 75 hours of course work with a GPA of 3.85 or better (on a 4-point scale) is eligible for membership. Also eligible is any student who has competed 105 hours of course work in the liberal arts and sciences with a 3.75 GPA. Grades earned at other universities are not considered. Less than 1 percent of all college students qualify.
Past and present Phi Beta Kappa members from across the country have included 17 American presidents and numerous artistic, intellectual and political leaders. Seven of the nine U.S. Supreme Court Justices are members.
Phi Beta Kappa has 280 chapters nationwide. UNC's chapter, Alpha of North Carolina, was founded in 1904 and is the oldest of seven chapters in the state. Each year, Phi Beta Kappa chapters and alumni associations across the country raise and distribute more than $1 million in awards, scholarships and prizes benefiting high school and college students.
Phi Beta Kappa officers at Carolina for 2011-2012 are students William McLeane, president; Elise Stephenson, vice president; and Jarrard Cole, recording secretary. Robert Lowman, PhD, associate vice chancellor for research, is chapter secretary and faculty adviser.
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UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health contact: Ramona DuBose, director of communications, (919) 966-7467 or email@example.com.
|Last updated December 16, 2011|