|Three School of Public Health students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa|
|April 13, 2007|
Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most honored of all college honorary societies, has inducted three UNC School of Public Health undergraduate students as new members. An additional 125 students from across the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were also inducted.
New members from the School of Public Health are:
Phi Beta Kappa membership is open to undergraduates in UNC-Chapel Hill's College of Arts and Sciences and professional degree programs who meet stringent eligibility requirements. Each new member received a certificate and a Phi Beta Kappa key, the organization's symbol.
A student who has completed 75 hours of course work and has a grade-point average of 3.85 (on a 4-point scale) or better is eligible for membership. Also eligible is any student who has competed 105 hours of course work and has a 3.75 grade-point average. Grades earned at other universities are not considered. Less than 1 percent of all college students qualify to be members.
Past and present Phi Beta Kappa members from across the country have included six American presidents, 12 U.S. Supreme Court justices and numerous artistic, intellectual and political leaders. There are 276 Phi Beta Kappa chapters nationwide. UNC-Chapel Hill's chapter, Alpha of North Carolina, was founded in 1904 and is the oldest of six chapters in the state.
An April 9 ceremony honoring the new inductees was held at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education and featured remarks by Daniel Wallace, English professor in the UNC-Chapel Hill creative writing program and author of the 1998 novel "Big Fish."
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|Last updated April 13, 2007|