Hollins’ Phi Beta Kappa Chapter Welcomes New Members

Hollins’ Phi Beta Kappa Chapter Welcomes New Members

Academics, Accolades and Awards

April 25, 2024

Hollins’ Phi Beta Kappa Chapter Welcomes New Members Phi Beta Kappa 2024

The Iota of Virginia Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society at Hollins inducted 16 new student members at a ceremony held April 22 in the university’s Botetourt Reading Room.

Twelve students gathered in person for their recognition while four others joined remotely via Zoom.

Inducted were seniors Sophia Ciatti, Gabriella de Ornelas, Natté Fortier, Naomi Gakusi, Zeina Ghanem, Ally Goguen, Marie Gruver, Alexa Hulse, Amy Nguyen, Linh Nguyen, Viktor Oler, Eleanor Robb, Olivia Sacci, and Meisoon Shalaby. Matilda Sieger and Sam Stuhlmiller were also welcomed as junior class members.

Since 1776, Phi Beta Kappa has championed education in the arts and sciences, fostered freedom of thought, and recognized academic excellence. As America’s most prestigious academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa honors the best and brightest liberal arts and sciences undergraduates from 293 top schools across the nation through a highly selective, merit-based invitation process.

Ten percent of U.S. colleges and universities have Phi Beta Kappa chapters. These chapters select only about ten percent of their arts and sciences graduates to join.

Phi Beta Kappa members include 17 U.S. presidents, 42 Supreme Court justices, and more than 150 Nobel laureates.

Represented by a signature gold key and three Greek letters, Phi Beta Kappa offers a credential that has national recognition. Membership affirms the society’s motto, “Love of learning is the guide of life.”