55 Members of the Trinity College Class of 2018 Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

America’s Oldest Academic Honor Society Welcomes Graduates at Luncheon and Initiation Ceremony

​Hartford, Connecticut, May 30, 2018—The Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Luncheon and Ceremony took place at Trinity College on May 19, 2018. The 55 students elected from the Class of 2018 were among those who achieved the highest general scholastic standing.

The Phi Beta Kappa Society is the oldest and most prestigious academic honor society in the United States. Founded at the College of William and Mary in 1776, the society quickly established and granted a charter to chapters at Harvard and Yale. The Yale chapter established and granted a charter to Trinity in 1844, making Trinity’s chapter—Beta of Connecticut—the eighth oldest in the country. For more than two centuries, Phi Beta Kappa has admitted a select number of graduating seniors from its member chapters. Membership in Phi Beta Kappa is a mark of academic achievement and intellectual distinction recognized throughout the country.

The new members were welcomed and initiated by the Phi Beta Kappa, Beta of Connecticut officers: Charles A. Dana Research Associate Professor of Language and Culture Studies Sara Kippur, president; Associate Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field Coach John Michael Mason, vice president; Assistant Professor of Chemistry Cheyenne Brindle, secretary; and Director of Community Service and Civic Engagement Joe Barber, treasurer. An oration was offered by Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Language and Culture Studies Anne Lambright.

The following members of the Class of 2018 were elected to Phi Beta Kappa:

​Amro M.S. Arqoub
 
Mariam Avagyan
 
Jane Bisson
 
Christy Carmen Chan
 
Henry Chavez
 
Kun Chen
 
Yingfang (Lydia) Chen
 
Sarah Elizabeth Connors
 
Prawesh Dahal
 
Briana Rene Daley
 
Bailey Elizabeth D’Antonio
 
Kate L. Dietrich-Manion
 
Ngoc Hong Do
 
Haley Jean Dougherty
 
Eavan Frances Flanagan
 
Dana Marie Gionfriddo
 
Thomas Martin Gitchell
 
Graham E. Goodwin
 
Paul Roshan Handali
 
Lydia Grace Herndon
 
Ebenezer Hormenou
 
Caroline Marie Howell
 
Madison Blake Hummer
 
Ilya Ilyankou
 
Dylan Connor Ingram
 
Alexander Stephen Johnson
 
Louisa Luther Kammerer
Lilla Eva Kis
 
MacKenzie Shaw Levy
 
Noor Malik
 
Renae Marie Marquis
 
Meghan Makai Marsh
 
Jennifer Taylor Martin
 
Kira Mason
 
Sarah Arousiag Messenger
 
Isabelle Grace Moore
 
Akrit Mudvari
 
Thuy Thu Nguyen
 
Molly Elizabeth Nichols
 
My Tra Phung
 
Julia Christine Pitino
 
Sophie Aline Prince
 
Pearson Kenneth Probst
 
Hannah Rose Reichert
 
Deven James DeCapua Roberts
 
Richard Samuelson
 
Mathilde Caroline Chloe Sauquet
 
Soe Han Tha
 
Rachel Sarah Therrien
 
Emily Sandra Turner
 
Jacob Ezra Vargas
 
Shufan Wang
 
Dana Anderson Wensberg
 
Lauren Belle Wiener
 
Joo Won Fabiola Yun​
 

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