Seven "junior members" of the Class of 2015 were initiated into Phi Beta Kappa on Friday, Oct. 17; though initiated this fall, these students were elected on the basis of their standing through their junior year at Sewanee. The initiation was scheduled during Family Weekend so that the students’ families could attend the ceremony. The initiation in the University Archives was followed by a reception with the other members of the chapter.
Election to Phi Beta Kappa is perhaps the most prized honor a college student can receive. Students who have demonstrated exceptional academic excellence become eligible for election after completing at least five consecutive semesters. Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary; the Sewanee Chapter, Beta of Tennessee, was established in 1926.
Congratulations to Sewanee’s newest members:
- Bronte Marie Goodhue, Signal Mountain, Tennessee
- Brian Barrett Glatt, Knoxville, Tennessee
- Charlotte Whitcomb Salley, Washington, DC
- Callie Ashton Oldfield, Joelton, Tennessee
- Kiela Aileen Crabtree, Brentwood, Tennessee
- Kelsa Anne Warner, Fayetteville, Tennessee
- Chase Benson Brantley, Danielsville, Georgia
Additional students in the Class of 2015 will be elected to Phi Beta Kappa and initiated during the Easter semester.