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Math students granted membership in prestigious honors society

August 24, 2011

Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary, and is the oldest and most respected academic honors society in the United States. Membership is by invitation only, strictly by grade point average, and limited to juniors and seniors whose majors fall within the liberal arts and sciences.
The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences is proud and honored to have six of its students invited for induction to this prestigious honors society: Geno Anthony Guerra, dual major in mathematics and economics; Alexander Jay Gutierrez, Barrett Honors student majoring in mathematics with a minor in Spanish; Dylan Kent Jones, mathematics major; Amanda Lee Otte, dual major in mathematics and math in secondary education; Heather L. Walicki, dual major in mathematics and Spanish; and Chloe Rae Wallace-Patterson, computational mathematics major with a certificate in symbolic systems, and minor in Spanish.
The society advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences, and only invites those for induction of the most outstanding academic achievement. It embraces the principles of freedom of inquiry and liberty of thought and expression; only one college senior in a hundred, nationwide, is invited to join.
Other members of Phi Beta Kappa include Condoleezza Rice, Tom Brokaw, Glenn Close, and former presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton.