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Phi Beta Kappa elects 66 students as members at ASU

October 27, 2011

What do Condoleezza Rice, Tom Brokaw, Glenn Close and Bill Clinton have in common?

They are all members of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest academic honor society in the United States.

Arizona State University’s Beta of Arizona Chapter has inducted 66 new members into its chapter, which is one of just 280 chapters in the United States.

Phi Beta Kappa was founded by five students at the college of William and Mary in 1776, to honor outstanding students in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

The new members at ASU, and the high schools they graduated from, are:


• Liam Christian Bosch and Lauren Renee Covey, Mountain Pointe.
• Lauren Elise Davis, Ann Madeline Mayer and Mary Hannah Smith, Xavier Prep.
• Geno Anthony Guerra, Desert Vista.
• Mirna Hodzic, North Canyon.
• Julia Ilkova Ivanova and John William Wolfe, Phoenix Country Day School.
• Holly Ann Nicolaisen and Graeme Jason Fox, Greenway.
• Madeline Helene Sands, Amanda Helen Glass, and Jane Truc Ly, North.
• Eric Stout and Amanda Lea Otte, Desert Vista.
• Blake William Thomson, Brophy Prep.
• Melanie Patterson, Arizona Lutheran Academy.
• Deanna Marie Stover and Mary Helen Labadie, Veritas Preparatory Academy.
• Stephanie Odette De La Rosa, Pinnacle.
• Christopher Robinson (G.E.D).

• Veronica Kathryn Carillo, Rebecca Diddams and Benjamin Scolaro, McClintock.
• Tegan Marie Hullinger and Jessica Perry Knab, Corona del Sol.
• Sarah Katherine Cassidy, Marcos de Niza.

• Mary Elizabeth Hutchinson, Red Mountain.
• Holly Elizabeth Vins, Mountain View.
• Chelsea Rosalyn Rubin, Dobson.

• Jessica Ariane Cyrell and James Samuel Sandys, Chaparral.
• Sarah Elizabeth Gerdes, Horizon.
• Christy Ching Yi Lau, Coronado.

• John Lulewicz, Centennial.
• Evan Adam Lewis, Sunrise Mountain.

• Marie Allyson Manning, AZ Agribusiness & Equine Center.
• Kalyn Marie Olehausen and Julia Ann Kalmar, Mesquite.
• Sophie Aigner and Dylan Kent Jones, Highland.

Litchfield Park:
• Michelle Pare Rhiannon, Primavera Online.

• Chelsea Patchen, Dominic Andrew Papa and Jenna Lee McClure, Hamilton.

• Jennifer Renee Wilcox, Ironwood.

• Dilim Ebele Dieke, Rincon.
• Carolyn Grant, Canyon Del Oro.
• Jaime Watson, Palo Verde High Magnet School.
• Shelby Jeanne Doyle, Mountain View.

Prescott Valley:
• Steven Cox Legler, Bradshaw Mountain.


Palo Alto:
• Colleen Dimit Sauer, Palo Alto.

• Madison Pinto, El Modena.


• Alexander J. Guiterrez, Sandia.
• Alysia Elizabeth Spencer, La Cueva.

Los Alamos:
• Clara Therese Szymanski, Los Alamos.


• Kathleen Ashley Dmytriyenko, Penfield. (Now a Cave Creek resident.)

• Evan Tieslink, Fairport.


• Andrew Roos Bell, Liberty.

• Taihei Turner Fukumoto, Lakeside School.


• Douglas Z. Rice, Lincoln.

West Linn:
• Chloe Rae Wallace-Patterson, West Linn.


• Aubrey Doyle, Concord-Carlisle Regional. 


St. Louis Park:
• Julia Marie Marquis, home-schooled.


• Inbar P. Maayan, Beachwood.


• Amy Sok-Yen Cheung

Junior and senior students who are pursuing specific degrees in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or art history in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts are elected to membership based on grade-point averages, completion of math and foreign language requirements, breadth of study, and rigor of the transcript as a whole,” said Kate Lehman, executive director of academic services in the ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

“Often those chosen will have completed far more than the minimum university math requirement and may have taken two or three foreign languages,” Lehman said. “We generally end up selecting between 3 and 5 percent of the senior class and just a fraction of 1 percent of the junior class.”

For more information about the Beta of Arizona Chapter, contact Kate Lehman, (480) 965-6506 or

Quick facts about Phi Beta Kappa:

• ΦBK – Greek initials of the motto "Love of learning is the guide of life."

• Phi Beta Kappa is a leading advocate for excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.

• There are more than 500,000 members at 280 American colleges and universities.

• Only about 10 percent of the nation's institutions of higher learning have Phi Beta Kappa chapters.