On this December 5, Twenty New Members

On Tuesday, December 5, 2023, in the 176th year of the Alpha of Vermont, twenty new Phi Beta Kappa members were inducted:

Kelsey Brown, Jade Cleary, Kendal Coldren, Celia Cook, Ryan Davin, Kathleen Delaney, Max Gerlach, Justine Goldblatt, Hallie Kai Hinchman, Sara Rose Hoffman, Jack Kassin, Sarah Kim, Adina Kraus, Ella Paulson, Adelaina Salaway, Addison Schwarz, Serena Veilleux, Grace Visco, Simon Walter, and Sydney White

We also look forward to Emmet Kordell, Avi Levy, and Emilia Winquist signing the chapter book in the coming days.

Many thanks to President Garimella, Provost Prelock, and the deans of UVM’s colleges for providing the membership fees, keys, and honor cords for our students.

This year’s Bogorad Award winner is Henry Bijur, a Neuroscience B.S. major with minors in Chemistry and French from Charlotte, Vermont.

Congratulations to all of these outstanding students!

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Celebrating Our 175th Year with New Members!

The Alpha of Vermont was delighted to welcome 65 new students to membership in May 2023.

Students elected and inducted in Spring 2023 include: Emma Allen, Zoe Barton, Fosca Bechthold, Max Behrens, Adam Blair, Alice Blake, Brian Boyle, Madison Brown, Olivia Budington, Jasper Burak, Aliyah Burr, Evan Choquette, Zoe Colgan-Sellers, Dina Cordes, Emma Cripps, Emily Dean, Grace DiGiacoma, Russell Dougherty, Olenka Duncan, Rachel Elliott, Kaitlin Emerson, Jessica Fine, Noah Fritzhand, Ellie Furr, Nicolette Gardner, Ryan Goodale, Hannah Gottschalk, Andrew Hanus, Natalie Haskell, Fiona Haverland, Eamonn Heney, Lauren Hilgert, Alexa Hulse, Brady Jalili, Quinn Johnson, Jonathan Kaplan, Sam Koskinen, Alexa Lewis, Eleanor Lowen, Amber Lynch, Sean Magnifico, Harry Massing, Heshi Muntiu, Isabella Nick, Tiffany Phuong, Cate Phypers, Jonathan Rhudy, Kelly Robinett, Ben Roth, Eric Scharf, Anna Sellon, Lila Singer, Noah Smith, Nancy Snow, Ivy Stanton, Mikayla Stolar, Kelsey Treat, Grace Tuohy, Libby Tuttle, Julia Williamson, Yujing Wu, Lina Yudin, Rachel Zieff

Students elected in Fall 2022 and inducted in Spring 2023 include: Grace Curtis, Vera Escaja-Heiss, Briana Heller, Isabelle Petrucci, Sarah Plaut, Milena Stier

Our heartiest congratulations to our new members! Many thanks to the members of the faculty and staff who helped make this year’s ceremonies run smoothly. And many thanks to President Garimella, Provost Prelock, and the deans of UVM’s colleges for providing the membership fees, keys, and honor cords for our students.

A copy of the ceremony program is available here.

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New Inductees for our 175th Year!

Tonight the Alpha of Vermont welcomed 11 new members-in-course and presented the Bogorad Award. We are delighted to recognize these outstanding students and to have them with us as we celebrate 175 years of the Alpha of Vermont Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Our new members are:
Elizabeth Chadwick
Eleanor Churchill
Finley Clark
Samantha Garbus
Anne Laurie Gilland
Kaitlin Kiley
Lauren Leroux
Jackie McGrath
Hayley Rosen
Nina Spencer
Genevieve Wakeman

The Bogorad Award, which recognizes the junior with the most outstanding academic record in the liberal arts through the sophomore year, was awarded to Justine Goldblatt and Emilia Winquist.

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Class of 2022 Inductees!

The Alpha of Vermont is pleased to have inducted several members of the Class of 2022:

Ethan Abell, Lydia Ambaye, Hunter Amory, Sean Anderson, Paige Bissaillon, Sara Bostock, Grace Bugler, Hannah Buscher, Lindsey Colwell, Katie Corkum, Maddy Degelsmith, Billy Dixon III, Emily Duggan, Eleanor Duva, Lauren Eisel, Diana Fennimore, Bailey Gengel, Tessa Georgeson, Emma Hoechner, Maddie Hutchinson, Mary Kennedy, Olivia Kern, Stephanie Kramer, Jane Krohn, Sam Leahy, Sara Leonard, Mary Lynch, Ellery Mahlum, Maddie Mathew, Eva Mazura, Sierra Miller, Raven Murray, Christopher Nagorniak, Riona O’Donnell, Emily Pallas, Megan Petrine, Mia Pienkowski,Celeste Piette, Lauren Polk, Daisy Powers, Emily Press, Megan Richardson, Paige Roussell, Meilena Sanchez, Catie Scaduto, Izzy Schmitt, Anna Sherman, Stella Shiffman, Isa Siewert, Samantha Smoger, Michael Tomas III, Jon Tremblay, Cassady Turnbach, and Bella Weston.

Congratulations to these fabulous, accomplished students!

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Congratulations to our Fall 2021 PBK Inductees!

The officers and members of the Alpha of Vermont were delighted to hold an in-person ceremony on December 9, 2021 to induct new students to our chapter. Our new members include:

Maddie Burke, Anitra Conover, Hannah Demane, Rachel Fickes, Gretchen Gilbert, Isaac Goetzke, Reese Green, Holly Kuhn, Moira Mahoney, Beth McCormick, Veronika Potter, Zoe Schemm, and Katherine Wynn.

The Bogorad Award was presented to Ellie Churchill and Emma Cripps.

Congratulations to all our new members! It was such a pleasure to see the chapter book back in use!

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Book Signing Opportunity – August 14, 2021

For students in the Class of 2020 or the Class of 2021 who have not yet been able to sign the chapter book, you may do so on Saturday, August 14 between 10 am to 2 pm on the back porch of Wheeler House, located 133 S. Prospect Street; it’s the History Department. The stairs to the porch are on the Main Street side of the building. Short-term parking while you sign is available in the Wheeler House parking lot.

In the event of rain or extreme heat, the signing will be in the basement of Wheeler House, which is accessible via a door on the back side of the building and accessed from the College Street side.

Please bring an ID with you.

You are welcome to just drop by in that window without RSVP’ing, but it would be nice if you could send me an email in advance to let me know if you’re planning to come. Or if you change your mind about coming—I would prefer not to be waiting for you if your plans have changed.

I can be reached at nphelps@uvm.edu. If you can’t come on August 14 but would like to arrange an alternative time to sign, please email me. Options exist for on- and off-campus appointments.

All the best,
Prof. Phelps
Register, Alpha of Vermont Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa

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View our May 2021 Virtual Ceremony

Our virtual ceremony for the 2020-21 academic year is now available for viewing on UVM Streaming here. Many thanks to all who participated in organizing and producing the ceremony, and congratulations again to all of our outstanding students!

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New Inductees for 2020-21

The Alpha of Vermont welcomed 73 new members and presented the Bogorad Award to an outstanding junior at a virtual ceremony on May 20, 2021. A link to stream the ceremony will be posted soon, after the closed captioning process is complete.

Congratulations to our new inductees:

Max Allen, Gabby Altounian, Brianna Arnold, Juli Badics, Summer Barnes, Julian Barritt, Teagan Betori, Cameron Bilardello, Emma Blahut, Aiden Blasi, Helen Bohn, Maya Bostwick, Sam Brady, Ben Burns, Elora Buscher, Leilani Casper, Ginny Churchill, Brynn Connell, Claire Cook, Jill Corrigan, Alex D’Amico, Quinn DiFalco, Darcy Eliot, Daniel Felde, Madeline Fuentes, Erin Gallagher, Adam Gellman, Charlotte Graf, Amanda Grzywna, Pleun Haantjes, Julia Harrod, Judy Hoang, Lee Hughes, Sasha Hull, Caitlin Hunt, McKenzie Imhoff, Julian Kafka, Katie Kelly, Sophia Knappertz, Anna Kolosky, Emma LaRose, Katelyn Lipton, Addie Luke-Currier, Elizabeth Mackin, Cai McCann, Marisa Minadeo, Kira Nikolaides, Zoey November, William Omohundro, Thea Pappas, Neel Patel, Jordan Rainville, Cory Raymond, Hannah Ritz, Rebecca Saunders, Yeliz Sayan, Anna Schonhorn, James Sciarappa, Michelle Scully, Will Seligmann, Rebecca Shames, Sara Sharpe, Willow Starkie Kreuder, Ryan Stuart, Camille Torfs-Leibman, Shayla Triantafillou, Luke Vidic, Kate Williams, Laney Williams, Simone Withers, Jessica Wright, Aaron Wynmor, and Lyucheng Zou.

Congratulations as well to Moira Mahoney, this year’s Bogorad Award winner. Moira is an English major with minors in Computer Science and Philosophy.

Many thanks to all the faculty and staff who aided the chapter this year, and thanks to all who attended the virtual ceremony to recognize our amazing liberal arts students!

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Upcoming Induction Ceremony for 2020-21

The Phi Beta Kappa induction ceremony for May 2021 and December 2020 graduates will be held virtually via Teams Live on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 8 pm Eastern. A recording of the ceremony will be posted after the fact. You can view the live event here.

Congratulations to all the students who were elected to membership, as well as to the many excellent graduates who were not selected. We have a fixed number of spots each year, so it is always difficult to make decisions, but this year was particularly challenging. We did look at students with a 3.6 GPA or higher, rather than our usual 3.65, because we were not sure how the pandemic and especially the Spring 2020 grading policies would impact students’ grades.

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UPDATE: Ceremonies and Elections in the 2020-21 Academic Year

Due to the public health situation, the Alpha of Vermont will not be electing or inducting new members in Fall 2020. Instead, we will consider all members of the Class of 2021 — including both May and January graduates — in spring 2021 and hold a virtual induction ceremony in May. The Bogorad Award will also be presented at the May 2021 virtual ceremony.

We had a very successful virtual ceremony in 2020, and all students who are inducted virtually will have opportunities to physically sign the chapter book in the future.

The membership committee meeting to determine which students will be invited to join the chapter will be held a bit later than usual this year; the meeting will be in mid-April. Invitations will be sent via email shortly after the conclusion of the meeting.

Best wishes to all for a safe, healthy, and academically successful year!

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