May 17, 2022

Local, area students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa at K-State

Posted May 17, 2022 12:34 PM

K-State News Service

MANHATTAN — The Kansas State University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Beta of Kansas, has inducted new members to the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society.

Phi Beta Kappa has more than 500,000 members. Since its founding at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1776, the society has fostered and recognized excellence in the liberal arts and sciences, and its gold key is widely recognized as a symbol of academic distinction. The K-State chapter was founded in 1974.  Many U.S. presidents and U.S. Supreme Court justices belong to this highly selective honorary society.

The following students are new members of K-State's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa:

Justin Sievert, bachelor's candidate in finance, Bucyrus; Karrin Larson, senior in chemistry, Clay Center; Bailey Britton, senior in mass communications and English, Colby.

From Greater Kansas City: Daijah Jones, bachelor's candidate in psychology, Kansas City; Alex Como, senior in art education and Spanish, Leawood; Clare Barnhart, bachelor's candidate in horticulture, and Clare Deatherage, senior in kinesiology and Spanish, both from Lenexa; Sydney Stephens, senior in kinesiology, Spanish and pre-physician assistant, Olathe; Rachel Pang, senior in chemistry, Sabrina Uriarte, bachelor's candidate in kinesiology, Spanish and pre-chiropractic medicine, and Tori Ward, senior in management and Spanish, all from Overland Park; Andrew Harrison, senior in history, political science and pre-law, Prairie Village; and Julia Coverdale, senior in anthropology and history, Shawnee.

Sydney Tucker, bachelor's candidate in interior design and art, Havana; Korey Kneisley, bachelor's candidate in political science, history and pre-law, Hiawatha; Elizabeth Scarbrough, bachelor's candidate in animal sciences and industry, Lawrence.

From Manhattan: Victoria Bedros, bachelor's candidate in biology and pre-medicine; Cameron Comstock, senior in political science and Spanish; Joey Crespino, junior in history; Duru Dogan, senior in political science and statistics and data sciences; and Gillian Nichols, bachelor's candidate in art.

Carlean Sanders, bachelor's candidate in kinesiology and pre-medicine, Miltonvale; Karter Granzella, senior in economics and pre-law, Salina; Jade Mountain, bachelor's candidate in geology, Silver Lake; Dreah Kuckelman, senior in biochemistry, Spanish and pre-medicine, Topeka; Ender Graham, bachelor's candidate in biology, pre-medicine and Spanish, Towanda; Katie Hutson, bachelor's candidate in psychology, Westmoreland; and Nathalie Wright, junior in wildlife, conservation and environmental biology and Spanish, Wichita.From out of state: Gabi Gutierrez, senior in communication sciences and disorders and Spanish, Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

From out of country: Minori Tanaka, bachelor's candidate in gender, women, and sexuality studies, Japan.