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UNC: 18 Students Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious college honorary society, has inducted 205 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students as new members. Eighteen of them are students in the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health’s four Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) programs.

The public health students are Ms. Emily Ann Barron, Ms. Kathryn Marie Boyer, Ms. Ellen Marie Davis, Ms. Rhea Jain, Mr. Daniel Shilot Malawsky, Ms. Wenwen Mei and Mr. Yunhan Wu (biostatistics); Ms. Kirsi Sophia Oldenburg (environmental sciences and engineering); Ms. Emma Grace Caponigro, Gayathri Shivanarayan Das, Ms. Keely Ann Kriho, Mr. Garrett Allen Moseley, Ms. Shreya Ashish Shah, Ms. Rebecca Darci Sullenger and Ms. Sarah Lucille Thames (health policy and management); and Ms. Doris Ji, Ms. Willow Liu and Ms. Lindsey Molina (nutrition).

Phi Beta Kappa membership is open to undergraduates in the college and professional degree programs who meet stringent eligibility requirements. A student who has completed 75 hours of course work in the liberal arts and sciences with a GPA of 3.85 or better (on a 4-point scale) is eligible for membership. Less than 1 percent of all college students qualify.

Past and present Phi Beta Kappa members from across the country have included 17 American presidents, 41 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, more than 140 Nobel Laureates, and numerous artistic, intellectual and political leaders.

Phi Beta Kappa officers at Carolina for 2018-2019 are students Ms. Katherine Gora Combs, president; Ms. Pooja Joshi, vice president; and Ms. Christiana Cornea, recording secretary. Ms. Combs is a senior biostatistics major and co-president of the Gillings School’s student government.

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