UNCG Phi Beta Kappa inducts members


The UNCG chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the prestigious national academic honor society, inducted 44 new members this spring.

Alice Irby, a UNCG alumna and Phi Beta Kappa member, delivered remarks to the new members and others who gathered together for the ceremony April 13 at the Weatherspoon Art Museum. The students were elected to Phi Beta Kappa on the basis of their academic achievements in the liberal arts and sciences.

Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest honor society, having been founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary. UNCG is one of just seven North Carolina universities that are home to Phi Beta Kappa chapters.

The following area students were inducted into the chapter:

Forsyth County

Monti J. Beasley, communication studies major. Her parents are Richard L. James of Banner Elk and Cindy L. Davis of Winston-Salem.

Jason M. Blackwell, English major. His mother is Diane Blackwell of Winston-Salem.

Rebecca M. Cisco, sociology major, of Kernersville.

Thomas W. Mitchell, biology major. His parents are John Mitchell of Winston-Salem and Tommye Orrell of Rural Hall.

Joshua B. Perkins, psychology and philosophy major. His parents are Timothy and Annette Perkins of Walkertown.

Gaston County

Austin J. Palenick, English, Spanish and theatre major. His parents are James and Suzanne Palenick of Gastonia.

Guilford County

Alison B. Castillo of Greensboro, anthropology major.

Catherine Hyeyeon Choi, sociology and women’s & gender studies major. Her parents are Kunho Choi and Juhee Kim of Greensboro.

Dana M. Strickland, biology major. Her parents are Dale and Gwyn Strickland of Greensboro.

Mai Vu, biology major. Her parents are Thuong and Vy Vu of Greensboro.

Stokes County

Allison N. Barnes of Westfield, N.C., a sociology major with a criminology major. Her parents are Kenny and Amy Barnes of Westfield.

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