Family and friends watched and cheered on Saturday afternoon as 121 students were inducted into the Dartmouth chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest honor society, in a ceremony at Spaulding Auditorium .

They were chosen as new members due to their outstanding academic achievements.

Ernest Everett Just 1907 Professor of Biological Sciences Magdalena Bezanilla was made an honorary member, and Michael W. Jennings ’72, professor emeritus of modern languages ​​at Princeton University, was elected an alumni in absentia.

The ceremony returned to its age-old traditional format after being held in virtual and hybrid sessions during the pandemic.

“I would like to recognize up front that getting recognition of the kind that students will receive today in an educational environment as we have known it in recent years is even more of an accomplishment than in typical years,” said Phi Beta Kappa – Alpha of New Hampshire President Andrew Samwick, Professor of Economics Sandra L. and Arthur L. Irving ’72a P’10.

Following a proclamation of intent to induct new members, Chapter Marshal Roberta Stewart, professor of classical studies, led the student cortege into the auditorium.

Branch President Andrew Samwick presents a citation to Sarah Birnbaum ’22 as Secretary/Treasurer Kate Soule oversees a signing of Anaïse Boucher-Browning ’22 at the ceremony. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)

Kate Soule, Chapter Secretary and Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, was called upon to share the principles of Phi Beta Kappa. Soule reviewed the membership categories and criteria for election to the society before reminding new members that “in addition to scholarship, good character should be a necessary qualification for membership.”

Chapter Vice President John Carey, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Professor of Government, presented a summary of the society’s history, dating back to its founding at the College of William and Mary in Virginia in 1776. Its fourth chapter was founded in Dartmouth in 1787.

Prior to the initiation of new members, Samwick recognized the 22 elected members at the September 2021 Fall Meeting. The 121 new members were then invited to sign their names on the Phi Beta Kappa list, receive their citations and to commit to adhering to the principles of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society.

In his address, Bezanilla reminded students that “chasing your dreams doesn’t always mean you have to follow a straight path.” She described how her career trajectory illustrated dreams changing and said that was okay. Bezanilla, who joked that she gave up on her childhood dreams of becoming an astronaut when she learned physical fitness was paramount for the job, went from an undergraduate degree in physics to a graduate degree. studies, then to a career in cell biology.

“As you think about your future and embark on the next steps, do so with an open mind,” Bezanilla urged, “because you never know what might happen around the next bend.”

The 121 new inductees from the Class of 22 (unless otherwise noted) include:

  • Garrick KurtenbachAllison
  • Charles DaytonAnkeny
  • Anne Gardner Bailey
  • Naina Bhalla
  • Sarah Bernice Birnbaum
  • Anaïse Madeline Boucher-Browning
  • Abigail Osher Bresler’21
  • Amber Tiange Cai ’21
  • Frank Kenneth Carr IV
  • Ryan William Carroll
  • Albert D. Chen
  • Charity Anna Chen
  • Raymond Gu Chen
  • Jonathan Chiou
  • John Joonhee Cho
  • Jared Robert Cole
  • Caroline Collins Pisano
  • Catherine Antonia Cooney
  • Zachary Jean Couvillion
  • Conrad Michael Crans
  • Crawford John Alexander Crooks
  • Janina Cuneo ’21
  • Christopher J. Damon
  • Dylan Pollard Davis
  • Sanjana Dugar
  • Ryan Neal Ellis
  • Owen Matthew Eskandari
  • Brandon Feng
  • Evan Siming Fu
  • Rachel Todd Gambee ’21
  • sachin ganesh
  • Matthew T. Gannon Jr.
  • Willem Haden Gerrish
  • Shayla Rosa Goldberg
  • Marie Natalie Goldman
  • Sanjana Goli
  • Riley O. Gordon
  • Zachary Strasser Gottesman
  • Cameron Jason Guage
  • August White Guszkowski
  • Paul Witherell Hager
  • Malcolm I. Hanchet
  • Joseph Bennet Hardwicke
  • Nina Naomi Hermann
  • Lizzie Hernandez Video
  • Jonas William Hirsch
  • Julia Beth Hoffmann
  • Victoria Liv Hoffner
  • Emory Alan Holzer
  • Katelyn Huang
  • Julie Anne Jones
  • Lucas Cole Joshi ’23
  • Jonas Kalsner Kershen
  • Jay Hyun Kang
  • David Kantor
  • KaitlynNicole Kelley
  • Arianna Mahin Khan
  • Maya Laurel Khanna
  • Dhwani Kharel
  • Michelle Jaehee Kim
  • Liam Reed Kirkpatrick
  • Anna Friederike Cologne
  • Dionysios Gabriel Ritterband Kotsonis
  • Irene Xingru Lam
  • Lucy Rose Langenberg
  • Seung Ju Lee ’21
  • Gabrielle Louise Levy
  • Amanda Yao Li
  • Li Yang Yang
  • Cynthia Calloway Lucas ’21
  • Adrie Rose Chandelier
  • Ruiheng Ma
  • Guilherme Marinho Ramos
  • Emily Elizabeth McConnell
  • Jason Ryan Park McFadden
  • Sydney Brynn Merrill
  • Öykü Zümra Mete
  • Tracey Elizabeth Mills
  • Cole William Minsky
  • Dominique Alessandra Benjamin Mobley
  • Basil Bernardino Montagnese
  • Ethan Youngjae Moon
  • Maria Paula Mora Bolanos
  • Tudor Adrien Muntianu
  • Ryan Kiyoshi Chan Murakawa
  • Sana Shirish Nadkarni
  • Minerva Zhou Nong
  • Anastasia Cecilia Perez Ternent
  • Charles William Pike
  • Alexander Nicholas Pritzker
  • Nathan James Pucci
  • Quint by Victoria Reid
  • Charlie Parker Reeder
  • Kaitlyn Reisman
  • Maria Roodnitsky
  • Rubin’s Grace Weeks
  • Nolan Baine Sankey’21
  • Evan Bradley Schaefer
  • Nicolas Schoeller
  • Ranjan S. Sehgal
  • Samuel-William Selleck
  • Quinn Alexandre Spraut
  • Ian Drummond Stiehl
  • Tanli Su
  • Ethan Trepka
  • Donia Y.Tung
  • Adam Carey Vandenbussche
  • Lily Margaret Waddell
  • Alex Zhihao Wang
  • Alexandra McRae Director ’21
  • Lila Kayyem Watts
  • Abigail Doris Wilson
  • Kevin Gu Xiao
  • Junqing Yan
  • Alison Zeng
  • Katelyn Elizabeth Zeser
  • Nathan Wuyang Zhang
  • Yijin Zhang 张艺进
  • Yuxuan Zhang
  • Benjamin Scott Rehm Zide
  • Elliott Arnold Zornitsky

The following members of the Class of 2022 were inducted into the honor society in fall 2021:

  • Melissa Alexsandra Barales-Lopez
  • Clayton Scott Bass
  • Twisha Bhardwaj
  • Crystal of the Cruz
  • Keara M Dennehy
  • Ana Julia Dos Santos Furtado
  • Archita Nitya Harathi
  • Zachary Logan The Door
  • Aaron Lin Lee
  • Dakota Chen Ma
  • Sophie Anne Miller
  • Connor Patrick Morris
  • Mien Thuy Nguyen
  • Max Ashok Pumilia
  • Matthew Conway Roth
  • Kristina Gabrielle Strommer
  • Kimberly Min-en Tan
  • Yunjin Tong
  • Andrew James White
  • Victor Yuhang Wu
  • Jason Zavras
  • Guhui Zhang