Students selected for Phi Beta Kappa at Alma College
ALMA, Mich. -- Thirteen Alma College students -- eight juniors and five seniors -- have been selected for membership in Phi Beta Kappa, America's most prestigious scholastic honorary society. New members were announced April 3 at Alma's 2008 Honors Convocation.
Phi Beta Kappa members are selected on the basis of their outstanding academic achievement in the traditional arts, sciences and humanities. Eligibility requires at least a 3.75 grade point average (GPA) for a junior and a 3.50 GPA for a senior in liberal subjects and studies. Among other requirements are a year of college mathematics and proficiency in a foreign language through the intermediate level. Alma College's chapter is one of 270 in the United States and one of seven in Michigan.
New members include:
Senior Elizabeth Saylor of Allen Park, a 2004 graduate of Allen Park High School, is the daughter of Daniel and Angela Saylor of Allen Park.
Senior Nanette Beckmann of Alma, a 2004 graduate of Alma High School, is the daughter of Dr. Joe and Mrs. Denise Beckmann of Alma.
Junior Drew Emge of Bay City, a 2005 graduate of John Glenn High School, is the son of Mark and Judith Emge of Bay City.
Junior Christine Wheatley of Canton, a 2005 graduate of Salem High School, is the daughter of David and Maureen Wheatley of Canton.
Junior Amanda Bishop of Goodrich, a 2005 graduate of Goodrich High School, is the daughter of Mary Bishop of Goodrich.
Junior Alexander Bouwhuis of Grand Rapids, a 2005 graduate of Forest Hills Northern High School, is the son of Jerry and Lisa Bouwhuis of Grand Rapids.
Senior Shannon Dier of Madison Heights, a 2004 graduate of Bishop Foley High School, is the daughter of Grace Dier of Madison Heights and David Dier of North Richland Hills, TX.
Junior Margaret Powers of Muir, a 2005 graduate of Ionia High School, is the daughter of Robert and Jane Powers of Muir.
Junior Adam Sypniewski of Petoskey, who graduated from home school in 2005, is the son of Dr. Joseph and Mrs. Karen Sypniewski of Petoskey.
Junior Joye Kallgren of Trenton, a 2005 graduate of Trenton High School, is the daughter of Scott and Cynthia Kallgren of Trenton.
Senior Jennifer LaMay of Yale, a 2004 graduate of Yale High School, is the daughter of Phillip and Carol LaMay of Yale.
Posted: Fri, April 11th, 2008 at 10:57AM