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New Members Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa for 2018

Alma College inducts students into the nation’s most prestigious honor society.

Nine Alma College students have been selected for membership in Phi Beta Kappa, America’s most prestigious scholastic honorary society. Also recognized were three students who were inducted in 2017 as juniors: Hannah Billig of Mason, Hannah Jeffery of Highland and Kelsey Postema of Marshall. The members were announced April 20 at Alma’s 2018 Senior Dinner.

Founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary, Phi Beta Kappa recognizes excellence in liberal education, stressing intellectual discipline and achievement. 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. Among other requirements are proficiency in college mathematics and a foreign language.

Alma College’s chapter, founded in 1979, is one of 286 in the United States and one of eight in Michigan.

The following students were inducted:

Hannah Billig of Mason, MI, a 2014 graduate of Mason High School, is majoring in integrative physiology and health science, and Spanish.

Victoria Coykendall of Williamston, MI, a 2014 graduate of Williamston High School, is majoring in communication and dance.

Hannah Doggett of Ludington, MI, a 2014 graduate of Ludington High School, is majoring in integrative physiology and health science.

Warren Elmer of Midland, MI, a 2014 graduate of Midland High School, is majoring in integrative physiology and health science, and Spanish.

Hannah Jeffery of Highland, MI, a 2014 graduate of International Academy, is majoring in biotechnology and French.

Kelsey Postema of Marshall, MI, a 2014 graduate of Marshall High School, is majoring in political science and economics.

Margaret Rausch of Wyandotte, MI, a 2014 graduate of Riverview Community High School, is majoring in English.

Catherine Raymond of Grand Rapids, MI, a 2014 graduate of East Grand Rapids High School, is majoring in chemistry.

Margaret Selmon of Alma, MI, a 2014 graduate of Alma High School, is majoring in environmental studies.

Story published on May 02, 2018