McDaniel announces newest members of Phi Beta Kappa

May 02, 2011

President Roger Casey addressed the newly inducted members, 37 graduating seniors and four juniors, of McDaniel's Delta of Maryland Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, on May 1 as the chapter marked its 31st anniversary.

For the second year, the Delta Chapter chose to elect a limited number of juniors to the prestigious national honor society – as is standard practice among many other chapters – to establish a continuing Phi Beta Kappa presence on campus. The officers decided to induct 1 percent of juniors and 9 percent of seniors this year.

Casey, who was inaugurated as the College’s ninth president on April 16, holds Phi Beta Kappa membership from Furman University where he earned his baccalaureate.

Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest academic honor society.  It has chapters at 280 colleges and universities, and over 600,000 members.

Students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa:

Benjamin Andres, Mechanicsburg, Pa.
David Arnold, Catonsville, Md.
Atlee Tyler Baker, Cataula, Ga.
Robert Carroll Baker III, Towson, Md.
Kasey Amber Ball, Huntingtown, Md.
Timothy Raynor Batts, Westminster, Md.
Matthew Edward Bodnar, Douglassville, Pa.
Christopher Rock Bolesta, Towson, Md.
Kristen Elizabeth Brennan, Boonsboro, Md.
Steven William Carney, Taneytown, Md.
Matthew Alec Clise, Westminster, Md.
Turner Allen Conrad, McAllen, Texas
Mary Elizabeth Crocamo, Linthicum, Md.
Matthew Joseph DeFonzo, Summit, N.J.
Colleen Michelle Elliott, Ellicott City, Md.
Jennifer Nicole Garnett, Los Altos, Calif.
Katelyn Hudson Horvath, Eldersburg, Md.
Allison Steuart Johns, Upperco, Md.
Patrick Wayne Johnson, Walkersville, Md.
Brian James Jumonville, Holden, Mass.
Mariya Makhlyagina, Reisterstown, Md.
Raquel Melendez, Hanover, Pa.
Kimberly Lynn Moran, Centereach, N.Y.
Brittany Paige Odoms, Weiser, Idaho
Joseph Michael Ottomano, Manchester, Md.
Christina Marie Paluskievicz, Baltimore, Md.
Sunita Steiner Pathik, Burtonsville, Md.
Emily Alicia Peoples, Wilmington, Del.
Megan Elizabeth Roach, Bel Air, Md.
Jeneice Leigh Ann Shaw, Needmore, Pa.
Kendra Christine Shillenn, Glen Burnie, Md.
Jennifer Christine Shriver, Manchester, Md.
Cindy Marie Sordo, Mission, Texas
Catherine Frances Szczybor, Catonsville, Md.
Luke Spencer Terrell, Salisbury, Md.
Jennifer Soon Wallace, Chesapeake Beach, Md.
Kimberly Vickers Williams, North Potomac, Md.

Laura Nicole Abbasi, Middle River, Md.
Jessica Mary Fry, Saint Marys, Ga.
Tiara Tirasawasdichai, Beavercreek, Ohio
Betsy Christina Warner, Hagerstown, Md.