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  • NAKAMURA FAMILY

    Christina Schwartz (ФВК, University of Chicago, 2011), Shigeyo Jane Nakamura (ФВК, University of California, Berkeley, 1948), and Mary Nakamura (ФВК, Swarthmore College, 1981). Not one of them, however, stopped at Phi Beta Kappa! Christina Schwartz has earned two MAs, from the University of Chicago (2011) and the University of California, Berkeley (2014); she is currently pursing her PhD at Berkeley. Shigeyo Jane Nakamura also has an MA from the University of California, Berkeley (1949) and an MD from Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania (1953). Mary Nakamura took up the family tradition in medicine and went on to earn her MD from Yale University (1986). 

  • JENKINS FAMILY

    Three generations of Phi Beta Kappa! Mary Ellen Click Jenkins, M.D. (ΦBK, University Arkansas, 1955), John Keith Jenkins, M.D. (ΦBK, Vanderbilt, 1982), and John Kyle Jenkins (ΦBK, Rhodes College, 2015). 


  • TROST-BLACKETT FAMILY

    Catherine Trost Blackett was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa at Macalester College in 1980. Exactly 35 years later, her son James Blackett, was inducted into ΦBK at Occidental College, May 2015. Both graduated summa cum laude with BAs in Economics from liberal arts colleges. 


    Catherine writes: "The icing on the cake is Jim’s great-grandfather (on my husband’s side) was also ΦBK. Olin W. Blackett graduated in 1917 from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, also with a BA in Economics. In the photo, Jim is holding his great-grandfather’s ΦBK key. Olin Blackett went on to earn his PhD from Harvard University where he later also taught. After Harvard, Olin was a professor in the business school at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Olin taught business statistics there for 30 years before retiring in 1960."