Bob Colyer (ΦBK, Dartmouth College) has been a highly successful instructor, coach, and administrator on the high school and college levels. He is the author of Swim Better: A Guide to Greater Efficiency for Swimmers and Instructors
Former director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, engineer and astronaut Ellen Ochoa (ΦBK, San Diego State University) now serves as chair of the National Science Board.
François Vigneault (ΦBK, Reed College), a freelance cartoonist, illustrator, designer, is the co-creator of the YA comic book series 13e Avenue.
A founder of the Boston Guardian and the Niagara Movement, Trotter was the first African American ΦBK member elected by the Harvard chapter.
Nicholas André G. Johnson graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton in May 2020. He begins his Ph.D. studies at MIT in the fall.
Renowned in both the sciences and the literary world, Rudolph Fisher (ΦBK, Brown University) was the definition of a Renaissance Man.
Darwin T. Turner (ΦBK, University of Cincinnati) dedicated his life and career to the struggle to legitimate the literature of African American and Black authors as subjects of serious scholarly attention.
We have a lot of hard work ahead of us, but Mabus is hopeful the recent Black Lives Matter protests can be translated into the dismantling of systematic racism.
ΦBK’s podcast introduces listeners to central figures in our national and international community of thinkers, like award-winning author Edwidge Danticat.
Agnes Callard of the University of Chicago and Laurie Paul of Yale University have won the 2020 Lebowitz Prize for Philosophical Achievement and Contribution.
In these difficult times virtual ceremonies honor the achievements of our newest members and affirm the values cultivated by their arts and sciences education.