Three generations of Phi Beta Kappa (L-R): Kenney S. Mayers, Tina Z. Mayers, and Stanley P. Mayers. Kenneth was inducted in May 1980 at Penn State University. Tina was inducted in June 2009 at Stanford University. And Stanley was inducted in May 1948 at the University of Pennsylvania. All three have made their careers in […]
Three generations of the Jenkins family are proud Phi Beta Kappas — Mary Jenkins, her son John, and her two grandsons Kyle and Jack. L-R: John Jenkins, M.D. (ΦBK, Vanderbilt University, 1982); Mary Jenkins, M.D. (ΦBK, University of Arkansas, 1954); Kyle Jenkins, M.D. (ΦBK, Rhodes College, 2015); and Jack Jenkins (ΦBK, Hendrix College, 2019). Continuing the […]
The second generation of Phi Beta Kappa in the Wood family was inducted this spring. Jackson Elliott Wood (center) became a ΦBK member in April and graduated from Davidson College with a B.A. in history in May 2019. His father, Daniel Lennon Wood, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a B.A. […]
Congratulations to mother and son Phi Beta Kappas, Rebecca Girvin-Argon (ΦBK, Indiana University, 1975) and Charles S. Argon (ΦBK, Princeton University, 2017).
Four generations of the Klein-Harris family represent a century of ΦBKs. Charles E. Davis (ΦBK, Denison University, 1912), Norma Davis Vavra Klein’s uncle, was the first to become a member. The next three generations are pictured left to right: Wallace G. Klein (ΦBK, Washington University-St. Louis, 1947), his wife Norma Davis Vavra Klein (ΦBK, University […]
Pictured left-to-right are Christine Jean Sobek (ФВК, Purdue University, 1976), Jean Stamy Sobek (ФВК, University of Iowa, 1946), Joseph Kenton “Kenny” Sobek (ФВК, Xavier University, 2014), and Amelia Sobek Anderson (ФВК, Indiana University, 2016). Education remains a priority for the Sobeks. Christine Sobek earned an MA from Michigan State University (1978) and an EdD from Northern Illinois […]
Judith Sosebee Prince was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in 1973 at the University of Georgia. UGA established the Alpha of Georgia Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 1914. Her son, Philip Sosebee Prince, was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa at Furman University in 2004. The Gamma of South Carolina Chapter was established at Furman […]
Arielle Sitrick celebrates being inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, just as her mom and her aunt before her! Pictured L-R: Mother, Miriam Goslins (ΦBK, Univeristy of California-Los Angeles, 1970), daughter Arielle Sitrick (ΦBK, University of Southern California, 2017), Aunt Rosecarrie Brooks (ΦBK, University of Southern California, 1968).
Meet father and daughter Phi Beta Kappas James “Jay” Gilbaugh (ΦBK, University of Oregon, 1983) and Katherine “Katie” Gilbaugh (ΦBK, University of Kansas, 2015). Jay, who studied chemistry and mathematics at Oregon is now a physician with Wichita Urology Group and the current president of the Kansas Medical Society. Katie, who majored in journalism and […]
Proud mother and grandmother Sally Mayock Hartley (ΦBK, Mills College, 1948) poses with son Jim Hartley (ΦBK, Stanford University, 1980) and grandson Nick Hartley (ΦBK, Stanford University, 2016). This Phi Beta Kappa family represents the impressive breadth and diversity of a liberal arts and sciences education: Sally studied history and government at Mills, while at Stanford her […]
Grandmother Nancy Bergmans Reed of California is shown with grandchildren Erik and Emily Matson of Virginia. Nancy was a 1960 honors graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (in three years) and an inductee of the Alpha of California chapter. She subsequently finished two master’s degrees in English as a second language (UCLA) and 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. […]