The Hendel family includes three generations of Phi Beta Kappa members! Seymour L. Hendel, Columbia elected in 1952 and graduated in 1953; Caroline Hendel (Seymour’s daughter), Yale elected 1982, graduated in 1983; Brian Wysolmerksi (Seymour’s grandson and Caroline’s son), Pomona elected and graduated 2014; Michael Wysolmerski (Seymour’s grandson, Caroline’s son, and Brian’s brother), Yale elected […]
Taken this year in Harvard Yard, the photo below includes grandmother/mother-in-law Audrey Waite Ashley (ΦBK, Smith College, 1945), father/son-in-law Philip Charles Sheils (ΦBK, Wayne State University, 1981), and granddaughter/daughter Catherine Ruth Sheils (ΦBK, Harvard University, 2013). Catherine’s mother, Lucy A. Sheils, M.D., who submitted the photo of her ΦBK family members, writes: “Audrey’s love of learning has been an […]
Stuart E. Palmer (ΦBK, University of Illinois, 1976) and his daughter Beth E. Palmer (ΦBK, Washington University in St. Louis, 2013). Mr. Palmer writes, “I was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1976. I went on to receive my law degree at Northwestern University, and I am now a […]
Recent graduate Abby Scribner (ΦBK, Kenyon College, 2013), flanked by her mother Susan Steinberg Scribner (ΦBK, Tufts University, 1983), and her father Christopher Scribner (ΦBK, Earlham College, 1982), watched over by Christopher’s grandfather, Frank Jay Scribner (ΦBK, Yale University, 1909). If you zoom in close enough, you can see the ΦBK key dangling from the chain at […]
Grandmother and grandson Norma Ullian Greenstein (ΦBK, University of Florida, 1952) and Avi Joseph Kandel (ΦBK, University of Florida, 2013) are proud members of the Beta of Florida chapter. Their photo was sent to us by Laurie Greenstein Kandel, who writes: “My mother received her key in 1952 and my son in 2013, sixty-one years apart. Their age difference, […]
Grandparents and grandchildren ΦBKs, L-R: Sam Phifer (ΦBK, University of Mary Washington, 2011), Dr. Ken Phifer (ΦBK, Rutgers University, 1956), Julie Phifer (ΦBK, Rutgers University, 1956), and Amy Phifer Krieg (ΦBK, Randolph-Macon College, 2008). Dr. Ken Pheifer writes to us that the photo was taken in 2011 on the induction of grandson Sam into Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Mary Washington.
Richard Hunter (ΦBK, City College of New York, 1948), with his granddaughter Jessica Hunter (ΦBK, Yale, 2009), holds a photograph of his mother, Helen Wheeler Hunter (ΦBK, Wellesley, 1912).
Mary Cho (ΦBK, Barnard College, 1983) writes to us that she was “thrilled and proud” to see her son, Stephen Chan, inducted into Phi Beta Kappa at Columbia University last spring. Now both mother and son are alums of the Delta of New York chapter. Chan received his bachelor’s degree in physics in 2012 and […]
Phi Beta Kappa and the University of Iowa are both family traditions for Kristine Meyer Conlon (ΦBK, University of Iowa, 1972) and her son, John Conlon (ΦBK, University of Iowa, 1999).
L-R: Stephen Robert Ruyle [son] (ΦBK, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1980), Dartmouth Medical School M.D. 1984; Robin Ruyle Struve [daughter] (ΦBK, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1984), Harvard Law School J.D. 1987; Margaret Ruyle Rukstalis [daughter] (ΦBK, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1983), Dartmouth Medical School M.D. 1987; Lydia Miller Ruyle [mother] (ΦBK University of Colorado, Boulder, 1957), University of Northern Colorado M.A. 1972; and […]
Edward George Janusz (ΦBK, Rutgers University, 1952) and Suzanne Janusz (ΦBK, Rutgers University, 2007) are grandfather and grand-daugher ΦBKs. Edward, now retired, was successful as a research chemist working for three major chemical companies. Suzanne after Rutgers pursued a career in law and obtained a J.D. degree at Seton Hall School of Law. She passed the bar exam […]