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. […]
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).
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 […]
Sometimes Phi Beta Kappa membership skips a generation! Thomas H. Crichlow (ΦBK, Vanderbilt University, 1960) congratulates his granddaughter Caroline Crichlow-Ball (ΦBK, Washington & Lee University, 2015) on her graduation.
Leah North (ΦBK, Northwestern University, 2013) and James Carr North (ΦBK, Kansas State University, 1934). Leah writes to us, “My photo is a little different than the others in the album. This photo is of me long before I was elected with my great grandfather, James Carr North. My great grandfather instilled the importance of education in […]