Angelo Ricarte (ΦBK, University of California-Berkeley, 2013) and Eloisa Ricarte (ΦBK, University of California-Irvine, 1985). Eloisa is the proud mama who graduated from UC Irvine with a B.A. in psychology and a B.A. Spanish. Angelo is her son, who graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.S. in astronomy and a B.S. in applied mathematics. He is […]
From left to right: June Matthews (ΦBK, Carleton College, 1960), Mildred Shapley Matthews (ΦBK, University of Michigan, 1936), and Martha Matthews (ΦBK, Swarthmore College, 1984). This photo was taken in Stockholm, Sweden in December, 2012 at a rather special occasion: the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences to Mildred’s brother, Lloyd Shapley. Mildred, who has […]
Three generations of Steinbergs are Phi Beta Kappa! L-R: Donald Richard Steinberg, Princeton University 1984; his mother Phyllis Silver Steinberg, Hunter College 1950; Don’s daughter and Phyllis’ granddaughter, Deborah Gwen Steinberg, Vassar College, 2014.
Three generations of Phi Beta Kappa! Robert Scarrow, Oberlin College, 1980; Samuel Scarrow, University of Chicago, 2013; David Scarrow, Duke University, 1949.
Father-Daugher Phi Beta Kappas Robert Friedman (ΦBK, Columbia University, 1979) and Rebecca Friedman (ΦBK, Emory University, 2013)!
Three generations of Phi Beta Kappa women: Grandmother Elsa Jackman (ΦBK, St. Catherine’s, 1951), Ellen Doering (ΦBK, Hamline University, 2014), and Elen’s mom, Liz Jackman Doering (ΦBK, Gustavus Adolphus, 1983), at Ellen’s high school graduation. Ellen writes, “Elsa was very proud of her ΦBK membership, and this pride has been passed down through the generations.”
Frank and Ellen Sisson take their Phi Beta Kappa legacy very seriously — not only are they both ΦBK members, but so are all of their children! The Sisson family pictured left to right: Frank E. Sisson III, Colgate University ‘73; Ellen Taylor Sisson, University of Richmond ‘75; Frances H. Sisson, University of Richmond ‘13; […]
The Phi Beta Kappa grandchildren of a very proud grandmother, Nancy Johns O’Neal. Pictured L-R: Mary (Mimi) deBessonet McIntosh, University of Georgia ’06; Lear deBessonet, University of Virginia ’02; William James Childs, Davidson College ’04; Nancy Johns O’Neal, University of Texas ’46; Barron O’Neal Jr., Baylor University ’10. Her grandchildren write to us: “Our grandmother is one of the first […]
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 […]