Member Spotlight

John Giordano

In his years as an undergraduate at Villanova University, John Giordano took every opportunity to diversify his education and discover his passions.

Dave Revsine

Dave Revsine is the lead studio host for Big Ten Network, a national cable network that covers Big Ten Conference athletics. His bestselling book The Opening Kickoff: The Tumultuous Birth of a Football Nation was released in July by Lyons Press.

Michael Lomax

Michael Lomax, CEO and President of the United Negro College Fund, talks about ΦBK and the founding of the Delta of Georgia Chapter at Morehouse College.

Kerry Washington

Award-winning actress Kerry Washington (ΦBK, George Washington University, 1998) returned to her alma mater in May to deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary doctoral degree at a ceremony held on the National Mall.

Jeff Bezos

“Will you be a cynic, or will you be a builder?” —Jeff Bezos By Melissa Fares The “ultimate disrupter” is at it again. Jeff Bezos (ΦBK, Princeton, 1986), founder and CEO of Seattle-based, seems to be not just the talk of the town, but rather the world, in light of his recent purchase of […]

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., celebrated writer, literary and cultural critic, and documentary filmmaker, became a member of Phi Beta Kappa at Yale University.

Annie Proulx

“I’m basically a reader, which is the best way to learn to write. I think the study of history and the marshaling of facts, the comparison of societies and movements and power structures, is far more important to my writing.” ─ Annie Proulx

Anne Firor Scott

In 2013, Anne Firor Scott (ΦΒΚ, University of Georgia, 1941) was awarded a National Humanities Medal for “pioneering the study of women in the American South.”

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, is perhaps best-known outside of the business world for delivering a TED talk in December 2010 called “Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders.” Her new book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, was released earlier this year by Knopf.

James H. Billington

“I have been going to Russia for forty years, trying to understand the biggest land mass in the world and the psychology of a people with the most wonderful Utopian aspirations despite an experience of human suffering that few other peoples have known …”                        […]

Leonard Bernstein

“The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies and his life to make sure that one note follows another…and leaves us with the feeling that something is right in the world.”                         […]

Vijay Iyer

Praised by the music review Pitchfork as “one of the most interesting and vital young pianists in jazz today,” the Grammy-nominated performer and composer Vijay Iyer (ΦBK, Yale University, 1992) has emerged as a leading engineer of contemporary music.