Forty Students Inducted into
the Brooklyn College Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa
The Brooklyn College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will hold its annual
induction ceremony for new members, June 1 in the Brooklyn College Student
Center at 1 p.m. Professor Sara Reguer, chairperson of the Judaic Studies
Department is the invited guest speaker. The event is free and open to
This year, the Phi Beta Kappa Chapter will induct forty new members.
New members who will graduate from Brooklyn College this year are
Michael Akerman, Faiza Arshad, Yauheniya
Barshai, David Betesh, Maggie Douek
Betesh, Shivraj Bhushan, Elina Bloch,
Dominque Brodie, Lee Cartagena-Negron,
Erez Cohen, Kristen DeJoseph, Elizabeth
Fodde-Reguer, Allen Friedman, Liliya
Gershengoren, Yelena Glikman, Alyssa
Gross, Donna Herzog, Jeanne Heyman,
Maryana Isakova, Robert Jones, Sergey
Kochkine, Charles Kwon, Tatyana Lotarevich,
Paulette Mandalaoui, Kathleen Moran,
Artur Nizio, Asher Orkaby, Anna
Petrovicheva, Jackie Rosenthal, Charles
Seidner, Lauren Sher, Julia Solomonson,
and Robert Weinstock. Kenneth Geller,
Vivian Ho, Christopher Malwitz, Yelizaveta
Rudnitsky, and Jonathan Russo, who graduated
in September 2005, will also be inducted, as will Tamara Fridman
and Ryan Merola, Brooklyn College juniors who
expect to graduate in 2007. Fridman and Maryana Isakova will receive the
Propylea Award from the Brooklyn College chapter and Elizabeth Fodde-Reguer
will receive the Arlene Fromchuk Feili Award.
Phi Beta Kappa, founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary, is
the oldest and most prestigious academic honor society in the United States.
Members are elected primarily on the basis of broad cultural interest,
scholarly achievement, and good character. Candidates are nominated for
election by their chapters and cannot apply for membership. Only a fraction
of colleges have Phi Beta Kappa chapters, with fewer than three hundred
chapters nationwide. The Brooklyn College chapter was chartered in 1950.
Professor of Psychology Dorathea Halpert is the chapter officer.
For more information about Brooklyn College, the Honors Academy and CUNY
Honors College, or other scholarship opportunities and awards at the College,
please visit the Brooklyn College Web site at www.brooklyn.cuny.edu.