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Forty Students Inducted into the Brooklyn College Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa

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 the public.

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.

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