Five Anth Students Elected to Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

June 22, 2017

Anthropology Professor Judith Habicht-Mauche (left) joins Winter 2017 Anthropology graduate and honors student Emily Helmer at the Phi Beta Kappa initiation. Helmer was one of five students from the department elected to PBK.

Five students from the Department of Anthropology have been chosen for the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society in 2017. PBK, known as the nation's oldest and one of its most prestigious honor societies, recognizes and promotes academic excellence in liberal arts and sciences.  This year's inductees from our department were Mariah Amter, Emily Carty, Emily Helmer, Antonio Peluso, and Celia Ringstrom, who is a double major in psychology.  These undergraduates, all seniors who graduated this year, were formally inducted at a ceremony on June 7.

Aside from the students elected to PBK, the department figures strongly in the honor society, with several faculty members filling key roles.  Prof. Melissa Caldwell currently serves as president and Prof. Judith Habicht-Mauche as treasurer.  Prof. Danilyn Rutherford gave the keynote speech at ceremony.