2013 Phi Beta Kappa initiates chosen

May 7, 2013

The University of Wisconsin-Madison recently announced the 2013 initiates for the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. These high-achieving students took the honorable oath for induction into Phi Beta Kappa on April 13, under the guidance of the organization’s president, philosophy Professor Lawrence Shapiro.

Undergraduate members of the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa are elected in their junior or senior years upon recommendation of the Membership Committee. Initiates must have an outstanding academic achievement record and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.75 for seniors, or 3.9 for juniors.

Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest academic honor society. The main function of Phi Beta Kappa at UW-Madison is to honor undergraduates for outstanding scholarly achievement. The Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at UW-Madison traditionally invites no more than three or four percent of the University’s bachelor’s degree candidates to join.

The following students were chosen as 2013 Phi Beta Kappa initiates:

Robert Albrecht

Sussex, Wis.

Rebecca Alt

Grafton, Wis.

Samantha Anderson

Waukesha, Wis.

Paul Atwell

Greenleaf, Wis.

Bryce Aul

Madison, Wis.

Tyler Bauman

Albany, Wis.

Jenna Becker

Eau Claire, Wis.

Helen Beckner

Washington, D.C.

Ayzada Bengel

Brookfield, Wis.

Carl Bernardo

River Forest, Ill.

Justin Bloesch

Cottage Grove, Wis.

Anne Bolgert

Sheboygan Falls, Wis.

Jacquelyn Bonavia

Brown Deer, Wis.

Jackson Borchardt

Marshfield, Wis.

Katie Bray

Richland Center, Wis.

Stephen Buting

Brookfield, Wis.

Carl Buttke

Weston, Conn.

Julie Canfield

Plover, Wis.

Erica Carballo

Madison, Wis.

Alexander Carson

Brookfield, Wis.

Qilin Chen

Qindao, Shandong China

Elizabeth Christianson

Fitchburg, Wis.

Laura Cohen

Madison, Wis.

Camilla Dornfeld

Woodbury, Minn.

Samuel Drews

Lafayette, Ind.

Benjamin Ducharme

McFarland, Wis.

Lauren Emerson

Minneapolis, Minn.

Mackenzie Erdmann

Germantown, Wis.

Kyle Farrell

Bristol, Wis.

Meghan Ford

Appleton, Wis.

Emily Futter

Mequon, Wis.

Naomi Gamoran

Madison, Wis.

Emily Ganser

Whitewater, Wis.

Stephen Gaschignard

Madison, Wis.

Marissa Gehrke

McFarland, Wis.

Leora Goldblatt

Minnetonka, Minn.

Claudia Goodsett

Middleton, Wis.

Amelia Gordon

Arlington, Va.

Ian Gorecki

Grafton, Wis.

Grace Graszer

Rochester, Minn.

Kevin Grunewald

Sauk City, Wis.

Elizabeth Guenther

Madison, Wis.

Emily Harrison

Madison, Wis.

Kristen Hendrickson

Waupaca, Wis.

Laura Hill

Wausau, Wis.

Emily Hoffmann

Cedarburg, Wis.

Alexandra Holznecht

Oregon, Wis.

Justin Horky

Clayton, Wis.

Alice Huang

Madison, Wis.

Beth Huang

Milwaukee, Wis.

John Idlas

Appleton, Wis.

Paige Iverson

San Antonio, Tex.

Alyssa Jarocki

Burlington, Wis.

Jacqueline Jones

Rochester, Minn.

Fred Jones-Rosa

Milwaukee, Wis.

Michelle Kammers

Waukesha, Wis.

Liam Kane-Grade

Prairie du Sac, Wis.

Eric Katzelnick

Rochester, Minn.

Kristie Khatibi

Columbia, Md.

Rebecca Kimyon

Waconia, Minn.

Sean Kirkby

New Brighton, Minn.

Nathan Kliewer

Madison, Wis.

Christopher Kozak

Stevens Point, Wis.

Katherine Kratcha

Lodi, Wis.

Matthew LaBelle

Middleton, Wis.

Heather Laing

Racine, Wis.

Timothy Lancina

Shorewood, Wis.

Jonathan Lang

Neenah, Wis.

Laura Linde

Sun Prairie, Wis.

Maxwell Love

Hudson, Wis.

Eric Lucari

Glenview, Ill.

Alexander MacMillan

Oak Park, Ill.

Gerald Martell

Madison, Wis.

Dana Mayber

Deerfield, Ill.

Kaitlyn Mayer

Appleton, Wis.

Daniel McLeod

Downers Grove, Ill.

Joseph Meeker

Mount Horeb, Wis.

Michal Miernowski

Madison, Wis.

Kirsten Moran

Lisle, Ill.

Laura Neilson

Milwaukee, Wis.

Elizabeth Ness

Elm Grove, Wis.

Tory Nestler

Verona, Wis.

Phui Fun Sabrina Ng

Singapore, Singapore

Marshiella Pandji

Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia

Laura Partain

Appleton, Wis.

Jennifer Pavelec

Mequon, Wis.

Henry Perry

Wilmette, Ill.

Bryant Ray

Dodgeville, Wis.

Lisa Repshas

Green Bay, Wis.

Ethan Rosen

Short Hills, N.J.

Alexander Rosenthal

Los Angeles, Calif.

Stephanie Sauer

Riverside, Ill.

Tadhg Sauvey

Green Bay, Wis.

Aimee Schad

Cary, Ill.

Kelsey Scherer

Oshkosh, Wis.

Stephanie Schuldes

Appleton, Wis.

David Schulz

Eau Claire, Wis.

Jessica Schwartz

West Bend, Wis.

Alexander Sherman

New Providence, N.J.

Devin Shirley

Racine, Wis.

Malia Silvert

Northbrook, Ill.

Sebastian Skarbek

Middleton, Wis.

Sally Slipher

New Berlin, Wis.

Jessica Sloan

Port Washington, N.Y.

Elliana Smerling

Deerfield, Ill.

Lindsey Smith

Germantown, Wis.

Nikki Smith

Madison, Wis.

Shannon Smith

Shoreview, Minn.

Julia Sprangers

Oshkosh, Wis.

Kaitlin Stastny

Sheboygan Falls, Wis.

Bailey Steffes

New Berlin, Wis.

Crescentia Stegner-Freita

River Forest, Ill.

Matthew Sternke

Pewaukee, Wis.

Zoe Storck

Seattle, Wash.

Johnna Sundberg

Minnetrista, Minn.

Emily Temple

Edina, Minn.

Andrew Troupis

Lake Geneva, Wis.

Michelle Tsonis

Brookfield, Wis.

Robert Turner

Marinette, Wis.

Karna Upadhyay

Madison, Wis.

John Ward

Edina, Minn.

Lauren Watson

Neillsville, Wis.

Samantha Weber

Brown Deer, Wis.

Justine Wergin

Milwaukee, Wis.

Amy Whillock

North Oaks, Minn.

Wentao Yang

Zhongshan, China

Maysen Yen

Palatine, Ill.

Olivia Zale

Lafayette, La.