This ceremony held each November honors the academic accomplishments of select National Honor Society (NHS) Students from the five high schools in St. Mary’s County. Students selected for the award are given a book relevant to their field of interest. Also during the ceremony, we recognize St. Mary’s sophomores whose academic performance is on a path that may make them eligible for induction in Phi Beta Kappa during their junior or senior year.
Archives for 2015
Photo by Bill Wood.
Twenty students and President Tuajuanda C. Jordan were inducted into the Zeta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in a ceremony held at the historic State House of Historic St. Mary’s City on April 7, 2015. Dr. Ana Maria Franco-Watkins ’97 was inducted in absentia. Congratulations to all!
Listed below are the students who were inducted:
- Irene Baumler ’15 (Biology)
- Melissa Bowman ’15 (Sociology, Int’l Languages & Cultures/Spanish)
- Rachel Buxton ’15 (Music)
- Haoyu Chen ’15 (Physics & Mathematics)
- Karen Danielson ’15 (Economics)
- Philipa Friedman ’15 (Philosophy & History)
- Erin Harvey ’15 (Biology)
- Lindsay Hollingsworth ’15 (English)
- Leah Keller ’15 (Anthropology)
- Carolyn LaRocco ’15 (History)
- Sabryna Latuff ’15 (Int’l Languages & Cultures/Spanish)
- Lindsey Leitera ’15 (English & Political Science)
- Julia Maas ’15 (Economics, Int’l Languages & Cultures/French)
- Cara Machlin ’14 (Mathematics)
- Rachel Peele ’15 (Psychology)
- Nadine Postolache ’15 (Psychology, Int’l Languages & Cultures/Spanish)
- Jessica Rose ’15 (Art, Int’l Languages & Cultures/Chinese)
- Willow Smith ’15 (Psychology)
- Nathan Wong ’15 (Biochemistry)
- Jiaxia Xu ’15 (Economics & Math)
Dr. Harold Stanley, Geurin-Pettus Distinguished Chair in American Politics and Political Economy and Vice President for Executive Affairs at Southern Methodist University visited
St. Mary’s College of Maryland from February 29-March 1, 2016 as part of Phi Beta Kappa’s Visiting Scholars Program.
During his stay he engaged in meals and conversation with resident PBK members, faculty and students from the Department of Political Science, students in Pi Sigma Alpha, and students in the Nitze Scholars Program. He also discussed “Presidential Approval: Longer There, Less Liked?” with students in Dr. Sue Grogan’s American Presidency class, discussed “Political Polarization” with students in Dr. Todd Ebbery’s American Politics class, and gave a public lecture on “Picking a President in 2016.”