Phi Beta Kappa Honors Oxford Graduates, Faculty

December 16, 2009

In a December 7 ceremony, the Emory University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society, inducted into its ranks eleven Oxford graduates who are now Oxford students on the Emory Atlanta campus.  From the Oxford Class of 2008 were Elizabeth Blake Encarnacao, Zachary James Hennessee, Esther Frances Kim, Tiffany Xuan Phuong Phan , Harry Ross Powers and Paula Joy Zwillich.  Inductees from the Oxford Class of 2009 included Emily Abigail Gardner, Samuel Hong, Juliet Dawn Sheridan, James Brandon Shope and Samuel Claud Whitehead.

Also honored were five Oxford faculty members who received awards recognizing their excellence in teaching.  These included Stacy Bell, lecturer in English; Eloise Carter, professor of biology; Steve Henderson, associate professor of geology; Michael McQuaide, professor of sociology; and Effrosyni Seitaridou, assistant professor of physics.

Oxford takes great pride in the recognition of these graduates and faculty members.

The Emory University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was established in 1929.  Membership is by election, which is based on scholarship, breadth of culture and general promise.