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Phi Beta Kappa inducts new members

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4:51 p.m., May 9, 2014--The Alpha of Delaware chapter of Phi Beta Kappa inducted 59 undergraduates at its annual ceremony May 4. 

Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for arts and science disciplines, was founded in 1776. The Alpha of Delaware chapter was founded at the University of Delaware in 1956. 

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Violinist Xiang Gao, Trustees Distinguished Professor of Music, has won a 2014 Delaware Governor's Award for the Arts.

Warren Award

Sylvester Johnson, director of custodial and university services at the University of Delaware, has been presented with the John Warren Excellence in Leadership and Service Award.

The names of this year's inductees are listed in the program available here

Each year the chapter recognizes student award winners.

The deArmond Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship was awarded to Omar Duran, who is a triple major in Spanish language and literature, art history, and Latin American and Iberian studies. This scholarship supports graduate study in history or literature at an institution outside the state of Delaware. Duran has been accepted as a Dean’s Fellow at Columbia University, where he plans to study for his Ph.D. in Latin American and Iberian cultures.

The winner of the Herbert Ellis Newman Award was Lukas Campolo, an Honors Program student, who is majoring in chemistry and Spanish, with a minor in guitar performance. This award recognizes the third-year undergraduate at the University of Delaware who shows the most outstanding scholarly potential in a Phi Beta Kappa curriculum.

The winner of the Clift and deArmond Award was Jared Wasilefsky, an economics and political science double major in the Honors Program. This award recognizes the second-year undergraduate at the University of Delaware who shows the most outstanding scholarly potential in a Phi Beta Kappa curriculum.

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