Phi Beta Kappa inducts new members
May 19, 2021
Three students recognized with special awards
This May, 53 University of Delaware undergraduates were inducted into the Alpha of Delaware chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for arts and science disciplines, was founded in 1776.
Each year the chapter recognizes student award winners.
The winner of the Herbert Ellis Newman Award was Timothy Mulderrig, an Honors College student from Middletown, Delaware. He is majoring in plant science; agriculture and natural resources; and biological sciences, with minors in chemistry and environmental soils science. This award recognizes the third-year undergraduate at UD who shows the most outstanding scholarly potential in a Phi Beta Kappa curriculum.
The winner of the Clift and DeArmond Award was Kelsey Wagner, an Honors College student from Wilmington, Delaware. She is majoring in history and three languages (Spanish, German, ancient Greek) with a minor in ancient Greek and Roman studies. This award recognizes the second-year undergraduate at UD who shows the most outstanding scholarly potential in a Phi Beta Kappa curriculum.
The winner of the DeArmond Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship was Caleigh Bauer, an Honors College student from Wilmington, Delaware. She is majoring in international relations with minors in history, Italian, and Latin American and Iberian studies. This scholarship supports graduate study in history or literature at an institution outside the state of Delaware.