Phi Beta Kappa inducts new members
June 21, 2022
55 undergraduates inducted into nation's oldest collegiate honor society
In May, 55 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. The Alpha of Delaware chapter was founded at the University of Delaware in 1956. The names of the inductees are listed in the program available here
Each year the chapter recognizes student award winners.
The winner of the Herbert Ellis Newman Award was Tara Lennon, an Honors College student from Newark, Delaware. She is majoring in history and English with a minor in art. 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 Derek Wu, an Honors College student from Wilmington, Delaware. He is majoring in biological sciences and environmental science with an ecoscience concentration with a minor in biochemistry. This award recognizes the second-year UD undergraduate who shows the most outstanding scholarly potential in a Phi Beta Kappa curriculum.