WILLIAMSTOWN -- Twenty-six members of the Williams College class of 2014 have been elected into Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society. Membership signifies top academic success at institutions of higher learning across the country.
Based on cumulative grade point average at the end of their junior year, the top five percent of students in a given class are selected for Phi Beta Kappa membership.
The following students are this year’s Phi Beta Kappa members:
* Jacob Addelson, classics and history, Concord.
* Ilya Amburg, physics and math, Glenview, Ill.
* Eloise Andry, Chinese and geosciences, Davidson, N.C.
* Ivan Badinski, economics and philosophy, Sofia, Bulgaria.
* Julia Davis, history and Spanish, Danville, Pa.
* Jared Hallett, math and Chinese, Sterling, Va.
* Joseph Iafrate, physics and math, New Baltimore, Mich.
* Manasi Iyer, biology, Moraga, Calif.
* David Kruger, political economy and environmental policy, Framingham.
* Alexander LaTourrette, psychology, Loveland, Colo.
* Vu Le, economics and mathematics, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
* Matthew McCarron, chemistry, Portland, Ore.
* Maia McCormick, music and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, New York, N.Y.
* Brian McGrail, history and political economy, Arlington, Va.
* Caroline Miller, mathematics and economics, Madison, N.J.
* Byron Perpetua, mathematics and music, Newington, Conn.
* Sarah Peters, physics, Evanston, Ill.
* Faraz Rahman, economics and mathematics, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
* Emma Rickles, biology, Portland, Ore.
* Daniel Schreiner, music and art, Winston-Salem, N.C.
* Samuel Tripp, economics and mathematics, Rutland.
* Chau Vo, chemistry and Chinese, Sunnyvale, Calif.
* Madeline Vuong, English and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, Ithaca, N.Y.
* Melinda Wang, biology and comparative literature, Saratoga, Calif.
* Jane Wilde, art and economics, Houston, Texas.
* Dan Zhao, political economy, Elmhurst, N.Y.