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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., June 4, 2018—The Williams College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) held its induction ceremony for the Class of 2018 on Saturday, June 2. Professor Julie Blackwood was faculty speaker and Professor Stephen Fix, the PBK historian, gave a brief history of PBK at Williams.
Class of 2018 Senior inductees are:
Natasha T. Baranow, Stephanie I. Boulger, Daniel S. Brandes, Adam A. Calogeras, Erica K. Chang, Michael L. Chen, Natalie M. DiNenno, Krista Y. Gelev, Rebecca A. Gorelov, Danielle A. Grier, Helene N. Hall, Heidi P. Halvorsen, Isabella Huang, Gabrielle S. Ilagan, Charles C. Jersey, Alexander R. Kilman, Molly R. Knoedler, Elizaveta Lavrova, Calvin G. Ludwig, Christopher S. McLaughlin, Tobias D. Muellers, Eric W. Muscosky, Timothy P. Nagle-McNaughton, Daishiro Nishida, Francesca Paris, Christine M. Pash, Ashay N. Patel, Arielle R. Rawlings, Samuel W. Reinert, Sophia R. Robert, John J. Rodriguez, James R. Sawyers, Allegra J. Simon, Delaney M. Smith, Mackenzie S. Snyder, Rehaan Vij, Phuong U. Vo, Wilson X. Wang, Allison R. Wong, Julia L. Yarak, and Seunghyun A. Yeo.
The Class of 2018 Junior inductees (i.e., students inducted this fall) are:
Jackson D. Barber, Jasper P. Burget, Anna L. DeLoi, Benjamin J. Decker, Alyssa L. Epstein, Sarah M. Fleming, Rebecca D. Gunderson, Sumun S. Iyer, Richard M. Jin, Arjun Kakkar, Sichao Liu, Stephanie Liu, Peter A. Lugthart, Eleanor H. Lustig, Jonathan X. Meng, Anna C. Neufeld, Nicholas B. Post, Cassandra G. Pruitt, Timothy W. Randolph, Morris J. Reeves, Jacob Sperber, Emily N. Sundquist, Madeline C. Walsh, Bingyi Wang, Benjamin D. Williams, Jamie Wu, Sophie E. Wunderlich, Yinga Q. Xia, and Tianlun Zhang.
Founded in 1793, Williams College is the second-oldest institution of higher learning in Massachusetts. The college’s 2,000 students are taught by a faculty noted for the quality of their teaching and research, and the achievement of academic goals includes active participation of students with faculty in their research. Students’ educational experience is enriched by the residential campus environment in Williamstown, Mass., which provides a host of opportunities for interaction with one another and with faculty beyond the classroom. Admission decisions on U.S. applicants are made regardless of a student’s financial ability, and the college provides grants and other assistance to meet the demonstrated needs of all who are admitted.