Williams College Students Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., June 5, 2017—The Williams College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) held its induction ceremony for the Class of 2017 on Saturday, June 3. Professor E. J. Johnson was faculty speaker and Professor Stephen Fix, the PBK historian, gave a brief history of PBK at Williams.

Class of 2017 Senior inductees are:

Yoonsang Bae, Claire A. Bergey, Varun L. Bhadkamkar, Angela Chang, Marcus C. Colella, Scott G. Daniel, Mary Elizabeth J. Dato, Nola J. Gordon, Samuel D. Gray, Miranda R. Hanson, Devyn J. Hebert, Nikolaus H.R. Howe, Emily A. Hoyt, Roya E. Huang, Owen A. Kay, William M. Kirby, Kendall O. Leet-Otley, Jamie R. Lesser, Kevin P. Mercadante, Juliette F. Morrmen-Smith, Rachel O. O’Sullivan, Nina G. Pande, James R. Pappas, Matthew J. Quinn, Adam J. Resnick, Denis A. Rondeau, Christian P. Ruhl, Maia F. Sacca-Schaeffer, Karim Sameh, Rachel M. Schwartz, Maeve A. Serino, Scott A. Shelton, Zihan Su, Matthew W. Thomas, Anthony Tsou, Stephen D. Tyson, Vidya M. Venkatesh, Evan S. Wahl, William R. Walker, Sarah G. Weiser, and Fan Zhang.

The Class of 2017 Junior inductees (students inducted this fall) are:

Michelle Jeanne Buncke, David Robert Burt, Melissa Alexandra Caplen, Lane Augusta Davis, Sarah McClain Fleming, Ruby Maria Froom, Matthew Bibber Goss, Intekhab Hossain, Russell Kennedy Jones IV, Hae-Min Jung, Alexander, Sastien Kastner, Erik Noren Kessler, Olivia Rose Larsen, Megan Jean Maher, Matthew Stephen Marcarelli, Teague Gallagher Morris, Jackson Alexander Myers, Jeffrey Noble Rubel, Aaditya Sharma, Jeffrey Allan Sload, Sarah Anne Stevenson, Melanie Sangita Subbiah, Katherine Aurelia Tardiff, Chelsea Rose Thomeer , Maria Alejandra Vicent Allende, Nathaniel Boyd Vilas, Caroline Celeste White-Nockleby, Daniel Patrick Ga Heung Wong, and Zijie Zhu.


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.