Phi Beta Kappa Initiation
June 7, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – In April 2010, Illinois Wesleyan University inducted 34 juniors
and seniors into Phi Beta Kappa, said to be one of the most prestigious academic fraternities
in the nation. The undergraduate honors society fosters and recognizes excellence
in the liberal arts and sciences.
Phi Beta Kappa chapters are present in approximately 10 percent of the nation’s colleges
and universities and of these institutions only 1 in 10 arts and sciences graduates
are selected for membership.
Since 1776, Phi Beta Kappa has accumulated some the up-and-coming young leaders from
across the country, including 17 U.S. Presidents, 38 U.S. Supreme Court Justices and
136 Nobel laureates. Other famous Phi Beta Kappa members include Booker T. Washington,
Hellen Keller, Condoleza Rice, Tom Brokaw, Alexander Graham Bell and Peyton Manning.
This year 11 IWU juniors join the ranks:
Elizabeth Ave Maria
And 23 IWU seniors:
Contact: Jessica Hinterlong '11, (309) 556-3181