Further demonstrating that DAMES is simply bursting at the seams with excellence, several DAMES students have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious college honors society.
A student who has completed 75 hours of coursework in the liberal arts and sciences with a GPA of 3.85 or better (on a 4-point scale) is eligible for membership. Also eligible is any student who has completed 105 hours of coursework in the liberal arts and sciences with a 3.75 GPA. Grades earned at other universities are not considered. Fewer than 1% of all college students qualify.
Past and present Phi Beta Kappa members from across the country have included 17 American presidents, 41 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, more than 140 Nobel Laureates and numerous artistic, intellectual and political leaders.
The DAMES initiates are as follows:
• Elizabeth Taylor Cox, a senior with Arab cultures and peace, war and defense majors and a Middle Eastern languages minor, of Chapel Hill.
• Tucker Eugene Craven, a senior with political science and Chinese majors, of High Point.
• Andrew Nenow, a senior with computer science and Chinese majors and a statistics and analytics minor, of Boone.
• Katelyn Marie Shadowens, a senior with Chinse and communication studies majors, of Hickory.
• Sarah Wang, a junior with computer science and Chinese majors, of Apex.
• Lydia Sun Yun, a senior with Japanese and peace, war and defense majors, of Durham.
Not to be outdone, our minors:
• Evangeline Huei-En Liauw, a May 2020 graduate with a business administration major and a Chinese minor, of Durham.
• Lindsay Zhou, a junior with computer science and linguistics majors and a Japanese minor, of Cary.
• Hannah Olmstead, a senior with public policy and economics majors and an Arabic minor, of Oklahoma City.
Congratulations to our wonderful students!