UNC-Chapel Hill inducts 12 Morehead-Cains into Phi Beta Kappa

Apr 23, 2021

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has inducted twelve Morehead-Cain Scholars into Phi Beta Kappa (PBK), the most prestigious academic honor society in the United States. The organization, founded in 1776, seeks to celebrate “excellence in the liberal arts and sciences” and foster freedom of thought. More than 1,200 Morehead-Cain Scholars have earned membership in PBK since 1957.

Morehead-Cain Class of 2020

  • Cameron Champion, an environmental sciences major and a business administration minor, of Raleigh, North Carolina

Morehead-Cain Class of 2021

  • Pearce Landry II, a double major in business administration and biology, of Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Reagan Woodard, a double major in business administration and economics and an entrepreneurship minor, of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina

Morehead-Cain Class of 2022

  • Katherine Collamore, a double major in psychology and religious studies and a history minor, of Chevy Chase, Maryland
  • Chelsea Deitelzweig, an English and comparative literature major and a chemistry minor, of New Orleans, Louisiana 
  • Monty Evans, a double major in computer science and neuroscience and a statistics and analytics minor, of London, England
  • Abbas Hasan, a double major in American studies and political science, of Plano, Texas
  • Camryn Kellogg, a double major in biology and psychology and a chemistry minor, of Wilmington, North Carolina 
  • Alayna Powell, a double major in economics and public policy and a history minor, of Asheville, North Carolina
  • Nisarg Shah, a double major in economics and public policy and a business administration minor, of Alpharetta, Georgia
  • Sonam Shah, a double major in health policy and management and neuroscience, of Cary, North Carolina
  • Ashley Wade, a double major in global studies and interdisciplinary studies and a Spanish for the medical professions minor, of Spartanburg, South Carolina

PBK members include 17 U.S. presidents, 42 Supreme Court Justices, and more than 150 Nobel Laureates. The academic honor society has 290 chapters at undergraduate institutions throughout the country. Carolina admitted 221 students as new members to its PBK chapter, Alpha of North Carolina, this semester. 

Photo credit: The Old Well on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. April 8, 2021. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)


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