Six students majoring or minoring in education programs with the School of Education have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society.
The six honored students are among the 213 Carolina students inducted into the honorary society, the University announced Thursday.
The inducted students:
Jason Guo, a junior with a biology major and education and chemistry minors, son of Lan Lin and Sheng Guo of Durham.
Courtney Melissa Hedgecock, a senior with a music education major, daughter of Dawn Hedgecock and Joseph Hedgecock.
Lillian Claire McCormick, a senior with public policy and Hispanic literatures and cultures majors and an education minor, daughter of Mark Peifer and Carol Ann McCormick of Chapel Hill.
Madeline Emma Meyerhoffer, a senior with psychology and human development and family studies majors and a health and society minor, daughter of William Meyerhoffer and Lisa Meyerhoffer of Greensboro.
Grace Elaine Price, a senior with a human development and family studies major and a Spanish for the health professions minor, daughter of Briggs Price and Elizabeth Price of Asheville.
Carolina Ramsey, a senior with psychology and human development and family studies majors and a social and economic justice minor, daughter of Barbara Ramsey and James Ramsey of Greensboro.
Phi Beta Kappa membership is open to undergraduates in the College of Arts & Sciences and one of the seven professional degree programs offered by Carolina who meet stringent eligibility requirements.
A student who has completed 75 hours of course work 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. Less 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.
Phi Beta Kappa has 290 chapters nationwide. UNC-Chapel Hill’s chapter, Alpha of North Carolina, was founded in 1904 and is the oldest of seven chapters in the state.