Three School of Education students — all majoring in Human Development and Family Studies – are among Carolina students recently inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society.
The students – Miranda Black, Katie Childrey and Rebekah Sullivan – are among 194 UNC-Chapel Hill students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa last week.
Black is a junior from Knightdale double-majoring in human development and family studies and psychology, with a minor in conflict management. After graduation she plans to pursue a master’s degree in occupational therapy, with hopes to work with children, people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, and the homeless.
Childrey is a senior majoring in human development and family studies and exercise and sport science majors, with a minor in education. She is from Raleigh. Childrey is applying to occupational therapy programs, hoping to become a pediatric occupational therapist.
Sullivan is a senior from Goldsboro double-majoring in human development and family studies and psychology. Sullivan plans to obtain a master’s degree in either marriage and family therapy or addiction counseling, saying she wants to work with individuals from different backgrounds to help them receive healing and reach their mental and relational health goals.
Phi Beta Kappa membership is open to undergraduates in the College of Arts & Sciences and professional degree programs who meet stringent eligibility requirements. Less than 1 percent of all college students qualify.
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 four-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.
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.
HDFS is a pre-professional interdisciplinary program, devoted to learning around the development of individuals, with focus on teaching, research, and outreach activities on the well-being and healthy development over the full span of life, including relations within the family as well as the family’s interactions with other social institutions and communities.