Recent History of PBK at UNCG

Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • 2013-2014
    • The Fall 2013 general membership meeting was held November 11, 2013 in the Birch Room in the EUC.
  • 2012-2013
    • Chapter officers
    • A photo of our proud initiates.
    • Congratulations to Francisco Martinez-Oronoz our 2013 Hege Award winner!
    • Initiation Ceremony April 9, 2013 at 7pm in the School of Education Room 120 featuring Ed Kitchen (Vice President & COO and Board Member of the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Gateway University Research Park). His talk is entitled "The Uneducated Debate over the Value of a Liberal Arts Education".
    • Luncheon for new initiates Tues. Apr. 2 11:30am-1pm in the parlor of N. Spencer.
    • Epsilon chapter meeting Wed. Feb. 27 at 1pm in the EUC Joyner Room.
    • The Fall 2012 general membership meeting was Wednesday, November 7 at 10am in the EUC Joyner Room.
  • 2011-2012
    • Chapter officers
    • A photo of our proud initiates.
    • Congratulations to Jessica Dormady our 2012 Hege Award winner!
    • Initiation Ceremony, April 10, 2012 7:00 pm, Auditorium of the Weatherspoon Art Museum featuring Dr. Joseph Soares Associate Professor of Sociology at Wake Forest University on "Meritocracy and Its Discontents"
    • Luncheon for Students Elected to PBK Membership April 3, 2012 11:30-1:00, at 130 North Spencer, The Parlor.
    • Our general membership meeting was on Monday, February 27, 2012 from 9am to 10am in Moore HRA, Room 1607.
    • Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar John E. Straub, who is Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at Boston University, gave a public lecture "A Lively Tour of the Periodic Table" Thursday, February 16, 7:30 PM in Room 201 Sullivan Science Building, UNCG, and a departmental seminar "When Protein Folding Goes Wrong: Probing the Molecular Origins of Amyloid Disease" Friday, February 17, 1:00 PM Room 201 Sullivan Science Building, UNCG.
    • The Fall General Membership Meeting was on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 at 12 noon in MHRA 2711.
  • 2010-2011
    • Chapter officers
    • A photo of our proud initiates.
    • Congratulations to Sonia Parsons Haga our 2011 Hege Award winner!
    • Annual initiation ceremony: Tuesday, April 12, 2011at 7:00 p.m. in the Weatherspoon. The speaker was Dr. Benjamin Filene, UNCG Director of Public History.
    • Luncheon with new initiates April 5, 2011
    • Spring General Membership meeting: on Monday, February 28th from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Azalea Room of Elliott University Center.
    • Congratulations to inductee Sofia Aidemark! Here's a quote from a press release about her accomplishments:
      • "Whether with a nine iron or a laptop, UNCG's first international student to be Phi Beta Kappa made her mark...The student from Sweden wasn't so fluent in English. Then she stepped up her game and, sporting a 3.97 GPA three years later, became UNCG's first student assisted by the International Programs Office to be Phi Beta Kappa."
    • Fall General Membership meeting: Wednesday, November 10, at 4 p.m. in the Joyner Room EUC.
  • 2009-2010
    • Chapter officers.
    • A photo of our proud initiates.
    • Our 2010 Hege Award winner was Ashley Churchill Young.
    • Annual initiation ceremony: Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at 7 p.m. in the Weatherspoon Auditorium. The speaker was Dr. Andrew C. Brod, Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at UNCG's Bryan School of Business and Economics.
    • Drop-In Luncheon for New Initiates and Phi Beta Kappa Members, April 6, 2010 11:30-1:00 at the Faculty Center.
    • General Membership Meeting, Wednesday, March 3, 2010 3:30-5:00 in the Joyner Room of the EUC.
    • We hosted Dr. Lisa Pratt as a PBK visiting Scholar October 14-16, 2009. Dr. Pratt is Provost Professor of Geological Sciences at Indiana University, Director of a NASA Astrobiology Institute Team, and Chair of the NASA Science Advisory Group developing a 2018 mission concept for the next generation Mars Rover. The following events were included:
      • Tues. 10/6, 7:30 pm: “Life in the Solar System,” Dr. Steve Danford, at the “Science on Tap Series” at the Green Bean, 321 S. Elm St., Greensboro
      • Wed. 10/14, 4:00-6:30 p.m.: Showing and discussion of the film, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," in McIver 028.
      • Thurs. 10/15: 8:00 PBK breakfast with Dr. Pratt. RSVP to Steve Danford.
      • Thurs. 10/15: Noon. Lunch with Geography Club and Physics Students. “Radiolysis & Microbial Life” in Petty 308.
      • Thurs. 10/15 at 2:30 p.m.: Related Lecture "Permafrost and Methane Clathrates on Earth and Mars." in Graham 116.
      • Thurs. 10/15 at 8 p.m.: Public Lecture "Seeking Signs of Life on Mars" in Bryan 160.
      • Fri. 10/16 at noon: Lunch with Honors Students, Teaching Fellows, and others. "Ethical Issues and the Search for Life." in 201 Sullivan Science Bldg.
    • Fall General Chapter Meeting: Wednesday, November 4, at 4 pm., in the Joyner Room, EUC.
  • 2008-2009
  • 2007-2008
  • 2006-2007
    • Chapter officers.
    • A photo of our proud initiates.
    • Our 2007 Hege Award winner was Carolyn Kaye Sanzenbacher.
    • Annual initiation ceremony: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 in the Weatherspoon Auditorium. Dr. William E. Moran, UNCG Chancellor Emeritus spoke on the "Rising Performance Requirements for Higher Education."
    • Dr. William E. Moran, UNCG Chancellor Emeritus, and Dr. Patricia A. Sullivan, UNCG Chancellor, were inducted into the society as honorary members.
    • Membership Meeting Nov 06.
    • Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Professor Sarah Morris (UCLA) September 21-22, 2006.
  • 2005-2006
    • A photo of our proud initiates.
    • Our 2006 Hege Award winner was Hannah Aileen Burnette.
    • The Phi Beta Kappa Couper Scholars Lecture was Tuesday, April 4, 2006, in the Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel at Bennett College for Women. The speaker was Dr. Joyce Appleby, Professor Emerita of History at UCLA speaking on the topic “Coming to Terms with Thomas Jefferson.”
    • Annual initiation ceremony: April 20, 2006 in the Brown Building Theater. Dr. Peggy O’Brien, an educational programming innovator with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, spoke about "True Intelligence"
  • 2004-2005
    • A photo of our proud initiates.
    • Our 2005 Hege Award winner was Sara Elizabeth Thompson.
  • 2003-2004
    • A photo of our proud initiates.
    • Our 2004 Hege Award winner was Natalie Olden-Stahl.
  • Earlier information
    • Earlier Hege Award winners were James Wayne Davis (1994), Stephen Michael Ackley-Ortiz (1996), Monica Chew (1997), Christopher John Deloye (1998), Scott Thomason (1999), Catherine Revell (2000), Katherine McCarthy (2001), Toni Nichols (2001), Jeremiah A. Feducia (2002), Katherine Collings (2003), and Alison E. Saulsbury (2003).