Annually, the Beta Chapter of Colby College recognizes students from the junior and senior classes for their excellent scholastic performances by electing them to membership in Phi Beta Kappa. The chapter’s membership committee carefully examines the transcripts of all students with a high GPA. Following the guidelines set down by the national headquarters, committee members look for students who have taken a broad range of challenging courses and carried a full course load throughout their college career. A student must show a dedication to scholarship and academic integrity that indicates he or she will uphold the ideals of the society. It is with great pleasure that the officers of the Beta Chapter of Maine of Phi Beta Kappa announce the election of the following students to membership in the society.


For a directory of Colby alumni elected into Phi Beta Kappa, click here.

*Students who were elected to membership in the society as juniors.

Spring 2014
Class of 2014
Name Major(s) Hometown
Joshua M. Balk Government/Sociology Needham, MA
Katherine J. Bellerose Spanish/Latin American Studies West Newton, MA
Sarah J. Boneysteele Theater and Dance Orinda, CA
Edward Chuang Chemistry: Biochemistry/Mathematics Carlisle, MA
Kathryn A. Coe* Chemistry: Biochemistry Bedford, MA
Cecelia M. Conroy English/Sociology Windham, ME
Brendan M. Cosgrove Economics: Financial Markets Concentration/Geology Exeter, NH
Kaitlin S. Curran* Biology Concord, MA
Yiyi Dong Economics-Mathematics Shanghai, China
Brian D. Doolittle Physics Belgrade, ME
Czarina Evangelista Psychology: Neuroscience Concentration Hayward, CA
Brett A. Ewer Classics/Classical Civilization Norfolk, MA
Katerina M. Faust Biology: Neuroscience Concentration Bainbridge Island, WA
Jack D. Gobillot Theater and Dance Deerfield, MA
Christopher J. Greenlee Biology: Cell & Molecular Biol/Biochemistry Conc. Westminster, MA
Ben J. Guido Psychology Bangor, ME
Byoungwook Jang Mathematics Seoul, Republic of Korea
Stephen N. Jenkins Mathematics/Computer Science West Lebanon, NH
Malia L. Kawamura Mathematical Sciences/Physics Salem, OR
Shannon A. Kenny Biology Pittstown, NJ
James Jihyeong Kim American Studies Cypress, CA
Shannon H. Kooser Economics/French Studies River Forest, IL
Celeste N. Lattanzi Educational Studies (Independent) Los Altos, CA
Erin A. Love Environmental Studies: Science Concentration/Latin A Charlotte, NC
Lucas C. Martin Music/English East Sandwich, MA
Kathryn A. Moore* Chemistry: Environmental Science Vienna, VA
Jessica L. Moore Biology: Cell & Molecular Biol/Biochemistry Conc./Ger Higganum, CT
Stephen C. Morse Mathematics South China, ME
Emily J. Nadel Anthropology/Art Wellesley, MA
Kristen L. Nassif Studio Art and Art History/Biology Toronto, ON, Canada
Allison M. Nolan Latin American Studies South Paris, ME
Samantha R. Nystrom English/Classical Civilization Bolton, CT
Jason P. Ottomano Government Weston, CT
Kelsey M. Park Psychology/Philosophy Presque Isle, ME
Clare E. Peaslee Economics Guilford, CT
Theresa L. Petzoldt Environmental Studies: Science Concentration Westfield, VT
Brandan M. Rivard Economics Manchester, NH
Natalie S. Roher Psychology: Neuroscience Concentration Chappaqua, NY
Morgan L. Rublee English Glenburn, ME
Stephanie A. Ruys de Perez History Pasadena, CA
Margaret E. Sargent Psychology Needham, MA
Alison E. Smith Biology: Cell & Molecular Biol/Biochemistry Conc. Gales Ferry, CT
Kristen H. Starkowski*  English/Sociology Marlborough, CT
Justin E. Swansburg Economics Prides Crossing, MA
Miia-Liisa Termonen Psychology/Creative Writing (Independent) Multia, Finland
Lily G. Tilton Psychology/Economics Jamaica Plain, MA
Kyle S. Wehner English/Government Slingerlands, NY
Russell B. Wilson Government Denver, CO
Class of 2015
Anne B. Friedrich Cultural Anthropology/Religious Studies East Bethel, MN
Justin Ismael V. Lutian English/Chemistry: Cell & Molecular Biol/Biochemistry Manila, Philippines
Megan S. Michie Biology: Cell & Molecular Biol/Biochemistry Conc./Clas Rhinebeck, NY
Eleanor K. Powell Global Studies Los Altos, CA
Brett E. Sahlberg Biology Duxbury, MA