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.

Name Major(s) Hometown
Anne B. Friedrich ’15* Anthropology & Religious Studies East Bethel, MN
Justin Ismael V. Lutian ’15* English & Chemistry: Cell & Molecular
Biology/Biochemistry Concentration
Manila, Philippines
Megan S. Michie ’15* Biology: Cell & Molecular Biology/Biochemistry
Concentration & Classics
Rhinebeck, NY
Eleanor K. Powell ’15* Global Studies Los Altos, CA
Brett E. Sahlberg ’15* Biology: Cell & Molecular Biology/Biochemistry
Duxbury, MA
Christopher W. Abbott ’15 Anthropology Dundas, MN
Carolyn J. Bennett ’15 Global Studies & Environmental Studies: Policy
Scarborough, ME
Emily G. Berner ’15 Biology: Neuroscience Concentration & Women’s, Gender, and
Sexuality Studies
Upton, MA
Christina A. Besheer ’15 Art History Bronxville, NY
Alice V. Black ’15 English Newtown, Australia
Nils P. Carlson ’15 Economics: Financial Markets Concentration Worcester, MA
Carly J. Cronon ’15 English: Creative Writing Concentration Winchester, MA
Amy G. Cunningham ’15 Biology Exeter, RI
Katherine M. Daigle ’15 English & American Studies Springvale, ME
Grace A. DeNoon ’15 Global Studies & Anthropology Morristown, NJ
Samantha J. Drivas ’15 French Studies & International Business (Independent) South Portland, ME
Zachary E. Esakof ’15 Economics & Mathematical Sciences: Statistics
North Reading, MA
Andrew O. Fletcher ’15 Computer Science & Mathematics Simsbury, CT
Abigail M. Fontaine ’15 Psychology & Classical Civilization Wilbraham, MA
Lucas L. Fortier ’15 Government Skowhegan, ME
Sara E. George ’15 Geology Limington, ME
Roxana C. Gheorghe ’15 Computer Science Bucharest, Romania
Sara N. Gibbons ’15 Theater and Dance & Educational Studies: Human Development
Devonshire, Bermuda
Emilie M. Jensen ’15 Theater and Dance North Conway, NH
Alexandra E. Jones ’15 Anthropology Norfolk, CT
Samantha J. Jones ’15 English & Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Buckfield, ME
Katherine C. Kimball ’15 Psychology Kentfield, CA
Nicholas F. LaRovere ’15 Economics Lynnfield, MA
Danielle B. Levine ’15 Biology Andover, NJ
Caitlin M. Lyons ’15 Russian Language and Culture & Global Studies Morristown, NJ
Paul C. Macklis ’15 Biology Chagrin Falls, OH
Jeffrey C. Meltzer ’15 Environmental Studies: Policy Concentration Sudbury, MA
Julia E. Middleton ’15 Biology: Ecology and Evolution Concentration & Chemistry Nashville, TN
Jordan E. Nathan ’15 Behavioral Business (Independent) Upper Saddle River, NJ
Shelby F. O’Neill ’15 Government Corfu, NY
Samuel W. Parker ’15 Government & Economics: Financial Markets Concentration Cambridge, MA
Kevin J. Philbrick ’15 Economics: Financial Markets Concentration & Mathematical
Sciences: Statistics Concentration
Scarborough, ME
Leah E. Powley ’15 Environmental Studies: Policy Concentration Neenah, WI
Laura A. Rosenthal ’15 English: Creative Writing Concentration Newton, MA
Johnna L. St. Cyr ’15 English: Creative Writing Concentration Rye, NH
Kali N. Stevens ’15 Biology: Cell & Molecular Biology/Biochemistry
New London, NH
Ian M. Tibbetts ’15 Physics & Computer Science Dublin, NH
Julie A. Toich ’15 English: Creative Writing Concentration Ridgefield, CT
John C. Tortorello ’15 Physics Medway, MA
Marina D. Wells ’15 Art History & English Eastham, MA
Matthew H. Wilson ’15 Biology: Cell & Molecular Biology/Biochemistry
Newbury, NH
Kara M. Witherill ’15 Global Studies Readfield, ME
Molly J. Wylie ’15 Psychology Santa Monica, CA
Xiaojie Chen ’16 Economics: Financial Markets Concentration & Mathematics Wilton, ME
Amanda N. Corwin ’16 Biology: Neuroscience Concentration Potomac, MD
Kaitlin T. Curran ’16 French Studies Wayland, MA
Lucy A. Devlin ’16 Biology Haverhill, MA
Timothy P. Gallagher ’16 Mathematical Sciences: Statistics Concentration &
Winchester, MA
Charlotte W. Hambley ’16 Mathematical Sciences: Statistics Concentration & French
Hingham, MA
Sarah K. Lane-Reticker ’16 Chemistry: Biochemistry & English Avon, CT
Xueqing Qiao ’16 Economics & Mathematics Beijing, China
C. William Qualey, IV ’16 History & German Studies Norridgewock, ME