52 Students Inducted Into Phi Beta Delta Honors Society

November 20, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia University recognized 52 undergraduate students at the Epsilon Kappa Chapter of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society annual induction ceremony on Nov. 19. Held virtually this year, the induction ceremony recognizes students for their academic excellence and international experiences. 

This year, Professor of Physical Therapy Dr. Karen Sawyer served as keynote speaker and shared her experience founding and directing the Jamaica pro-bono global experience that Physical Therapy students have the opportunity to participate in during their 25-month program.

“My philosophy is always to leave each person a little better than you left them,” said Dr. Sawyer. “It’s not just about what is on your resume, but who is on your resume and how you’ve made their life better.”

Dr. Nancy Rosoff, dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies and president of Arcadia’s Epsilon Kappa Chapter, explained how Phi Beta Delta inductees represent the meaning behind the Greek letters: Love of knowledge (Phi); Valuing Human Life (Beta); and Achieving excellence (Delta).

The 52 inductees each had at least one study abroad experience during their academic career, as well as many having extracurricular experiences volunteering with hospitals and organizations or conducting unique research. 

Those students inducted are:

  • Elanur Altunbas ’21
  • Natalie Andinolfi ’21
  • Catelyn Ballard ’22
  • Jordan Bell ’22
  • Jordan Bonnell ’22
  • Emily Brown ’22
  • Taylor Carrico ’21
  • Victoria Casey ’21
  • Lara Daigle ’21
  • Mary (Mamie) Dempsey ’22
  • Jocelynn Dillon ’21 
  • Miranda Donavan ’21
  • Allison Duffy ’21
  • Sonia Efakpokele ’20M
  • Stephanie Geesey ’21
  • Rebecca Graham ’21
  • Lauren Higgins ’22
  • Olivia Jarvis ’21
  • Antoinette Josephick ’21
  • Riti Kamath ’21
  • Samantha Katsikas ’21
  • Kayla Kelly ’21
  • Rebecca Kirk ’21
  • Grace Lewis ’22
  • Courtney Lugovoy ’21
  • Kiersten Lupton ’21
  • Megan Mannato ’21
  • Tatum Marino ’22
  • Michael McCoy ’22
  • Jacob McCrea ’21
  • Jake Mericle ’21
  • Shira Michel ’23
  • Zachary Mongold ’21 
  • Madeleine Montz ’21
  • Savannah Munholland ’21
  • Kayla Murphy ’21
  • Mackenzie Myer ’21
  • Julia Nelson ’20
  • Sarah Noll ’21
  • Riley Nyhus ’21
  • Megan Patterson ’21
  • Emily Readinger ’21
  • Kate Rende ’21
  • Daisy Saavedra ’22
  • Jill Shaughnessy ’22
  • Priya Tarpley ’21
  • Jewell VanRyn ’21
  • Sheila Marie Venus ’21
  • Olivia VonStein ’21
  • Sarah Walsh ’21
  • Colleen Weiman ’21
  • Brianna Williams ’21
     

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