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University's Phi Beta Kappa chapter welcomes initiates

The University of South Carolina's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the most prestigious and oldest undergraduate honor society in the country, recently initiated 112 new members.

Just over 1 percent of college seniors in the United States are elected to join the organization each year. Only 10 percent of colleges in the United States have the honor and privilege of hosting a Phi Beta Kappa chapter at their institution(s). The University of South Carolina is the first public institution in South Carolina to earn that distinction.

New members include the following:

SOUTH CAROLINA

Aiken
Lauren Kay Arnold, daughter of Trent and Janis Arnold
Lauren Ashley Collins, daughter of Jonathan C. and Patricia N. Collins
Elizabeth Dawn LaBone, daughter of Thomas and Joan LaBone
Trevor Brian Lightbody, son of Doug and Elizabeth Lightbody
Carole Holley Pitts, daughter of Mark and Nancy Pitts
William James Spencer, son of William and Anne Spencer
Alexander Szu Han Wang. Parents: Jefferson and Judith Wang

Beaufort
Alison Ora Inglis, daughter of Ed and May Inglis

Bluffton
Ashley Caroline Petitt, daughter of Jerry and Cindy Petitt

Blythewood
Charles Hsiang Hammer, son of Charles and Lori Hammer
Giel Muller. Parents: Ben and Truus Muller
Hollis Elayne Murphy. Parents: William H. and Diedre S. Murphy

Buffalo
Lauren Elizabeth Ward, daughter of John and Susan Ward

Cades
Ricky Ali Evans Jr., son of Ricky and Janette Evans

Camden
Forrest Rule Spence. Parents: William and Jeanette Spence

Chapin
Sarah Caitlyn Tholstrup, daughter of David and Jeanette Tholstrup

Charleston
Christine Marie Lee Clarke-Pounder, daughter of Richard and Aubrey Clarke-Pounder
Jessica Christine Hatcher, daughter of Raymond Hatcher
James Tyler Mobley, son of James E. and Dana K. Mobley
Saviana Smith, daughter of Gary and Sally Smith

Cheraw
Michael Baker Elmore, son of Mike and Debbie Elmore

Chester
Christopher Andrew Dorsey, son of Max and Sandra Dorsey

Clover
Catherine Eowyn Crilly Daniel, daughter of Gene and Janice Daniel
Laura Rebecca Dover, daughter of Ken and Debbie Dover
Sarah Hart Roberts, daughter of Mark and Cathy Roberts

Columbia
Bradley August Abromaitis, son of David and Diana Abromaitis
James Adam Bedenbaugh, son of Allyn P. Bedenbaugh
Jessica Faye Dahms, daughter of Deanna Denise Dahms
Benjamin Patrick James Dudek, son of Robert Dudek and Valerie James
David Michael Elliott, son of Michael and Kathryn Elliott
Paige Sade Fennell, daughter of Donald and Gloria Ciro
Gurjett Singh Guram. Parents: Surb and Davinder Guram
James Grant Hamilton, son of Bruce and Deborah Hamilton
Francis Harvin, son of Stewart and Maria Harvin
Christina Hope Heizer, daughter of Harry and Deborah Heizer
Sara Katherine Hubble, daughter of Bob and Mary Harvin
Robert Edward Kneece III, son of Robert E. Kneece and Harriet B. Kneece
Mary Christine Learner, daughter of Richard and Stephanie Learner
Alexander Jacob Lesov, son of Jacob and Basya Lesov
Abigail Elizabeth Mann, daughter of Thomas and Nancy Mann
Christina Jean McClelland, daughter of Gretchen J. McClelland
Whitney Ann Meek, daughter of Dale and Kathy Owen
Andrea Marie Moore, daughter of Charles and Julia Moore
Allison M. Novak, daughter of John and Sharon Novak
Nathan Ellis Rouse, son of Michael Ellis and Julia Carolyn Rouse
Tina Shashikani Shah, daughter of Purnima and Shashikant Shah
Lila Aziz Sheira, daughter of Lisa Lasky

Easley 

Jordan Elizabeth Beckman, daughter of John and Alston Beckman

Elgin
Thomas Justin Mellette, son of Thomas and Joyce Mellette

Estill
France O. Zurenda. Parents: Artie and Michaele Tison

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