Fairfield’s Phi Beta Kappa Chapter Inducts 45 students to Prestigious National Academic Honor Society

Fairfield’s Phi Beta Kappa Chapter Inducts 45 students to Prestigious National Academic Honor Society

Joining Phi Beta Kappa inductees are Fairfield University President Mark R. Mark Nemec, PhD (far left), Chapter President Margaret McClure, PhD (top right) and Chapter Secretary/Treasurer John Miecznikowski, PhD.

Zeta of Connecticut Chapter at Fairfield University welcomes academically accomplished juniors and seniors into the oldest and most prestigious academic honor society in the United States.

The Phi Beta Kappa, Zeta of Connecticut Chapter at Fairfield University, inducted 45 students into the nation’s oldest academic honor society on Sunday, March 25, 2018. Richard A. Greenwald, PhD, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of History, gave the keynote address at the ceremony celebrating the academic excellence and achievement of Fairfield’s scholars.

Each spring, Phi Beta Kappa, Zeta of Connecticut inducts new members from among the most academically accomplished seniors and a highly select group of juniors. Election to this chapter is based on academic standing (top 10 percent of the class), evidence of broad intellectual curiosity, independent work and thought, outstanding work in the liberal arts, and good character. Membership to Fairfield's chapter, Zeta of Connecticut, is restricted to students who complete most of their coursework in the liberal studies curriculum; typically those are students who pursue BA or BS degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Fairfield University’s Zeta of Connecticut Chapter, established in 1994, is one of only six colleges and universities in the state of Connecticut and one of 13 Jesuit colleges and universities nationwide that has been awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter.

The Phi Beta Kappa Society, whose letters stand for the Greek phrase, “Love of wisdom, the guide of life,” was founded in 1776 at The College of William and Mary. The society currently includes over 250 chapters at institutions of higher learning across the United States and sets high standards for students elected to membership as well as the institutions that shelter a chapter. Phi Beta Kappa chapters actively sponsor programs to honor scholarship and promote intellectual life on their campuses.

2018 Phi Beta Kappa, Zeta of Connecticut Chapter inductees:





Nadra M. Al-Hamwy

Bridget E. Belfiore

Christina T. Boalt

Sydney S. Buckley

Maria E. Cardone

Brianna Cerrito

Lauren S. Cicchetti

Layra G. Cintrón-Rivera

Emily S. Danca

Claire M. Davin

Allison R. Devaney

Haleigh M. Doherty

Caitlyn E. Dour

Jacqueline N. Ferreri

Sarah E. Foley

Daniel H. Gatazka

Camille T. Giacovas

Izabella D. Guzzo

Michael J. Harding

Jessica L. Jalbert

Emily C. Jones

Erica R. Jowdy

Molly M. Kennedy

Marina G. Lindland

Jessica A. Lizotte

Hayley R. McGregor

Viviana A. Micciche

Erin M. Monahan

Samantha P. H. Moore

Jacqueline K. Orlandi

Jennifer L. Schwartz

John P. Simon

Margaret E. Smith

Caoimhe P. Stafford

Megan A. Theiller

Michael A. Vavala

Emma G. Waters

Meghan C. Zimmer




Richard A. Capobianco

Lauren C. Hart

Jennifer L. Jacobs

Peter D. Kwauk

Allison N. Peeney

Sarah Swanson

Sean E. Tomlinson








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