The Delta of Michigan Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society at Kalamazoo College welcomed 42 inductees for 2022 at an induction ceremony on June 8, 2022.
The mission of the Phi Beta Kappa Society is to champion education in the liberal arts and sciences, foster freedom of thought and recognize academic excellence. Founded on December 5, 1776, the Phi Beta Kappa Society is the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society. Around 10% of U.S. colleges and universities have Phi Beta Kappa chapters, and these chapters select only 10% of their arts and sciences graduates to join. Noteworthy members include 17 U.S. presidents, 42 U.S. Supreme Court justices and more than 150 Nobel Laureates.
Congratulations to the following Kalamazoo College students, who achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or better for a full-time course load of at least three units, without failing or withdrawing from any course, during the Winter 2022 academic term. Students who elect to take a letter-graded course on a credit/no credit basis (CR/NC) are not eligible for Dean’s List consideration during that term. Nor are students who receive an F, NC or W grade for that particular term. Students with incomplete (I) or in-progress (IP) grades will be considered for the Dean’s List upon receipt of their final grades. Dean’s List recognition is posted on students’ transcripts. Kudos to the entire group.
Shannon Abbott Morgan Acord Kayla Acosta Karina Aguilar Kelley Akerley Shahriar Akhavan Tafti Hashim Akhtar Adnan Alousi Lana Alvey Darsalam Amir Olivia Anderson Paige Anderson Ava Apolo Peyton Arendsen Cameron Arens Alexandra Armin Lora Armstrong Addison Atwater Joshua Atwell Luis Ayala Pena
Guenevere Baierle Jenna Bailey Annalise Bailey McKenzi Baker Lindsey Baker Chloe Baker Elizabeth Ballinger Travis Barclay Abigail Barnum Elena Basso Eric Batson Jenna Beach Curtis Bell Maci Bennett Carolyn Bennett Jonah Beurkens Julia Bienstock Ella Black Katherine Black Nora Blanchard Lizbeth Blas-Rangel Noah Bokman Lukas Bolton Zachary Borden Luke Bormann Mairin Boshoven Chelsea Bossert Mabel Bowdle Holly Bowling Haylee Bowsher Aerin Braunohler Austin Bresnahan Lauren Bretzius Penelope Brewer Jamison Brown Shanon Brown Irie Browne Jonathan Brunette Anna Buck Anna Budnick Marilu Bueno Thomas Buffin Kira Burns Christine Burton Benjamin Buyck
Jacob Callaghan Grace Cancro Vanessa Cardenas Chloe Carlson Colin Carroll Ashley Casagrande Clare Wren Catallo-Werner Isabella Caza Alexandra Chafetz Iris Chalk Josetta Checkett Lance Choe Benjamin Chosid Gabriel Chung Nicholas Cohee Gabriel Coleman Sam Coleman Quinn Collins Rowan Cook Caitlyn Cooper Kyle Cooper Indigo Corvidae Violet Crampton Lucy Cripe Isabella Cross Lauren Crossman Lillian Crowder Smith Chase Cummins Emma Curcuru
Nicholas Dailey Beatrix Damashek Claire Davis Emma Davis-Rodak Zachary Dean Tali Deaner Sophie Decker Julia Del Olmo Parrado Ethan DeNeen Olivia Depauli Laura DeVilbiss Nolan Devine Christopher DeVito Eva Deyoung Katerina Deyoung Sofia Diaz Liam Diaz Alyn Diaz Santiago Kelsey Diekman Caitlin Dodde Brooke Dolhay Susan Dong Rorie Dougherty Amanda Dow Ryan Drew Matthew Dubin Katia Duoibes Hannah Durant
Eli Edlefson Jairo Eguia Carter Eisenbach Sara Elfring Adaora Emenyonu Sara English Dean Ersher Samantha Esquivel Justin Essing Sam Ewald
Thomas Fales Sabina Fall Jazmyne Fannings Claire Farhi Greta Farley Brady Farr Madalyn Farrey Andreas Fathalla Ava Fischer Morgan Fischer Julia Fitzgerald Mabel Fitzpatrick Jameson Fitzsimmons Isaiah Fleming Payton Fleming Sofia Fleming Daniel Flores Andre Fouque Melanie Fouque Daniel Foura Caroline Francis Janna Franco Emma Frederiksen Nathaniel Fuller William Fulton
Aide Gaitan Tracy Galeana Ethan Galler Nikhil Gandikota Nathan Garcia Aliza Garcia Brynna Garden Trish Gatsi Lena Gerstle Johanna Ghazal Farah Ghazal Katie Gierlach Logan Gillis Gabriela Gomez Gustavo Gonzalez-Martinez Nicole Gorder Cameo Green Donovan Greene Lillian Grelak Ella Griggs Westin Grinwis Elizabeth Grooten Lily Gross Natalie Gross Matthew Gu Victor Guerra Lopez Mauricio Guillen Madeline Guimond Zoe Gurney Abigail Gutierrez Stephanie Guyor
Sophia Haas Yoichi Haga Sydney Hagaman Emma Hahn Emily Haigh Vien Hang Alison Hankins Garrett Hanson Madeline Harding Eleanor Harris Lucy Hart Isabelle Hawkes Beatrice Hawkins Wallis Hechler Noah Hecht Hannah Heeren Emiley Hepfner Megan Herbst Jennefer Hernandez Maya Hester Ella Heystek Sierra Hieshetter Sam Hoag Bijou Hoehle Jacob Hoffman Garrick Hohm Julia Holt Tyler Horky Cole Horman Joseph Horsfield Molly Horton Hazel Houghton Gavin Houtkooper Sharon Huang Lukas Hultberg Michael Hume Trevor Hunsanger Ian Hurley Madelaine Hurley Megan Hybels Benjamin Hyndman
Hao Jiang Aaron Johnson Casey Johnson Ryan Johnson Amelia Johnson Logan Johnston Ellie Jones Maxwell Joos
Amalia Kaerezi Ash Kaericher Kiana Kanegawa Judah Karesh Thomas Kartes Timothy Karubas Maria Kasperek Lucas Kastran Lillian Kehoe Ben Keith Will Keller Meaghan Kelly Ella Kelly David Kent Roze Kerr Mphumelelo Khaba Anum Khan Mahum Khan Jackson Kiino-Terburg Vivian Kim Si Yun Kimball Lily Kindle Mikayla Kindler Kaylee Kipfmueller Alexander Kish Allison Klinger Steven Kloosterman Ella Knight Molly Kohl Melody Kondoff Cole Koryto Daniel Koselka Marissa Kovac Katherine Kraemer Christian Kraft Nikolas Krupka Kieya Kubert-Davis Celia Kuch Joshua Kuh Koshiro Kuroda
Margaret LaFramboise Caroline Lamb Nicholas Lang Kathryn Larick Makalai Lasavath Annmarie Lawrence Madeleine Lawson Grace Leahey Angel Ledesma Dillon Lee Julia Leet Margaret Lekan Alejandra Lemus Sydney Lenzini Ginamarie Lester Marissa Lewinski Sage Lewis Thomas Lichtenberg Sydney Lis Sichun Liu Ava Loncharte Alvaro Lopez Gutierrez Madeline Lovins Teresa Lucas Chloe Lucci Isabella Luke Emily Lulkin Jacob Lynett
Deven Mahanti Natalie Maki Andrew Mallon Arjun Manyam Molly Martinez Stephanie Martinez Gracen Martini-Zeller Lillian Mattern Claire McCall Alexia McColl Lauren McColley Grace McGlynn Molly McGrath Leo McGreevy Ashlynne McKee Amy McNutt Crystal Mendoza Sophia Merchant Eva Metro-Roland Gabriel Meyers Luke Middlebrook Jade Milton Camille Misra Lauren Mitchell Anna Modlinski Lina Moghrabi Brooklyn Mohr Jana Molby Aleksandr Molchagin Rachel Molho Raven Montagna Brooklyn Moore Mackenzie Moore Martin Morison Samantha Moss Arein Motan Phumuzile Moyo Elliot Mrak Matthew Mueller Ezekiel Mulder Angeles Munoz Horta Jasmin Murillo Anna Murphy Erin Murphy Madison Murphy Ryan Muschler Braden Mussat Sydney Myszenski
Mihail Naskovski Blagoja Naskovski Juan Navarro Abigail Nelson Matthew Nelson Elizabeth Nestle Nguyen Nguyen Char Nieberding Stefan Nielsen Dustin Noble Joanna Nonato Malin Nordmoe Maeve Novotny Haleigh Nower Rohan Nuthalapati
Ileana Oeschger Jeremiah Ohren-Hoeft Udochi Okorie Emma Olson Gabe Orosan-Weine Eliana Orozco
Ella Palacios Joshua Pamintuan Jenna Paterob Isabella Pellegrom Kaitlin Peot Margaret Perry Scott Peters Michael Peterson Eve Petrie Alexis Petty My-Anh Phan Benjamin Pickrel Isabella Pimentel Megan Ploucha Evan Pollens-Voigt Grayson Pratt Noah Prentice Melissa Preston Lucas Priemer Doug Propson Andrew Puckett Elena Pulliam Mason Purdy Noah Pyle
Elizabeth Rachiele Savera Rajendra-Nicolucci Julia Rambo Ana Ramirez Leah Ramirez Roman Ramos Marty Ramser Ali Randel Dominic Rascon-Powell Sadye Rasmussen Dawson Read Sara Reathaford Laura Reinaux Silva Oliveira Kelli Rexroad Keegan Reynolds Maxwell Rhames Mya Richter Kayla Ridenour Sheldon Riley Milagros Robelo Michael Robertson Jocelyn Rodriguez Skyler Rogers Lily Rogowski Madison Roland Luke Rop Yaneth Rosas Alec Rosenbaum Panayiotis Rotsios Jacob Roubein Mia Roukema Matia Rourke Tabitha Rowland Sofia Rowland Oliver Rubin Marcus Rucker Charlotte Ruiter Angel Ruiz
Richard Sakurai-Kearns Sydney Salgado Hannia Sanchez-Alvarado Leslie Santos Isabel Schantz Vivian Schmidt D.J. Schneider Eden Schnurstein Lia Schroeder Madeline Schroeder Beth Schulman Audrey Schulz Hannah Schurman Camille Schuster Darby Scott Thea Seid Eli Shavit William Shaw Austin Shepherd Riley Shoemaker Cassidy Short Julia Showich Shoaib Siddiqui Elizabeth Silber Xavier Silva Kiersten Sjogren Caroline Skalla Colby Skinner Kyle Skiver Meganne Skoug Ping Smith Owen Smith Grace Snyder Ariana Soderberg Allison Sokacz Larissa Soto Jonah Spates Maxwell Spitler Camran Stack Adam Stapleton Eleanor Stevenson Meredith Steward Abby Stewart Lily Stickley Alex Stolberg Eller Studinger Hannah Summerfield Michael Sweeney Keegan Sweeney Christan Sydney Brandon Sysol Ella Szczublewski
Chau Ta Samuel Tagget Rina Talaba Madison Talarico Claire Taylor Olivia Tessin Suja Thakali Abhi Thakur Andria Thomas Kaia Thomas Levi Thomas Michael Thompson Cade Thune Jayden Thurmond-Oliver Sophia Timm-Blow Maria Tolentino Guzman Teague Tompkins Danielle Treyger Mary Trimble Frances Trimble Maria Tripodis May Tun Oliver Tye Annie Tyler
Alexis Valdes Vance Vandermark Emma Van Houten Samantha Vande Pol Hannah Vander Lugt Cameron VanGalder Mitchel VanGalder Cate VanSchaik Anna Varitek Naomi Verne Anna Veselenak Egan Vieira America Vilchis Nathan Vogel Lucille Voss Jessalyn Vrieland
Joseph Wade Megan Walczak Andre Walker Audrey Walker Lucinda Wallis Madison Walther Elizabeth Wang McKenna Wasmer Jadon Weber Riley Weber Margaret Wedge Emmeline Wendel Elias Wennen Emerson Wesselhoff Samantha White Tanner White Dylan Wickey Ava Williams Carson Williams Jordyn Wilson Riley Wilson Laurel Wolfe Ronan Wolfe Alexa Wonacott Lydia Wright
Another analysis has placed Kalamazoo College as the top-ranked private higher education institution in Michigan as the U.S. Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2022 College Rankings list was released this week.
The report places K among the top 22 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities ranked overall with methodology that balances issues such as:
Resources, examining whether a college effectively delivers teaching through its finances, its student-to-faculty ratio and faculty research papers.
Engagement, as determined through the results of a Times Higher Education U.S. student survey, which scrutinizes each student’s engagement with their studies, their interaction with their teachers and their satisfaction with the college experience.
Outcomes, measuring each institution’s value, graduation rate and academic reputation.
Environment, including student, faculty and academic staff diversity, international populations and student inclusion.
The Princeton Review is placing Kalamazoo College among the top 14 percent of institutions for degree-seeking undergraduates by featuring K in the education services company’s annual college guide, The Best 387 Colleges.
The schools featured aren’t individually ranked. However, the publication praises K’s academics while giving faculty high marks—95 points on a 99-point scale—for student accessibility.
“We salute Kalamazoo College for its outstanding academics and we are genuinely pleased to recommend it to prospective applicants searching for their ‘best-fit’ college,” said Rob Franek, the Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief and lead author of The Best 387 Colleges.
The Princeton Review chooses colleges for the book, one of its most popular publications, based on data it annually collects from administrators about their institutions’ academic offerings, and its surveys of college students who rate and report on various aspects of their campus and community experiences.
In those surveys, students credited faculty for presenting challenging information and working to achieve camaraderie with students. Students also said the K-Plan—the College’s personalized approach to education through a flexible, open curriculum featuring real-world experience, service learning, study abroad and an independent senior year project—allows them more time to explore exactly what they want to learn.
In extra-curriculars, students said they can find their niche quickly in the small-school environment, allowing most to engage in work they care about.