Phi Beta Kappa Chapter at K Welcomes Newest Inductees

Phi Beta Kappa logo says, 'Dec 5, 1776'
The Delta of Michigan chapter of Phi Beta Kappa celebrated
41 Kalamazoo College inductees from the class of 2022
on June 8.

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.  

Phi Beta Kappa inductees for 2022 include:  

  • Isaac Agranoff
  • Natalie Barber 
  • Aleksandra Bartolik 
  • Irie Browne 
  • Gabriel Walker Chung  
  • Rachel Cornell
  • Haley Crabbs 
  • Shayla Dailey 
  • Eva Deyoung 
  • Jake Fales 
  • Faith Flinkingshelt 
  • Lena Gerstle 
  • Katie Gierlach 
  • Abigail Gray 
  • Ella Griggs 
  • Madeline Guimond 
  • Emiley Hepfner 
  • Sam Hoag 
  • Joseph Jung 
  • Mikayla Kindler 
  • Marissa Lewinski 
  • Ellie Lotterman 
  • Isabella Luke 
  • Ruicong Ma 
  • MacKenzy Maddock 
  • Clara Martinez-Voigt 
  • Grace McKnight 
  • Mihail Naskovski  
  • Udochi Okorie 
  • Eve Petrie 
  • Molly Ratliff 
  • Lily Rogowski 
  • Tommy Saxton  
  • Lia Schroeder 
  • Isabella Shansky-Genovese 
  • Abby Stewart 
  • Hayden Strobel
  • Rina Talaba
  • Omar Thaj  
  • Annie Tyler 
  • Megan Vandyke 
  • Carter Wade 

Kalamazoo College Unveils Winter 2022 Dean’s List

Sculpture at Light Fine Arts in Winter
Congratulations to the students who reached the Winter 2022 Dean’s List.

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.

Winter 2022

A

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

B

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

C

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

D

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

E

Eli Edlefson
Jairo Eguia
Carter Eisenbach
Sara Elfring
Adaora Emenyonu
Sara English
Dean Ersher
Samantha Esquivel
Justin Essing
Sam Ewald

F

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

G

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

H

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

I

Juan Ibarra

J

Hao Jiang
Aaron Johnson
Casey Johnson
Ryan Johnson
Amelia Johnson
Logan Johnston
Ellie Jones
Maxwell Joos

K

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

L

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

M

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

N

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

O

Ileana Oeschger
Jeremiah Ohren-Hoeft
Udochi Okorie
Emma Olson
Gabe Orosan-Weine
Eliana Orozco

P

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

Q

Luma Qashou

R

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

S

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

T

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

U

Duurenbayar Ulziiduuren
Tristan Uphoff
Ifeoma Uwaje

V

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

W

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

X

Lingrui Xiang

Y

Tony Yazbeck
Shusei Yokota
Hillary Yousif

Z

Margaret Zorn

Wall Street Journal, Times Higher Education Rankings Laud K

Wall Street Journal Rankings
An engaging and diverse faculty provides Kalamazoo College students
with an experience important in the Wall Street Journal/Times
Higher Education rankings of the top U.S. colleges and universities.

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 full WSJ/THE list can be found at the Wall Street Journal website.

Princeton Review: Academics Place K Among Nation’s Best Colleges

Best 387 Colleges Book Cover
The Princeton Review cites Kalamazoo College’s
academics in naming the institution among
The Best 387 Colleges.”
Photo credit: The Princeton Review.

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.  

The Princeton Review’s school profiles are posted on its website, where they can be searched for free. The book is the 30th annual edition and is available for purchase online