The University of California, Santa Barbara chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most distinguished academic honor society, has elected 37 undergraduate students to its membership. The initiation ceremony and the Larry Willson lecture was held on Sunday, June 6. Benjamin J. Cohen, Lancaster Professor of International Relations at UCSB, delivered a talk titled "Globalization and the Future of Money."
Limited to students in the liberal arts and sciences, membership in Phi Beta Kappa is based on academic excellence and "genuine intellectual curiosity," as demonstrated by the range and nature of courses undertaken, according to the campus chapter, California Lambda.
To be eligible, seniors must have completed at least 60 acceptable course units at UC Santa Barbara with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.4; juniors must have completed 120 units at UC Santa Barbara, with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.75. Courses that are professional, technical, vocational or recreational are not considered. Candidates must also have completed the equivalent of an intermediate course in a foreign language and have mastered algebra through quadratics.
Even more important to the selection committee, made up of UC Santa Barbara faculty members who belong to the society, is evidence of a varied program of study reflecting a broad range of courses in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities beyond the university's minimum requirements.
Phi Beta Kappa was established in December 1776 at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. The UCSB chapter was founded in 1968.
UC SANTA BARBARA PHI BETA KAPPA MEMBERS 1999
Alamo Katrina Louise Jimenez
Arroyo Grande Jill E. Cramer
Glendale Julie C. Feng
Irvine Mika Leah Peshkess
Lompoc Jessica Laura Cross
Los Gatos Alexa Schloh
Los Angeles Anastazia Older Aguilar
Mokelumne Hill Jennifer Catherine Casey
Novato Natalie M. Belfor
Redding Christopher Jordan Rich
San Diego Kelly Detsch, Christian Fernando Duk, Richard Wayne Hensgen
San Jose Melissa Davis, Daniel Robert Fortson
Santa Barbara Yi-Chien Lee, Paul Michael Rivas
Santa Monica Kathy Divinsky
Saugus Janel Lea Getskow
Simi Valley Elizabeth Sansom
Soquel Hillary Anne Young
South Lake Tahoe Nathan Bergner
Sunnyvale Claire Patricia Smith
Templeton Jennifer Atkinson
Valencia Vanessa Deanna-Brooke de Veritch
Woodland Hills Amber Michelle Kaufman
COLORADO Parker Karen Susanne Ditzler