PHILADELPHIA, PA (04/29/2016)-- Juniors and seniors from Saint Joseph's University were inducted into the national liberal arts and sciences honor society, Phi Beta Kappa (PBK), during the Spring 2016 semester.
"To be elected into PBK is a great honor," says Brian Forster, Ph.D., vice president of Saint Joseph's University's Chapter of PBK. "Less than 10% of students at a university that has a PBK chapter are invited to become members. Students that are selected truly embody the motto of PBK - they have demonstrated their love of learning."
Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) is the oldest and most prestigious undergraduate liberal arts honors organization in the United States.
Jamie Palmer, a Biology major from Mount Laurel, New Jersey (08054)
Rachel Bruce, a Environmental Science major from Sewell, New Jersey (08080)
Joseph Collins, a Chemical Biology major from Medford, Pennsylvania (08055)
Timothy Collins, a Actuarial Science major from Woodbury, New Jersey (08096)
Michelle Donnelly, a Sociology major from Voorhees, New Jersey (08043)
Adam Richwine, a Political Science major from Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey (08234)
Background: As Philadelphia's Jesuit, Catholic University, founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts. SJU ranks as a top university in the Northeast, with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter in the College of Arts and Sciences and AACSB accreditation of the Erivan K. Haub School of Business. The University is also deeply committed to the Jesuit tradition of scholarship and service, earning a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and the community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. With courses offered on campus and online, SJU prepares its more than 9,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students to lead lives of personal excellence, professional success and engaged citizenship.