18 chemistry undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honor society



October 13, 2021 | By UNC-Chapel Hill Chemistry Communication

We are pleased to announce that 18 chemistry undergraduates have been selected for induction into the Phi Beta Kappa Society chapter at UNC-Chapel Hill. The Phi Beta Kappa Society was established in December of 1776 and is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. The honor society recognizes exceptional liberal arts and sciences undergraduates. According to the society’s website, only 10% of colleges and universities have Phi Beta Kappa Society chapters and, out of those chapters, only 10% of the arts and sciences majors are invited to join the honor society.

Among the society’s inductees are 17 U.S. Presidents, 42 Supreme Court Justices and more than 150 Nobel Laureates. We are pleased to announce the following individuals who will join the society’s impressive membership body: 

  • Ralph Alberto 
  • Matthew Luist Budidharma 
  • Andrew Joseph Desalvo 
  • Celeste Virginia Hall 
  • Ashton Cantrell Hines 
  • Jessica Marie Ille 
  • Ryan Kemper 
  • Seohyun Lee 
  • Zijian Li 
  • Amanda Hernandez Lopez 
  • Katelyn Samina Nicholson 
  • Hans Jinyoung Oh 
  • Juhi R Salunke 
  • Reyanne N Strong 
  • Ayaka Uehara 
  • Yunshu Wang 
  • Andrew Michael Withrow 
  • Kay Arden Youngstrom 

Please click here for more information on the Phi Beta Kappa Society.