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Phi Beta Kappa Initiation 2021

CONWAY, Ark. (May 4, 2021) – Twenty-seven Hendrix College seniors on April 28 were elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society’s Beta of Arkansas chapter at Hendrix. Because of precautions related to the coronavirus pandemic, the ceremony was held via videoconference.

Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest and largest academic honor society, with more than half a million members. It has chapters at 290 of the finest colleges and universities in the United States, 50 alumni associations, and more than half a million members worldwide. Noteworthy members include 17 U.S. Presidents, 41 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, and more than 140 Nobel Laureates. 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.

The 2021 Phi Beta Kappa inductees at Hendrix College include:

  • Finn Pleasants Beruldsen of Lafayette, Colorado
  • Danielle Brady Bootz of Greenbrier, Arkansas
  • Britani Lynn Campbell-Nowlin of Millington, Tennessee
  • David Andrew Dundee of Greenwood, Arkansas
  • Zelda Mars Engeler-Young of Conway, Arkansas
  • Ashlynn Nicole Fuccello of Round Rock, Texas
  • Matthew M. Haley of Prairie Grove, Arkansas
  • Madelyn Ann Klinkerman of Pearland, Texas
  • Rachel Grace Koch of Prairie Grove, Arkansas
  • Aaron Schuyler Lombardi of Greenbrier, Arkansas
  • Rowen A. Lummus of Houston, Texas
  • Ivan Midtbust Heger of Van Buren, Arkansas
  • MiKayla Elizabeth Millard of North Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Kailey Genevieve Miller of Columbia, Missouri
  • Ivy A. Monroe of Cabot, Arkansas
  • Abigail Louise Nathan of Cordova, Tennessee
  • Kevin Nguyen of Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Rosemarie Ochoa of Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Rebecca L. Parham of Alma, Arkansas
  • Eric D. Pinter of Conway, Arkansas
  • Jackson Thomas Sims of Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Arthur Halle Trickett-Wile of San Antonio, Texas
  • Hunter Rowland Trussell of Conway, Arkansas
  • Aubrey Mae Wasden of Arlington, Texas
  • Lydia C. Weidman of Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • Savannah Jo Wiegel of London, Arkansas
  • James Tristian Wiles of Ash Flat, Arkansas

About Hendrix College

A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit