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Hendrix Announces 2022 Phi Beta Kappa Initiates

CONWAY, Ark. (May 9, 2022) – Twenty-six Hendrix College seniors have been elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society’s Beta of Arkansas chapter at Hendrix.

Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most prestigious academic honor society, with more than half a million members worldwide. It has chapters at 293 of the finest colleges and universities in the United States, nearly 50 alumni associations, and more than half a million members worldwide. Noteworthy members include 17 U.S. Presidents, 42 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, and more than 150 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 2022 Phi Beta Kappa inductees at Hendrix College are:

  • Mohannad Ahmad Al-Hindi of Jonesboro, Arkansas
  • Mitchell Bandy of San Antonio, Texas
  • Annemarie Bennett of Hurst, Texas
  • Lily Berry of Lantana, Texas
  • Becca Biggin of Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Benjamin Blankenship of Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Cole Bolen of McKinney, Texas
  • Catherine Bridges of Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Colin Bridges of Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Thalia Fort of Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Samuel Gaskins of Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Ishrar Islam of Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Helen Jeon of Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Danielle Nicole Kuntz of Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • Joseph Lara of Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Anna Claire Lawrence of Mountain Home, Arkansas
  • Victoria Malak of Jonesboro, Arkansas
  • Audrey Mutoni of Kigali, Rwanda
  • Bang-Giao Ho Nguyen of Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Elise Ormonde of Olivette, Missouri
  • Charlene R. Stewart of Mobile, Alabama
  • Ilana Svartz of Austin, Texas
  • Keegan Vacanti of Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jovaun Maria Williams of North Hills, California
  • Lillie Grace Wilson of Harrison, Arkansas
  • Shelby Lee Worsham of Little Rock, Arkansas

See more photos from the April 27 initiation ceremony.

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