Central New York Residents Inducted Into Phi Beta Kappa

By John DellaContrada

Release Date: May 21, 2008

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Central New York residents attending the University at Buffalo recently were inducted into the Omicron Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society.

Students selected to be members must be seniors graduating in a liberal arts degree program or one of a small number of juniors. They must have a grade-point average of 3.75 or higher with 85 credit hours completed, or 3.50 or higher with 100 credit hours completed.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system that is its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB's more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.

The students who were inducted and their areas of study are:

AUBURN: Meris Sanzotta, anthropology.

BALDWINSVILLE: Julia Eron, romance languages and literatures.

CICERO: Brittany Ballard, history; Ryan Durling, English; and Anas Saleh, political science.

CORTLAND: Heidi Kenefick, special major.

HAMILTON: Kyle Poupore, communication.

LIVERPOOL: Sarah Meunier, social sciences interdisciplinary, and Christine Slocum, psychology.

MANLIUS: Brian Hoffman, political science.

ONEIDA: Mary Haskell, psychology, and Brian Stewart, biological sciences.

ROME: Tracy Fort, English.

SYRACUSE: Peter Gorman, psychology, and Jerrod Paul, history.

UTICA: Omar Novillo, political science.

WATERTOWN: Nadine Powell, political science.