UB Students Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: June 2, 2003 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Students at 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, the largest and most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York system. UB's more than 26,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students pursue their academic interests through more than 100 undergraduate programs, 112 master's programs and 98 doctoral-level programs. It offers the only degrees in law, pharmacy and architecture in the SUNY system, and is the home of the only comprehensive public school of engineering in New York State. UB's athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division I level.

The students who were inducted and their majors are:

ALBANY: Rachelle Beckerman, art

ALBION: Kristen Houseknecht, political science

ALDEN: Lauren Schroeder, history, and Jenny Koch, English

AMHERST: Atul Jain, biochemistry; Timothy Bardo, classics; Dawn Boyle, psychology; Amber Buday, English; James Janis, art history; Vendrana Sarajlic, romance languages and literatures; Amy Zimmerman, chemistry; Cassidy Beeman, mathematics; Anthony Donnelly, mathematics; Matthew Peer, chemistry; Keith Hooper, communication; Raheel Ahmad, chemistry; Robbyn Drake, social science interdisciplinary, Bridget Hanzly, history; Robin Holiday, psychology; Kaising Hwang, biological sciences, and Thomas Lee, psychology.

Gene Park, English; Eun Shin, linguistics; Laura Halliday, English; Naomi Berger, psychology; Christopher Tjoa, psychology; Marissa Valetich, classics; Kimberly Grant, biological sciences; Jamie Critelli (East Amherst), theatre and dance; Jamie Herberger (East Amherst), anthropology; Elizabeth Nixon (East Amherst), English; Jonathan Nixon (East Amherst), history; Ajay Panchal (East Amherst), biological sciences; Kelly Trinka (East Amherst), theatre and dance; Renee Root (East Amherst), political science, and Jessica Vesper (East Amherst), sociology.

Monika Chatrath (East Amherst), biological sciences; Laura Stetter (East Amherst), communication; Gary Glaser (East Amherst), special major; Jordan Berry (Getzville), political science; Lisa Cox (Getzville), social science interdisciplinary; Laura Gilcrist (Getzville), geology; Narasimhachar Prativadi (Getzville), biological sciences; Bevin Shores (Getzville), English; Ilana Kuznets (Getzville), special major; Mehr Aftab (Getzville), special major; Paul Meka (Snyder), chemistry; Debra Luczkiewicz (Williamsville), chemistry; Kevin Pitra (Williamsville), sociology; Kara Addelman (Williamsville), psychology, and Lindsay Dudeck (Williamsville), English.

Eliza Goh (Williamsville), media study; Julie Hamel (Williamsville), romance languages and literatures; David Harper (Williamsville), geography; Michael Krajewski (Williamsville), history; Hugh Quinn (Williamsville), political science; Sheela Rao (Williamsville), psychology; Morgan Serwinowski (Williamsville), psychology; Sujata Sofat (Williamsville), biological sciences; Adithya Suresh (Williamsville), special major; Marina Dukhon (Williamsville), mathematics; Jenna Giles (Williamsville), psychology; Rachel Bieron (Williamsville), theatre and dance; Lauren Scott (Williamsville), biological sciences; Julie Mann (Williamsville), romance languages and literatures; Susan Smeader (Williamsville), psychology; Rachel Brody (Williamsville), media study; Robin Vail (Williamsville), communication, and Ryan Kerr, social science interdisciplinary

ANDOVER: Andrew Walker, physics

APALACHIN: Matthew Slocum, psychology, and Matthew Sweeney, English

ARCADE: Joseph Brittain, art

ASTORIA: Errol Ng, economics

ATTICA: Frankie Lavarnway, theatre and dance

AVOCA: Patrick Wall, geology

BALDWIN: Ryan Murray, economics

BALDWINSVILLE: James Gleason, biological sciences, and Kimberly Nichols, psychology

BARKER: Justin Cole, communication

BELLEROSE MANOR: Jennifer Silverman, mathematics

BEMUS POINT: Jarod Masci, psychology

BINGHAMTON: Leslie Crowell, English

BRENTWOOD: Benjamin Bialek, communication

BRIARWOOD: Daniel Fisher, political science

BROCKPORT: Jordan Markham, chemistry, and John O'Hara, media study

BROOKLYN: Dmitry Levin, biological sciences, Raymond Tam, psychology; Rachel Lander, social science interdisciplinary, and Fahim Rahman, biological sciences

BROWNVILLE: Stephanie Andrus, psychology

BUFFALO: Ryan Schoelerman, media study; Darcy Williams, psychology; Peter Kendron, psychology; Phillip Urban, media study; Jennifer Valentin, romance languages and literatures; Lisa Krieger, political science; Mark Kogutowski, psychology; Danielle Carlo, romance languages and literatures; Marielle Mecca, romance languages and literatures; Jeffrey Brown, media study; Melissa Bzdak, English; Sara Center, English; Michael Gallisdorfer, philosophy; Hung-Chieh Kuo, biochemistry; Salleen Sherman, English, and Amanda Shero, anthropology.

Alicia Tombs, history; Anna Valtcheva, psychology; Lauren Willett, English; Aaron Lowinger, English; Danielle Davis, English; Katherine Key, English; Tracy Bolsinger, psychology; Chandra Goetsch, English; Ryan Lucinski, psychology; Jennifer Talley, geology; Christopher Zwierlein, romance languages and literatures; Monica Karwan, theatre and dance; Lisa Rubin, biological sciences; Cassie Durawa, psychology; John Gang, history; Molly Giblin, romance languages and literatures; Rachael Williams, English, and Nathan Garland, linguistics.

Jason Lang, psychology; Lazara Nelson, media study; Claire Sheehan, history; Jennifer Stone, media study; Brittany Cain, media study; Jamie Dinero, psychology; Aziza Hina, mathematics; Hwi Ting Lim, mathematics; Julia Roberts, political science; Angela Bordonaro, communication; Catherine Ward, English; Mark Josef, philosophy; Sarah Ventola, art; Jenny Li Fang Yu, communication; Jared Chrispell, biochemistry; Natalie Deangelo, social science interdisciplinary; Derrick Dupuis, biological sciences; Kristin Hunger, history; Kristine Kent, psychology, and Ami Turner, English

CAMILLUS: Michael Fitzgerald, chemistry, and Julie Hill, English

CHATHAM: Christine Stanley, classics

CHEEKTOWAGA: Sherry Petronsky, history; Jeffrey Proehl, mathematics; Bethany Arber, psychology; Amy Wojciechowski, chemistry; Ida Marks, communication; Mark Bender, anthropology; Clyde Burley, media study; Kelly Kistner; sociology; Kelly Skerrett, English; Jill Eisenmann, social science interdisciplinary, and Christopher Meszaros, history

CHESTER: Crystal Oliver, psychology

CHURCHVILLE: Lori-Beth Carter, theatre and dance

CLARENCE: Steven Borkman, mathematics; Laura Hoekstra, psychology; Lisa Weir, media study; Clayton Westberg; psychology; Gabrielle Peterson, English, and Virginia Rizzo, psychology

CLARENCE CENTER: Clifford Meyers, chemistry

CLIFTON PARK: Jeffrey Delmerico, physics, and Manoj Iyer, biological sciences

CORFU: Amy Saleh, special major

CORNING: Stacee Madden, social science interdisciplinary

CORTLAND: Rachel Gucwa, anthropology

DARIEN CENTER: Karenlee Saskowski, media study

DEWITT: Melissa Schafer, biological sciences, and Peter Otovic, biological sciences

DELMAR: Elizabeth Fox-Solomon, political science

DEPEW: Michael Markiewicz, psychology; Darla Martin-Gorski, political science; Christine Mattison, psychology; Jennifer Pugh, biological sciences; Veronika Peterson, psychology; Pamela Cocol, psychology, and Mark Marino, mathematics

DIX HILLS: Sandeep Annam, psychology

DOUGLASTON: Andrew Franklin, romance languages and literatures

EAGLE BRIDGE: Jamie Seney, psychology

EAST AURORA: Jason Kirsch, economics; Jackson Minich, political science; Adam Nye, political science, and Lesley Wald, psychology

EAST SYRACUSE: Sean Stickles, psychology

ELMA: Adam Krol, chemistry

ELMIRA: Michelle Kuntz, anthropology

ENDICOTT: Lynn Carter, psychology; Christina Lashway, psychology; Nathanael Shelley, history, and En Chieh Chen, special major

FARMINGVILLE: Rebecca Ashare, psychology

FLEMINGTON, N.J.: Larissa Busch, classics

FLUSHING: Sherrell Lam, English, and Jee Yeun Lee, psychology

FONTHILL, ONTARIO: Jochebed Pun, chemistry

` FOREST HILLS: Margaret Okada, art history

GENEVA: Kristina Swamy, psychology

GERMANTOWN: Cassandra Kussius, biochemistry

GLASCO: Rebecca Brady, political science

GRAND ISLAND: Sukhpal Mangat, anthropology; Laura Herbst, psychology; Melissa Miranda, English; Sarah Molnar, psychology; Tamara Namaste, theatre and dance, and Alexander Sanborn, theatre and dance

GREENVILLE, PA.: Julie Boyer, chemistry

GROTON: Joshua Canfield, theatre and dance

HAMBURG: Kevin Cook, special major; Dawn Denecke, English; Robert Nuding, mathematics; Deborah Smith, English; Marc Krawiec, English; Beth Pacifico, psychology, and Robert Rooney, mathematics

HAMLIN: Courtney Andrews, theatre and dance, and Michael Humphreys, political science

HEWLETT: Melissa Palleschi, communication

HOLLAND: Michael Perini, history

HOLLAND PATENT: Gretchen Blynt, theatre and dance

HOLLEY: Meghan Sugar, communicative disorders and sciences

HOMER: Danielle Hall, psychology

HONEOYE FALLS: Michael Duran, political science

HORSEHEADS: Michael Petroziello, biological sciences

HUBBARD, OHIO: Natalie Carr, theatre and dance

HUNTINGTON STATION: Agnieszka Wilewicz, psychology

ITHACA: Sara Paulson, English

JASPER: Rita Ditondo, economics

JOHNSON CITY: Jaclyn Ruminski, communication

LAFAYETTE: Richard Kowalski, psychology

LAKE KATRINE: Mark Spearman, media study

LAKE PLACID: Turner Gutmann, psychology

LANCASTER: Tracy Balon, social science interdisciplinary; Kathleen Marcucci, history; Steven Miecznikowski, media study; Jennifer Stoffel, psychology; Dana Winiewicz, psychology; Lori Wittman, social science interdisciplinary; Kostandinos Botsoglou, economics, and Kristyn Kubisty, theatre and dance

LATHAM: Elina Kazdoy, psychology

LEWISTON: Amy Aversa, English; Elizabeth Machmer, linguistics; Jon Tae Park, chemistry, and Wendy Park, biological sciences

LIVERPOOL: Katharine Snyder, history, and Amy Schlegel, psychology

LOCKPORT: Alexander Campagna, English; Stefanie Miller, biological sciences; Jenny Schmich, biological sciences; Adam Tolli, psychology; Erin Chapman, classics

MEDFORD: Gregory Haynes, political science

MEDINA: Elizabeth Keppler, history

MERRICK: Erica Tannenbaum, art history, and Alyson Berman, psychology

METAIRIE, LA.: Tracey Zimmerman, theatre and dance

MIDDLETOWN: Marissa Birne, communication

MILLER PLACE: Eugene Lubliner, communication

MONROE: Victor Benitez, art

MT. KISCO: Chelsea Warren, theatre and dance

NORTH TONAWANDA: Paul Costa, media study; Meghann Rumpf, anthropology; Lauren Osuch, anthropology; Carolyn Wiech, biological sciences; Sara Harrington, English, and Stephen Scull, biological sciences

NEW HARTFORD: Stephanie Lo, special major

NEW WINDSOR: Jonathan Aldebot, media study

NEW YORK CITY: Rebecca Wolf, theatre and dance; Xing Guang Lin, political science; Randall Stein, mathematics, and Edward Chen, psychology

NIAGARA FALLS: Heather Ambrose, geology; Melissa Fuerch, communicative disorders and sciences; Enrique Oviedo, special major; Shannon McAuliffe, psychology; Colleen Kennedy, classics, and Jessica Kumm, political science

NISKAYUNA: Zoe Selengut, classics

NORTH BELLMORE: Amanda Haimson, psychology

NORWICH: Joseph Downey, sociology

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, MICH.: Andrew Avery, psychology

OLCOTT: Melynda Bensinger, romance languages and literatures

OLEAN: Brent Anderson, economics

ORCHARD PARK: Michael Lake, biological sciences; Paul Lester, history, Stephanie Johnson, art history; Michael Higgins, mathematics; Christopher Schott, anthropology, and Elizabeth Molloy, political science

PALMYRA: Nadine Dunn, media study

PAVILION: Trevor Torcello, political science

PENDLETON: Richard Cusimano, media study, and Ami Lis, chemistry

PENFIELD: Dmitriy Akselrod, biological sciences; Rachana Gurunatha, social science interdisciplinary, and David Sheldon, philosophy

PHOENIX, N.Y.: Jessica Crane, social science interdisciplinary

PITTSFORD: Vikram Bisen, biological sciences, and Michael Klingensmith, economics

PORTVILLE: Eric Covley, political science

REMSEN: Amos Moberg, biological sciences, and Lori Symula, psychology

RICHMOND HILL: Kerry-Ann Lindo, history

RIDGE: Sara Meskill, art history

ROCHESTER: Cameron Lewis, communication; Todd Doran, chemistry; Jessica Metzger, romance languages and literatures; Katrina Sinclair, history; Stephen Rodriguez, history; Amy Van Kirk, theatre and dance; Rebecca Pratt, mathematics; Amanda Genaux, biological sciences; Christopher Taillie, history, Danielle Caccamise, psychology; Jessica Haungs, communication, and Keith Anselm, biochemistry

ROME: Heather Cucura, linguistics, and John Taylor, psychology

SANBORN: Zachary Gose, media study, and Scott Haseley, mathematics

SCARSDALE: Dina Cohen, psychology

SCHENECTADY: Steven Kieffer, mathematics

SCOTIA: Eric Buckley, mathematics

SEARINGTOWN: Michael Bergman, biological sciences

SLINGERLANDS: Steven Altmayer, biological sciences

SOUTH DAYTON: Melissa Farley, geology

SPENCERPORT: Peter Tarkulich, media study, and Matthew Zimmerman, biological sciences

SPRINGVILLE: Kelly Hebden, physics, and Matthew Schrantz, history

STAATSBURG: Ryan Hoban, mathematics

STATEN ISLAND: David Shapiro, history, and Hedva Krauze, psychology

STEWARTSVILLE, N.J.: Julia Rossi, social science interdisciplinary

SUFFERN: Noah Brecher, special major

SUGAR GROVE, PA.: Tomasz Wieladek, romance languages and literatures

SYRACUSE: Charles Oliver, media study, and Pamela Wickham, psychology

TONAWANDA: Sheila Dracup (Kenmore), English; Shweta Patel (Kenmore), special major; Vikas Patel (Kenmore), physics; Matthew Schultz (Kenmore), history; Andrea Koch (Kenmore), art; Sophia Balderman (Kenmore), biological sciences; Olgierd Burzynski (Kenmore), biochemistry; Jeong-Kyun Jeong, English; Karen Carman, sociology; Caroline Chia, media study; Jennifer Drake, theatre and dance; Janelle Fleck, psychology; Catherine Hummel, social science interdisciplinary; Jennifer Krueger, social science interdisciplinary; Nathan Markwart, biological sciences; Andrea Matteliano, psychology; Richard Mayer, geology; Abdullah Sallaj, philosophy; Kathleen Scarpena, history, Amanda Rudroff, communication; Melissa Burgio, environmental design; Inna Rozov, special major; Kathryn Dimitrov, psychology, and Derek Fleischmann, history

TROY: Emily Smith, English

UNIONVILLE, ONTARIO: Danielle Sheather, theatre and dance

UTICA: Tricia Famolaro, theatre and dance, and Joshua Kamp, social science interdisciplinary

VESTAL: Katherina Bendz, biological sciences

WAPPINGERS FALLS: Jennifer Matias, social science interdisciplinary, and Frederic Vellucci, history

WARWICK: Denver Huffman, psychology

WAYLAND: Rachael Steffens, psychology

WEBSTER: Jennifer Roth, media study, and Lisa Wohlrab, social science interdisciplinary

WEST SENECA: Adrian Levesque, media study; Keith Buckley, English; Katie Cerullo, sociology; Anita Chopra, anthropology; Brittney Krollman, psychology; Melanie Szalda, psychology; Kristin Piatko, art; Geoffrey Andrews, classics; Morgan Fallon, political science, and Dena Roncone, theatre and dance

WEST WINFIELD: Danielle Ingber, geography

WHEATFIELD: Jamie Polychronis, media study

WHITNEY POINT: Breckglyn Miller, psychology

WILKES BARRE, PA.: Jeffrey Mills, mathematics

YONKERS: Rebecca Grayson, biochemistry

YOSEMITE, CALIF.: Donald Schweizer, geography

YOUNGSTOWN: Jennifer Maggs, anthropology, and Colleen Snyder, classics