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CBCS students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

Lauren Klima, 2022 Phi Beta Kappa inductee

Lauren Klima is a Criminology graduate and Phi Beta Kappa inductee.

Nine CBCS students were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate honor society for the liberal arts and sciences in the United States:

  • Alexis Brandt, Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Caitlyn Deam, Criminology
  • Kerri Davis, Behavioral Healthcare
  • Kristen Dunavant, Behavioral Healthcare
  • Lauren Klima, Criminology (pictured)
  • Nelaine Malcolm, Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Madeline Mccullen, Behavioral Healthcare
  • Rebecca Schverak, Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Kacey Wood, Criminology 

Membership in Phi Beta Kappa is highly selective, and selection is based primarily on scholastic achievement and breadth of education.

"It is an honor to have been selected to be a part of the oldest and most prestigious academic honor society in the United States," said Lauren Klima. "I am also thrilled to have been inducted into the same organization as 17 presidents, 42 Supreme Court Justices, and over 150 Nobel Laureates. I now have a lifelong group of friends who support a love of learning and who advocate for freedom of thought in the arts and sciences!"

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