Voices and Ideas
Katie Laurel Wells (ΦBK, The University of the South) turns the story of her disability into a book for children and a mission to educate.
Tigue (ΦBK, Michigan State University), a PhD student at the University of Georgia, will use the $15,000 award to help further her studies.
Wexler (ΦBK, Yale) is the Artistic Director of the Broadway Advocacy Coalition a resident composer for A Broader Way Foundation.
100-year-old Jean Wallace White (ΦBK, Duke University) launched an impressive three generations of Phi Beta Kappa members in her family.
Parks (ΦBK, Mount Holyoke) was the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in drama, which she won in 1999 for Topdog/Underdog.
Vanda Krefft (ΦBK, University of Pennsylvania) is the author of The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox.
With a background in theater and computer science, Greg Edwards (ΦBK, Yale) explains how his position with Google fills an emotional niche similar to writing.
For Jim Peck (ΦBK, Carleton College), a liberal arts education is in perpetual motion: "It's the kind of notion that knowledge isn’t static—it’s a thing that gets made."