Voices and Ideas
A rising star in the policy world, Donovan Hicks (ΦBK, Wofford College, 2016) is committed to creating opportunity for students of all racial and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Yale University will rename Calhoun College after Grace Murray Hopper (ΦBK, Vassar College, 1928), a pioneer in computer science and a US Navy Rear Admiral.
Psychologist Elizabeth Nutt Williams (ΦBK, Stanford University, 1988), strongly believes in mentoring students and in supporting other women pursuing careers in research.
Kendall Curlee (ΦBK, University of Texas at Austin, 1986), University of Arkansas Honors College, discusses her role in the study abroad program and how it reflects ΦBK's values.
Jamille Bigio (ΦBK, University of Maryland, 2004) with the Women and Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations talks about promoting women in politics and society.
Graduating in 1899 as valedictorian of her class at Middlebury College in Vermont, Mary Annette Anderson was the first African-American woman to be elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Clarissa Mae Scott, as she was known then, was celebrated for her athletic and intellectual accomplishments while a student at Wellesley, where she became a ΦBK member in 1923.
Sara Lipton (ΦBK, Barnard College, 1984) discusses what led her to study medieval history, her work for the Medieval Academy of America, and her father's Phi Beta Kappa key.