Voices and Ideas
At nearly 108 years old, Celestia “Lessie” Bailey Smithgall may be the oldest living member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Tracking the decades-long career of Catherine Nnoka (ΦBK, Georgetown) emphasizes the power of critical thinking and the advantages of a liberal arts and sciences education.
Through ΦBK’s Visiting Scholar Program, Spector has laid out some of the most significant impacts of computer science and big data on modern society.
The critical thinking, logic, and structured analysis skills developed while pursuing her math degree at Stanford aid Geisse every day as COO of Whistlestop.
Art historian Alison Pearlman (ΦBK, University of California, Berkeley) brings an intellectual and multidisciplinary appetite to the table.
Elizabeth Ainsworth, (ΦBK, UCLA) was recognized for her work on the effects of rising pollution in the atmosphere on worldwide staple crops.
David Mura (ΦBK, Grinnell College), Brian Freeman (ΦBK, Carleton College), and Pat Schmatz (ΦBK, Michigan State University) were recently selected as 2019 finalists.
Both professors at High Point University, the Blossers first met at their ΦBK induction ceremony at Texas Christian University in 2002.