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DISTINGUISHED HONOR SOCIETY ELECTS 37 UCSB STUDENTS

June 11, 1999

The University of California, Santa Barbara chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most distinguished academic honor society, has elected 37 undergraduate students to its membership. The initiation ceremony and the Larry Willson lecture was held on Sunday, June 6. Benjamin J. Cohen, Lancaster Professor of International Relations at UCSB, delivered a talk titled "Globalization and the Future of Money."

Limited to students in the liberal arts and sciences, membership in Phi Beta Kappa is based on academic excellence and "genuine intellectual curiosity," as demonstrated by the range and nature of courses undertaken, according to the campus chapter, California Lambda.

To be eligible, seniors must have completed at least 60 acceptable course units at UC Santa Barbara with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.4; juniors must have completed 120 units at UC Santa Barbara, with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.75. Courses that are professional, technical, vocational or recreational are not considered. Candidates must also have completed the equivalent of an intermediate course in a foreign language and have mastered algebra through quadratics.

Even more important to the selection committee, made up of UC Santa Barbara faculty members who belong to the society, is evidence of a varied program of study reflecting a broad range of courses in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities beyond the university's minimum requirements.

Phi Beta Kappa was established in December 1776 at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. The UCSB chapter was founded in 1968.

UC SANTA BARBARA PHI BETA KAPPA MEMBERS 1999

CALIFORNIA

Alamo Katrina Louise Jimenez

Arroyo Grande Jill E. Cramer

Glendale Julie C. Feng

Irvine Mika Leah Peshkess

Lompoc Jessica Laura Cross

Los Gatos Alexa Schloh

Los Angeles Anastazia Older Aguilar

Mokelumne Hill Jennifer Catherine Casey

Novato Natalie M. Belfor

Redding Christopher Jordan Rich

San Diego Kelly Detsch, Christian Fernando Duk, Richard Wayne Hensgen

San Jose Melissa Davis, Daniel Robert Fortson

Santa Barbara Yi-Chien Lee, Paul Michael Rivas

Santa Monica Kathy Divinsky

Saugus Janel Lea Getskow

Simi Valley Elizabeth Sansom

Soquel Hillary Anne Young

South Lake Tahoe Nathan Bergner

Sunnyvale Claire Patricia Smith

Templeton Jennifer Atkinson

Valencia Vanessa Deanna-Brooke de Veritch

Woodland Hills Amber Michelle Kaufman

COLORADO Parker Karen Susanne Ditzler

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