ES students win top Phi Beta Kappa honors
Two Environmental Studies students won the Edison Montgomery award as Pitt's Outstanding Juniors at last year's Phi Beta Kappa induction. Keely McCaskie ('13), a double-major in Environmental studies and sociology, and Lorraine Keeler ('13) an ES major with a minor in Portuguese, were dual winners of The Montgomery Prize, which goes to that member of the junior class judged to be best at fulfilling Phi Beta Kappa's ideals of intellectual scope and academic attainment.
The University of Pittsburgh's Xi of Pennsylvania Chapter of PBK also initiated 113 Pitt students into the national honor society. Founded in 1776, PBK is the nation's oldest and largest academic honor society. Students are nominated based upon their attainment of the highest level of academic achievement in undergraduate studies in the liberal arts and sciences. Eleven other ES majors were included in last year's class, including Megan Ault, Elizabeth Barrington, Collin Gannon, Paige Griffiths, Adnan Kazim, Rene Lloyd, Brianna McDonough, John McElhattan, Gregory McKee, Allison Plummer, Brenna Sweetman, Jacob Volpe, and Kathleen Wilson.
Keely McCaskie (photo by Amy Ehrenworth)
Lorraine Keeler (photo by Sam Frankel)
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