The Old Well in spring with purple flowers in the foreground.

Scene from the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill of the Old Well (Johnny Andrews/UNC–Chapel Hill)

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill inducted twenty-two Morehead-Cain Scholars into Phi Beta Kappa (PBK), the most prestigious academic honor society in the United States, in the 2022–2023 academic year.

The organization, founded in 1776, seeks to celebrate “excellence in the liberal arts and sciences” and foster freedom of thought. More than 1,200 Morehead-Cain Scholars have earned membership in PBK since 1957.

PBK members include seventeen U.S. presidents, forty-two Supreme Court justices, and more than 150 Nobel Laureates. The academic honor society has 293 chapters at undergraduate institutions throughout the country. Carolina admitted 219 students as new members to its PBK chapter, Alpha of North Carolina.

Fall 2022 Phi Beta Kappa inductees

  • Michael Alcorn ’23
  • Evan Berkowitch ’24
  • Emma-Katherine Bowers ’24
  • Andrew Buchanan ’23
  • Sophie Cho ’23
  • Amy Feng ’23
  • Meagan Harrington ’23
  • Charlie Hirsch ’23
  • Ryan Jensen ’24
  • Hayden Vaughn ’23
  • Christiana Wayne ’23
  • Richard Whitfield ’24

Spring 2023 Phi Beta Kappa inductees

  • Jack Goldsmith ’24
  • Amalia Marmolejos ’23
  • Garnett Nelson ’24
  • Ruta Petrikis ’24
  • Olivia Romine ’23
  • Selina Shi ’23
  • Grayson Sword ’23
  • Greear Webb ’23
  • Daughtry Williams ’24
  • Fleet Wilson ’23

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Published Date

September 26, 2023


Academic Excellence, Awards and Honors, Education

Article Type

News, Scholar Stories