UNC-Chapel Hill inducts 11 Morehead-Cains into Phi Beta Kappa

News & Spotlights | December 8, 2021
Banners hang from South Building on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. October 8, 2021.
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has inducted eleven Morehead-Cain Scholars into Phi Beta Kappa (PBK), the most prestigious academic honor society in the United States. 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.

Morehead-Cain Class of 2022

  • A.K. Aluise, a double major in economics and political science and a business administration minor, of New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Daniel Bonomo, a double major in business administration and global studies, of Mooresville, North Carolina.
  • Kristina Chapple, a management and society major with minors in entrepreneurship and city and regional planning, of Suwanee, Georgia.
  • Michael Dorgan, a double major in environmental studies and political science and a food studies minor, of Huntersville, North Carolina.
  • Charlotte Dorn, a computer science major with minors in sustainability studies and applied sciences and engineering, of High Point, North Carolina.
  • Alex Mazer, a double major in business administration and sport administration, of Manhasset, New York.
  • Jack Moore, a senior with political science and contemporary European studies majors and a Russian language and culture minor, of West Hartford, Connecticut.
  • Kelsey Rappe, a double major in public policy and French and entrepreneurship minor, of Johns Creek, Georgia.
  • Sanya Shah, a double major in neuroscience and music, of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Morehead-Cain Class of 2023

  • Ray Palma, a double major in public policy and business administration and a Spanish for the professions minor, of Durham, North Carolina.
  • Ananya Tadikonda, a double major in health policy and management and biology and a chemistry minor, of Boyds, Maryland.

PBK members include 17 U.S. presidents, 42 Supreme Court Justices, and more than 150 Nobel Laureates. The academic honor society has 290 chapters at undergraduate institutions throughout the country. Carolina admitted 223 students as new members to its PBK chapter, Alpha of North Carolina, this semester.