Phi Beta Kappa inducts twenty Morehead-Cain Scholars

News & Spotlights | December 8, 2023
Scenes from the Old Well on November 14, 2023, on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Phi Beta Kappa (PBK), the most prestigious academic honor society in the United States, inducted twenty Morehead-Cain Scholars as members this semester. Less than one percent of all college students qualify for acceptance.

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 259 students as new members to its PBK chapter, Alpha of North Carolina. The University’s chapter, founded in 1904, is the oldest of eight chapters in the state.

Morehead-Cain Class of 2023

  • Emmaus Holder ’23

Morehead-Cain Class of 2024

  • Senam Adedze ’24
  • Lindley Andrew ’24
  • Eugenia Chow ’24
  • Annabelle Fisher ’24
  • Julian Goldner ’24
  • Maya Groff ’24
  • Christopher Holliday ’24
  • Emerson Houser ’24
  • Jared Pittman ’24
  • Kelly Ray ’24
  • Alexander Reid ’24
  • Allison Reilly ’24
  • Jasper Schutt ’24

Morehead-Cain Class of 2025

  • Emile Charles ’25
  • Quintin Gay ’25
  • Pranav Krishnan ’25
  • Jonathan Osborne ’25
  • Mallie Clara Purvis ’25
  • Pratyush Seshadri ’25

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