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May 15, 2007

Top members of Birmingham-Southern Class of '07 elected to Phi Beta Kappa honorary

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Twenty-five Birmingham-Southern College graduating seniors have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa membership this spring.

Phi Beta Kappa typically recognizes senior college students who are in the upper 10 percent of their class. Election is based upon academic achievement and demonstration of excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. Birmingham-Southern serves as a Phi Beta Kappa sheltering institution.

The students, listed by hometown, are:

ALEX CITY: Kristen Sornsin, an international studies major.

ATLANTA: Elizabeth Lord, a French major.

Hoover/Vestavia: Kathryn Campbell of Vestavia, a history major; Catherine Dooley of Vestavia, a math major; Julianna Larota of North Shelby, a biology major; and Raj Patel of Vestavia, a biological chemistry major.

North/East: Clayton Foster of Pinson, a biology major; and Daniel Mauldin of Center Point, a history major.

South: Carey Parks Gilbert III of Mountain Brook, an English major; and John Wilson Nash of Mountain Brook, a political science/religion major.

DECATUR: Mary Brooke Bullard, a Spanish major.

DOTHAN: Eddie Lacour, a political science major; and Jennifer Turnham, a biological chemistry major.

FAIRHOPE: Elizabeth Orr, a biology major; and Brittany Winfree, a history major.

FLORENCE: Seth Swanner of Rogersville, an English major.

FORSTON, Ga.: Bonnie McClure, a music major.

GREENVILLE: Hannah Richard, an English major.

HUNTSVILLE: Emily Banks, a biology major; and Jason Gruber, a computer science major.

MADISON: Mattie Coats, an interdisciplinary sociology/psychology major.

ONEONTA: Cal NeSmith, an economics major.

TUPELO, Miss.: Maria Presley, a religion major.

TUSCALOOSA: Megan Wimberly, an Asian studies major.

WEST BLOCTON: Hillary Carney, an English major.

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