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June 8, 2008

Top members of Birmingham-Southern Class of '08 named to Phi Beta Kappa honorary

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Twenty-one 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:

ANDALUSIA: John L. Croft, a chemistry major.

BIRMINGHAM Area:

Hoover/Vestavia: Whitney B. Brackin of Vestavia, a biology major; Erin A. Montgomery of Hoover, a history major; and Brian M. Zirbes of Hoover, an English major.

North/East: Jenna A. Webb of Gardendale, a interdisciplinary psychology/sociology major.

Shelby: Jon R. Kral of North Shelby, a political science major; and Allison L. Thompson of North Shelby, a psychology major.

South: Lauren C. Paul of Homewood, a Spanish major; and Gregory T. Richards of Homewood, a physics major.

BOAZ: Mary P. Wilson, a religion major.

DULUTH, Minn.: Nathan R. Handley, a biological chemistry major.

FAIRHOPE: Bryant K. Allen, a math major.

GADSDEN: Meghan M. McDonald, an English major; and Katelyn H. Wilson, a psychology major.

HUNTSVILLE: Paul W. Ward, a biological chemistry major.

JASPER: Elizabeth D. Wilson, an English major.

MONROEVILLE: Haller J. Smith, a biology major.

MONTGOMERY: Melissa C. Golson, a political science major.

NORTHPORT: Julie A. Viselli, a biology major.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.: Rosalynn J. Fairless, a music/international studies major.

VILLA RICA, Ga.: Whitney M. Anderson, an international studies major.

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