Phi Beta Kappa First Year Book Award

The ΦΒΚ First Year Book Award has, since 2009, been presented at Fall Convocation to that member of the previous year's first-year class who demonstrated high academic achievement and showed great promise in fulfilling other of the Phi Beta Kappa ideals.

Past awardees include:

2013-2014
Venue: Private Ceremony, February 2014
Awardee: Laura Allard

2012-2013
Venue: PBK Visiting Scholar lecture, February 2013
Awardee: Mikayla Kravetz
Awardee: Melena Hagstrom
Award: Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot by Sir Peter Crane (2012-2013 Visiting Scholar)

2011-2012
Venue:PBK Visiting Scholar lecture, October 2011
Awardee: Melissa Fortin
Award: Why Do Men Barbecue? Recipes for a Cultural Psychology by Richard Shweder (2011-2012 Visiting Scholar)

2010-2011
Venue:Fall Convocation, August 2010
Awardee: Kathryn Shriver
Award: Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher by Lewis Thomas

2009-2010
Venue:Fall Convocation, August 2009 (Inaugural Award)
Awardee: Emily A. Young
Awardee: Louis Matthew DiSalvo
Award: Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body by Neil Shubin (2008 winner of the ΦΒΚ Science Book Award)
Award: Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate by William F. Ruddiman (2006 winner of the ΦΒΚ Science Book Award)

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