Phi Beta Kappa


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Phi Beta Kappa

 (fī)
n.
1. An honorary society, founded in 1776, of college students and graduates whose members are chosen on the basis of high academic standing.
2. A member of this society.

[From the initials of the society's motto in Greek philosophiā biou kubernētēs, philosophy the guide of life : philosophiā, philosophy + biou : genitive of bios, life + kubernētēs, guide.]

Phi Beta Kappa

(ˈfaɪ ˈbeɪtə ˈkæpə; ˈbiːtə)
(in the US) n
1. (Education) a national honorary society, founded in 1776, membership of which is based on high academic ability
2. (Education) a member of this society
[from the initials of the Greek motto philosophia biou kubernētēs philosophy the guide of life]

Phi Be•ta Kap•pa

(ˈfaɪ ˈbeɪ tə ˈkæp ə, ˈbi tə)
n.
1. a national honor society composed of U.S. college students and graduates of high academic distinction: founded 1776.
2. a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
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Phi Beta Kappa honors recent graduates and current juniors and seniors who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement in the humanities and fine arts, natural sciences and mathematics, and social and behavioral sciences.
From F to Phi Beta Kappa covers virtually everything a student needs to optimize his time in school from setting up a class schedule wisely to minutiae such as selecting the best kind of notebook or the most efficient way to use a highlighter for textbooks.
Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Director Freeh graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Rutgers College in 1971.
was one of 30 sophomores to be named a Peter Pav Freshman Scholar by Eckerd's Phi Beta Kappa chapter, Zeta of Florida.
She graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 2002 from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's in organizational studies.
She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Lawrence College in Wisconsin.
Dostoler was also elected to the university's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious scholarly honor society in the United States.
Ravitch is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Columbia University and received his LLB from Yale University School of Law.
Despite his penchant for cutting classes and playing cards, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in economics.