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College of Business Students Elected to Phi Beta Kappa Membership

Some 53 University of Iowa undergraduates were initiated into Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences on Sunday, May 4. The group included 13 juniors and 40 seniors.

To be elected as juniors, students must have completed a minimum 80 semester hours of UI coursework, with a minimum 3.90 UI and cumulative grade point averages. To be elected as seniors, students must have completed a minimum 100 semester hours of college coursework (with at least 60 hours at the UI), with a minimum 3.80 UI and cumulative grade point averages. All students elected to membership have satisfied the General Education--Foreign Language requirement for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776, at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. More than 15,000 new members are elected each year from 262 chapters across the United States.

The following College of Business students were elected:

Jennifer Wing of Cedar Rapids, a senior studying economics and political science at the University of Iowa, has been elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduates in the liberal arts and sciences. Wing is a 1999 graduate of Washington High School and the Daughter of Barbara and James Wing of Cedar Rapids. She will graduate May 17 with honors in both economics and political science and is moving to Washington, D.C., to work on Capitol Hill.

Kate Freiburger of Dubuque, a senior studying political science, psychology, and international business at the University of Iowa, has been elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduates in the liberal arts and sciences. Freiburger is a 2000 graduate of Hempstead High School and the daughter of Wayne & Maureen Freiburger of Dubuque. This fall she will begin law school at the University of Iowa.

Shauna Stannard of Iowa City a senior studying marketing, Spanish and international business at the University of Iowa has been elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduates in the liberal arts and sciences. Stannard is a 1998 graduate of City High School and the daughter of Barbara and Lee Stannard of Iowa City. She is graduating with high distinction from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and with highest distinction from the Tippie College of Business.

Jessica Ayers of Newton, a senior studying English and business at the University of Iowa, has been elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduates in the liberal arts and sciences. Ayers is a 1999 graduate of Newton Senior High School and the daughter of Mark and Rita Ayers of Newton. Next year Jessica will work as an Americorps VISTA volunteer with the Minnesota Literacy Council in Saint Paul, Minn., after which, she plans to attend graduate school for continued English studies.


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