A crowd is seated in Antrim Chapel as Dr. Peter Hotez speaks from podium in the center

Dr. Peter Hotez speaks at the Phi Beta Kappa Nu of Virginia Induction Ceremony. 

By Roanoke College News

Nu of Virginia Phi Beta Kappa inducts new members

Forty-two students and two alumni, as well as President Michael C. Maxey, were inducted into the Nu of Virginia Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa during Senior Week. Maxey, who retires this year as Roanoke’s 11th president, was inducted as an honorary member for his decades-long commitment as a champion of the liberal arts.  

Two alumni members were inducted as well: Dr. Kenneth Garren ‘62, a former dean and vice president for academic affairs at Roanoke College and the retired president of Lynchburg University; and Dr. Doug Clark ‘72, who is a former Dean of Admissions at Roanoke College and retired in 2021 after serving for many years as the dean and executive director of the Lutheran College Washington Semester Program.  

Dr. Peter J. Hotez, an internationally recognized physician-scientist in neglected tropical diseases and vaccine development, was the featured speaker for the induction ceremony on May 6. Dr. Hotez spoke about his professional challenges and stressed to inductees the importance of charting a professional course that will make a difference. 

Hotez received an honorary Doctor of Science at the 2022 Roanoke College commencement ceremony on May 7. The College recognized him for his contributions to formulating and manufacturing a coronavirus vaccine for widespread distribution. A physician-scientist, he and his research team have worked recently to develop a new COVID-19 vaccine that can be distributed globally. 

The students who were inducted are:  

  • Ahmed B. Abu Sultan, a physics major from Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories.  
  • Marcella R. Allison, a history and theatre major from Troutville, Virginia. 
  • Madison L. Bourne, a Spanish major from Salem, Virginia.  
  • Benjamin S. Campbell, a psychology major from Leesburg, Virginia.  
  • Alice R. Chandler, a psychology major from Virginia Beach, Virginia. 
  • Emily M. Cranford, a political science major from Valley Lee, Maryland.  
  • Luke H. Elder, a physics and computer science major from Richmond, Virginia.  
  • Jennifer S. Engl, an international relations major from Filderstadt, Germany.  
  • Seth J. Foster, an environmental studies and political science major from Ashland, Virginia.  
  • Jessica A. Fritz, a psychology major from Point Pleasant, New Jersey.  
  • Jean N. Getz, a physics and French major from Edinburg, Virginia.  
  • Bryn M. Haden, a health and exercise science and public health studies major from Katy, Texas.  
  • Morgan T. Hale, a physics major from Salem, Virginia. 
  • Kavya V. Iyer, a biochemistry major from Roanoke, Virginia.  
  • Sophia A. Kachur, a political science major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  
  • Quinn R. Keatley, an actuarial science major from Richmond, Virginia. 
  • Zach R. Krumm, a biochemistry major from Penn Laird, Virginia. 
  • Maya R. Lamprinakos, a psychology major from Salem, Virginia. 
  • Carey S. Linkous, psychology major from Salem, Virginia.  
  • Carrie N. Lloyd, a communications studies major from Lynchburg. 
  • Emma E. Maras, a literary studies major from State College, Pennsylvania.  
  • Alena C. Marvin, a French major from Pensacola, Florida. 
  • Catherine C. Montalvo, biology major from Pennsburg, Pennsylvania.  
  • Sara C. Moody, a psychology and Spanish major from Dublin, Virginia. 
  • Isabella N. Moritz, an art history major from Virginia Beach, Virginia.  
  • Naomi H. Painter, a psychology and economics major from Amelia, Virginia.  
  • Hannah J. Petty, a biology major from Cumming, Georgia.  
  • Kaeley E. Pollock, a psychology and sociology major from Wilmington, North Carolina.  
  • Ashtyn B. Porter, an international relations and creative writing major from Midlothian, Virginia.  
  • Kristen E. Privette, an environmental studies major from Alexandria.  
  • Lydia Ramirez, a biochemistry major from Clinton, North Carolina.  
  • Jasmine D. Ring, a literary studies major from Waldorf, Maryland.  
  • Angela M. Ross, a psychology major from Virginia Beach, Virginia.  
  • Sarah J. Ruppert, a theatre education major from Blacksburg, Virginia. 
  • Anne E. Schoelkopf, a psychology major from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  
  • Rebecca A. Shannon, a public health studies and psychology major from Randolph, New Jersey.  
  • Charlotte N. Spaulding, an environmental studies major from Columbia, Virginia.  
  • Lydia M. Turner-Little, a sociology major from Damascus, Maryland.  
  • Claire A. Williams, a mathematics major from Ashland, Virginia.  
  • Galen A. Williamson, a biochemistry major from Oley, Pennsylvania.  
  • Dalton P. Wilson, a mathematics major from Julian, North Carolina 
  • Eli C. Wooliever, a physics and biochemistry major from Montgomery, Vermont.  

                 Four men stand together, three of them holding PBK certificates in frames. Fourth man is wearing academic cap and gown

                From left to right: alumni inductees Dr. Kenneth Garren ‘62 and Dr. Doug Clark ‘72, honorary inductee President Michael Maxey, and Dr. Travis Carter, president, Phi Beta Kappa Nu chapter of Virginia.