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  • Higher Education in the Headlines

    The Phi Beta Kappa Society and the Alpha Chapter of Virginia at William & Mary hosted a discussion on the topic of higher education featuring two leaders in the field, Frederick M. Lawrence, Secretary and CEO of The Phi Beta Kappa Society, and Lynn Pasquerella, President of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

  • Jessica Lamont Awarded the Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship for Greek Studies

    Jessica Lamont (inducted Fall, 2007; W&M 2008) was been awarded the 2019 Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship for Greek Studies. Jessica Lamont earned her PhD at Johns Hopkins and has received fellowships from the American School in Athens, the NEH and the Alexander Onassis Foundation. She is currently Asst. Prof. of Greek History and Culture at Yale. The Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship is PBK’s second largest cash award, $20,000. The award alternates between Latin and Greek studies.

  • George D. Greenia Receives the Compostela Prize

    George D. Greenia is the first American to be awarded the International Compostela Prize from the Grupo Compostela-Xunta de Galicia consortium of universities. Granted in recognition of contributions which stand out "in favor of the European unity and the preservation of the cultural heritage of the Camino de Santiago and its values, which are a symbol and origin of the creation of Europe", the Prize alternates annually between organizations and individuals. Past recipients include The Erasmus Programme, Mohamed ElBaradei (diplomat and Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency), The College of Europe, Vaclav Havel (writer and first president of the Czech Republic), and Helsinki Group of Women and Science.

  • PBK's Homecoming

    Noah Peterson (W&M and PBK May 2019) helps make the pitch for our next Apollo Room.

  • Former Alpha Chapter President Robert Wilson celebrates publication of his new book

    Former Alpha Chapter President Robert Wilson is celebrating the publication of his new book on PT Barnum. The book, "Barnum: An American Life", has been met with special fanfare.

  • William & Mary men’s gymnastics standouts Jacopo Gliozzi and Peter Makey initiated into Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa

    Gliozzi, Makey Honored as Phi Beta Kappa Initiates

  • Anne Rasmussen Addresses PBK Triennial in Boston

    Alpha Chapter VP Anne Rasmussen Addresses PBK 2018 Triennial in Boston

  • Doug Bunch Appointed to Board of Visitors

    S. Douglas Bunch, 2002 Alpha Chapter inductee, appointed to William & Mary Board of Visitors.

  • New National PBK Secretary

    Frederick M. Lawrence named new PBK National Secretary and CEO.

  • Three New PBK Chapters Installed

    The Univ. of Houston, Mercer Univ. and Oregon State Univ. shelter new chapters of PBK.

  • National Arts & Sciences Initiative

    Phi Beta Kappa continues to host events around the country to promote the liberal arts and sciences.