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Newsmaker: Sara Mae Stover

Posted: May 3, 2016 - 11:01pm
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MACON, Ga. — The Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society, installed its 285th chapter in its 240-year history at Mercer University on April 9. Following the installation ceremony, Sara Mae Stover, a 2012 graduate of Evans High School, was one of 26 students in the College of Liberal Arts to be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

Stover is a senior majoring in mathematics with minors in Spanish and statistics and will graduate from Mercer University on May 14.

Phi Beta Kappa inductees are usually seniors among the top 10 percent of their graduating class who have completed a broad range of liberal arts and sciences coursework, including foreign language study and mathematics. Students meeting the society’s requirements may also be considered as juniors.

Founded on Dec. 5, 1776, the Phi Beta Kappa Society is the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society.

It has chapters at 285 colleges and universities in the United States, 50 alumni associations and more than half a million members worldwide. Noteworthy members include 17 U.S. presidents, 39 U.S. Supreme Court justices and more than 130 Nobel laureates.

The mission of the Phi Beta Kappa Society is to champion education in the liberal arts and sciences, foster freedom of thought and to recognize academic excellence. For more information, visit www.pbk.org.

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