For Immediate Release —May 8, 2009
David Irwin
Media Relations Manager
(585) 245-5516

Geneseo Faculty Elects 74 Students to Phi Beta Kappa

GENESEO, N.Y. – Faculty members at the State University of New York at Geneseo have elected 74 students to the college’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most widely known academic honor society.  Students from the junior and senior classes are selected each spring for membership into the organization.

Geneseo is the only undergraduate SUNY college with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, one of only 276 chapters in the nation.  The Geneseo chapter was created in 2004.

The following students were elected from the senior class (all hometowns are in New York unless noted otherwise):

Aspen Ainsworth from Honeoye Falls; Rachelle Antos from Rochester; Michael Bagel from Williamsville; Brian Balduzzi from Oswego; Masaki Bannai from Tochigi, Japan; Meghan Barner from Marcellus; Katherine Brown from New Paltz; Timothy Calnon from Spencerport; Meredith Cannella from Massapequa Park; Gary Ciuffetelli from Goshen; Lucie Coates from Binghamton; Amy Dasaro from Buffalo; Nicholas Devin from Hopewell Junction; Matthew Dunham from Burnt Hills; Kale Edwards from Mayfield; Tonya Gilbert from Lockport; Jessica Gilmore from Auburn; Sean Gradowitz from White Plains;  Jessica Gunner from Clifton Park; Charles Hannum from Fredonia; Rebecca Heller from Elbridge; Anna Hope from Rochester; Laura Iafrati from Hilton; Hideaki Imai from Yokohama-shi, Japan; Marc Johnson from Geneseo; Larkin Kimmerer from Fabius; Nicole Kingsley from Pavilion; Masako Kinoshita from Tokyo, Japan; Matthew Kowalik from Pembroke; Kristen Kugel from Rochester; Jessie Lake from Clarence Center; Michael Langen from Pittsford; Megan Lee from Syracuse; Nicholas Lombardo from Jamesville; Laura Lonski from Kenmore; Rianna Mayou from Sodus; Daniel McConvey from Wilmington; Alaina McDermott from Hornell; Sarah McDonald from Rochester; Mary McGrath from Kenmore; Ryan McKenna from Williamsville; Justine Meccio from Yorktown Heights; Seth Palmer from Bainbridge; Andrew Petracca from Queensbury; Madison Pilato from Rochester; Jill Rabinowitz from Lynbrook; Kathleen Raulli from Clay; Marisa Riggi from Getzville; Chad Salitan from Macedon; Katherine Schwartz from Mt. Sinai; Jamie Scordino from Vestal; Jason Scott from Jamestown; Matthew See from Monroe; Kathleen Smith from Lima; Laura Smykla from Rochester; Kyle Souhrada from Pittsford; Derek Stenclik from Rochester; Sarah Suhadolnik from Yorktown Heights; Robert Taylor from Tonawanda; Jeffrey Thomson from Syracuse; Daniel Tylee from Peconic; Colleen Vasey from Webster; Kathryn Vitelli from New Paltz; Heather Warren from Erin; Robb Wasserman from Pittsford; Gregory White from Getzville; and Margaret Yehl from Olean.

The following students were elected from the junior class (all hometowns are in New York):

Julianne Feola from Rochester; Jenna Geiser from Mattituck; Tina Jensen from Rochester; Ryne Kitzrow from Delmar; Adam Kroopnick from Albany; Matthew Travis from Brocton; and Brian Whitney from East Aurora.