First Ten Members of Class of 2023 Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

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The Gamma of North Carolina (Davidson College) Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa is pleased to publicly announce the first ten members of the Class of 2023.

Congratulations to the following students who have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. The faculty and staff of the Davidson College Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa have selected these students on the basis of outstanding academic achievement as an undergraduate and their record of having met high standards of personal conduct and academic integrity. Election to Phi Beta Kappa in the fall of the senior year is an honor offered to a very small fraction of our top students. The formal induction ceremony will occur on March 22, 2023.

Congratulations to:

  • Elisabeth Grace Ayyildiz
  • Caroline Carmichael Bassett
  • Andrew Denny
  • James Merriwether Hardy II
  • Nicholas P. Havill
  • Josephine Margaret Hovis
  • Andrea Zoey Liu
  • Lila Grace McGrath
  • Claire Olson
  • Yunyue Zhang


  • September 13, 2022