First BSI students inducted into national honor society Phi Beta Kappa

Two undergraduates in the School of Information are the first students in the bachelor of science in information program to be inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Both will graduate from the program in April 2016.

Madison Garver (above left) and Colleen Miller (above right) were inducted in a ceremony held April 3 in the Michigan Union ballroom, according to the BSI program director Barry Fishman.

Garver is a member of the Michigan Marching Band and president of the Tau Beta Sigma – Lamba Chapter, the National Coeducational Honorary Marching Band Sorority. She also manages the social media accounts and social media strategy for the marching band. Among her other honors she has received the band’s Donald R. Shepherd scholarship and was named a James B. Angell Scholar in March, 2015, for her high grade point average.

Miller was salutatorian of her high school and has distinguished herself academically at Michigan as well. She is a junior experience designer at SapientNitro, an advertising and marketing firm headquartered in Boston. She also served as a student program assistant at the School of Information, meeting with and advising prospective students.

Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most widely recognized honorary society in America. Founded in 1776, it celebrates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.  The U-M chapter, Alpha of Michigan, was founded in 1907 and through the years has inducted over 7000 students. Fewer than ten percent of graduating seniors in Literature, Arts & Sciences are invited to join each year.

Posted April 14, 2016