Robbin Gerber of Holmes Inducted Into Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Robbin Gerber of Holmes Inducted Into Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

ELMIRA, NY (04/09/2024)– Robbin Gerber of Holmes, NY was recently inducted into the Pi of New York chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in recognition of high scholarly attainment.

At the event, Kristen Aasheim ’24 delivered an address on behalf of the students and Dr. Adam Giambrone, Associate Professor of Math, delivered the main address, “Leveraging Your Golden Moments Inside the Purple Bubble.”

Class of 2024 Newly Elected Members-in-Course of Phi Beta Kappa:

Kristen Aasheim ’24

Jessa Barton ’24

Madeline Boucher ’24

Noah Cabral ’24

Catherine Doyle ’24

Robbin Gerber ’24

Hayley McDaniels ’24

Madison Morton ’24

Carolyn Phillips ’24

Jeremiah Steinhilber ’24

Paige Stilts ’24

Emma Tessarzik ’24

Jennavieve VanGalder ’24

Laura Walker ’24

Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most distinguished of all the academic honorary societies, promotes, recognizes, and honors scholarly achievement in the liberal arts and sciences. Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776, and the Pi of New York chapter at Elmira College was established in 1940.

“A student’s election to the society reflects far more than a high GPA achieved in a necessary selection of courses; it recognizes more than a body of acquired knowledge,” said Dr. Charles Mitchell, Professor of American Studies and History. “Rather, it reflects a demonstrated interest in and commitment to the value of learning, to the vital traditions and principles offered by a broad education in the liberal arts and sciences. The College itself is honored to be able to recognize these students.”


Founded in 1855, Elmira College is a private, residential, liberal arts college offering 25-plus majors, an honors program, 17 academic societies, and 16 Division III varsity teams. Located in the Southern Finger Lakes Region of New York, Elmira’s undergraduate and graduate student population hails from more than 20 states and nine countries. Elmira is a Phi Beta Kappa College and has been ranked a top college, nationally, for student internships. The College is also home to the Center for Mark Twain Studies, one of four historically significant Twain heritage sites in the U.S., which attracts Twain scholars and educators from around the world for research on the famous literary icon. Proud of its history and tradition, the College is committed to the ideals of community service, and intellectual and individual growth.

Author: Harlem Valley News