Phi Beta Kappa

Published 9:52 pm Monday, January 20, 2014

On Nov. 25, 2013, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill chapter of Phi Beta Kappa inducted 120 students as new members. Included in this distinguished class is Madeline Blair Pendergraft, daughter of Robin Perkins Pendergraft, formerly of Washington, and husband Doug Pendergraft. Madeline Pendergraft is the granddaughter of Washington resident Betty S. Perkins, a retired teacher and lifelong advocate of education.
Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society. A student who has completed 75 hours of course work and has a grade-point average of 3.85 or better is eligible for membership. Also eligible is any student who has competed 105 hours of course work and has a 3.75 grade-point average. Less than 1 percent of all college students qualify.