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Mitchell '17 Wins Phi Beta Kappa's Goehring Award

— by on March 26th, 2015

At its March 19 convocation, the Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Washington and Lee University gave Stephen C. Mitchell Jr. ’17 the Phi Beta Kappa J. Brown Goehring Sophomore Award. It goes to the student with the highest cumulative scholastic average through the end of the fall term of his or her sophomore year.

Mitchell, a business administration and mathematics major from Columbia, South Carolina, is a Johnson Scholar. He belongs to the Williams Investment Society, the Phi Eta Sigma honor society and the Washington and Lee University Singers.

The award honors J. Brown Goehring, a retired W&L professor of chemistry who, during his 38-year career at W&L, spent 22 years as secretary/treasurer of the University’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter.