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Phi Beta Kappa Honors Two Sophomores

— by on March 14th, 2016

At its convocation on March 13, the Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Washington and Lee University bestowed its J. Brown Goehring Sophomore Award on two students: Ram H. Raval ’18, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Mallory E. Stephenson ’18, of Fincastle, Virginia.

They received it because they are the students with the highest cumulative scholastic average through the end of the fall term of their sophomore year.

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

You may read more about the Phi Beta Kappa convocation, which included the induction of 53 new members and a keynote speech by Shakespearean scholar Ayanna Thompson, and watch it online.