From the chapters…….
Union College – His visit was a great success. We planned a number of activities that brought him into very productive contact with a wide range of students, faculty, and administrators. The Alpha of New York chapter is very appreciative of the efforts of PBK National to make the visiting scholar opportunity available. As with past visits, our chapter and our campus community were intellectually enriched by the visit.
Austin College – Her visit to our campus was a great success. She was extremely generous with her time and full of energy and enthusiasm. Her broad range of interests made it possible for her to engage with students and faculty from many different disciplines: English, history, anthropology, African studies, political science. We’re very glad to have had the opportunity to host her visit. It was everything we could have wished for.
University of Southern California – I am pleased to say that it was a grand success in every way, a visit that far exceeded all of our hopes and lofty expectations. Indeed, our campus is still buzzing about the Scholar and the various events in which he so generously participated.
Kenyon College – Her visit was a big success. Many students took advantage of the opportunities to meet with her and attend her presentations, which were thoroughly enjoyable. And I heard fantastic things about a luncheon with students where they talked with her about science and careers. I want to express my great appreciation to Phi Beta Kappa for providing us with this terrific experience.
University of Oklahoma – Overall, it was a very successful visit, and I have heard nothing but positive comments and heartfelt thank yous from people who interacted with the scholar. We don’t get many opportunities to bring a scholar of her caliber to OU, and we are profoundly grateful to Phi Beta Kappa for making her visit possible.
Knox College – We had a fabulous visit with our scholar. He was well-prepared, energetic, and highly engaging in his interactions with both students and faculty. His public lecture was very well attended, with faculty and student groups coming from some of the surrounding colleges. In all of his talks and classroom visits, there was a lively exchange of questions and answers afterward. Our sincere thanks once again to the PBK national office for supporting this initiative. It has meant so much to our students.
Furman University – All I can say is WOW! She was incredible. She visited three classes, spent a lunch with students, gave an incredible public talk (several students said it was the best cultural life talk they had ever been to), did an open question and answer session, and was just very giving of her time. The students absolutely adored her, and a couple of biology students brought her a copy of the poster we put up and asked her to autograph it because she had such a profound effect on them. This truly was an amazing experience for faculty and students alike.
St. Olaf College – Overall, I would say that his visit was an important intellectual event for our campus. I particularly appreciated the scholar’s willingness, indeed eagerness, to make himself so accessible to our students. With his amazingly wide range of interests and expertise, he well represents the ethos of Phi Beta Kappa. He is a wonderful ambassador for the society.