Phi Beta Kappa


Welcome to the Beta of New Hampshire chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, founded in 1952. Our members include UNH, UNH Manchester and the UNH School of Law faculty, staff, and administrators as well as students elected during their junior or senior year. Phi Beta Kappa is a national honor society that recognizes outstanding achievement in the liberal arts and sciences and fosters a community dedicated to the pursuit of intellectual inquiry and integrity.

Who Joins ΦBK?

Do you recognize the names of these ΦBK members? Add your name to the list!

Sonia Sotomayor, Condoleeza Rice, Bill Clinton, George Bush, David Souter, Rita Dove, Marv Levy, Peyton Manning, Glenn Close, Paul Robeson, Helen Keller, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Daniel Webster, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Alexander Graham Bell and Theodore Roosevelt.


Madison Bouchard-Liporto holding PBK key

Pictured is Madison Bouchard-Liporto, who was inducted last year during our virtual ceremony, but we caught her on camera this year. Congratulations, Madison, and all the new, 2022 PBK members inducted this past Saturday! --May 2022


Beta of New Hampshire is sad to say goodbye to one of the most active and energetic Phi Beta Kappa members in its 70-year history. Martha Burton, a mathematician, was the long time director of the UNH Math Assistance Center where she was beloved by generations of students. She helped write the first computer program which PBK uses to help select its members and was a stickler about making sure that every student invited to join possessed the requisite qualifications. She loved math, music, dogs, baking and volunteering, and has helped to create and fund several scholarships at UNH. Secretary Sue Siggelakis remembers fondly her bringing a plate of her homemade, delicious Swedish cream buns to one particular Phi Beta Kappa election meeting. Even after her retirement she was helping us to review files and consult about the selection process as it evolved.  She represented the best of UNH and Phi Beta Kappa and we will miss her greatly. Read her obituary. --April 2022

Effective in AY 2024-2025, Beta Chapter (UNH) will no longer accept Personal Finance, Paul 450, as a mathematics course satisfying the mathematics requirement of Phi Beta Kappa. --December 2021

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Carolyn White Gamtso Receives N.H. School Library Media Association's 2022 Impact Award
Carolyn White Gamtso, associate professor and director of the UNH Manchester Library, has been awarded the 2022 Impact Award by the New Hampshire School Library Media Association (NHSLMA). This award recognizes a non-NHSLMA member who has made a significant contribution to the promotion of school librarianship in New Hampshire. NHSLMA cited Gamtso’s work on the Educators Partnering for Successful...