Phi Beta Kappa

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The 2023 PBK inductees. Congratulations!

Welcome to the Beta of New Hampshire chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, founded in 1952. Our members include UNH, UNH Manchester and the UNH Franklin Pierce 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.


Passing of Professor Grover Marshall 

Professor Marshall was a dedicated member of the Beta of New Hampshire Chapter often serving as an officer. Read his obituary here

2023 Essay Competition Announced!

Learn about the competition here. --April 2023


Former UNH PBK Inductee Returns to Campus as Faculty Member

Michael Mignanelli was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in 2016. While at UNH, he earned a B.A. in classics with a minor in political science and served as a COLA student fellow. After graduating, Mignanelli attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned his M.A. in classics and where he is currently completing his dissertation on Aristophanes and Athenian law. He also has experience with staging ancient drama as the former director of UT Ancient Drama, a performance group dedicated to performing problem plays. Mignanelli intends to expand upon this work in the spring by directing an undergraduate performance of Euripides’ Cyclops at UNH. Prior to returning to UNH as a lecturer in the Department of Classics, Humanities and Italian Studies, he served as the resident instructor at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome and as an adjunct professor of Latin at Austin Community College. Mignanelli is excited to be back at the University of New Hampshire, an institution that prepared him for graduate studies in classics and instilled him with a passion for studying the ancient world. --December 2022

photo of Chanda Precod-Weinstein

UNH Professor of Physics wins prestigious 2022 Phi Beta Kappa Award for Science

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, professor of physics and core faculty in women's and gender studies, won the 2022 Phi Beta Kappa Award for Science for her book "The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, & Dreams Deferred." In this book, Prescod-Weinstein shares her love for physics, from the Standard Model of Particle Physics and what lies beyond it, to the physics of melanin in skin, to the latest theories of dark matter — along with a perspective informed by history, politics and the wisdom of Star Trek. One of the leading physicists of her generation, Prescod-Weinstein is also one of fewer than one hundred Black American women to earn a Ph.D. from a department of physics.  Read the PBK Announcement. --November 2022

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'Force of nature' Jude Blake '77 honored with Hubbard Award
Jude Blake '77 was recognized as the winner of the 2021 Hubbard Family Award for Service to Philanthropy at the University of New Hampshire during UNH's Evening of Distinction event last month. Blake has served as an engaged mentor to many students over the years and has long been a passionate supporter of UNH and the community she lives in. In 2017, she pledged $8 million of her estate to the...

Jude Blake, featured above, was elected to the UNH chapter as a student and is a dedicated member of our chapter.