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ΦBKNCA Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner - Sunday, May 6, 2018

New Location, right near the Hotel:
Free House, 2700 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

The annual meeting is the occasion when we celebrate ΦBKNCA’s primary mission - the awarding of scholarships and teaching excellence awards to deserving scholars and professors, fulfilling ΦBKNCA’s objective to enhance scholars’ educational and research activities and to honor those who are teaching our next generation.

Enjoy the food, wine and, best of all, wonderful fellowship of kindred spirits. Social hour begins at 4:00 p.m. with a cash bar; dinner, including your choice of entrées (seafood, chicken, vegetarian), white or red house wine, will be served at 5:00 p.m. Coffee and tea will be served with dessert. Our meeting will be held from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at The Bancroft Hotel in Berkeley. Cost: (per person including tax, gratuities): $65.00

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Ten Scholars and Three Teachers Honored
Sunday May 7, 2017 at the Bancroft Hotel, Berkeley

Come to the 2018 Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner to meet the 2018 awardees

In fulfillment of its mission to encourage scholarship and research, the Phi Beta Kappa Northern California Association is honoring the following outstanding Phi Beta Kappa graduate students with $7,500 scholarship awards to assist them in completing their educational objectives:

The Scholarship awards for 2017 were presented to:

Joseph Albernaz, UC Berkeley, English
Rebecca Andersen, UC San Francisco, Developmental and Stem Biology
Laura Bogar, Stanford University, Biology [Ecology and Evolution] (William and Adeline Hendess Scholarship) - Presenting at Asilomar
Amanda Jacobson, Stanford University, Microbiology and Immunology
Jay Jefferson, UC Davis, Animal Behavior (Norall Scholarship)
Joseph Kellner, UC Berkeley, History
Jason Klocek, UC Berkeley, Political Science - Presenting at Asilomar
Rebecca Ora, UC Santa Cruz, Film and Digital Media (Elizabeth B. Reed Memorial Scholarship)
Elizabeth Thelen, UC Berkeley, History (Gilliland award)
Seth Werfel, Stanford University, Political Science

2017 Scholarship Awardees

See the students and read about their accomplishments here

From 1982 through 2017, the Association awarded 313 scholarships totaling $1,203,600 to outstanding Phi Beta Kappa graduate students.

Scholarship Committee members: Joanne Sandstrom (Chair), Jeff Fenton, Lynne Fovinci, Julie Fuchs, Jean James


The Teaching Excellence awards for 2017 were presented to:

K. Alexa Koenig, School of Law, UC Berkeley (Hasenkamp Award)
Mary Beth Mudgett, Department of Biology, Stanford University
Jennifer E. Smith, Department of Biology, Mills College

2017 Teaching Excellence Awardees

See the teachers and read about their accomplishments here

Teaching Excellence Committee members: Narcinda Lerner (Chair) Kimberly Aguilar, Byan Phan, Stanlee Weiss, Megan Winkelman


The awards were presented on May 7, 2017 in the Bancroft Hotel, Berkeley, at our Annual Dinner. On that occasion we celebrated our primary mission: providing scholarships and teaching awards to deserving scholars and professors to recognize and enhance their educational and research activities.