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Catherine White Berheide, professor of sociology, has been elected to a three-year term as president of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. December 7, 2015

As PBK president Berheide says she will “continue to strengthen the Society’s role, nationally and locally, as an advocate for the liberal arts and sciences through the associations, chapters, fellows, and other vital initiatives, such as the National Arts and Sciences Initiative, The American Scholar, the Visiting Scholar Program, and the society’s various awards and fellowships.”  She also looks forward to enhancing “the engagement of all our members, especially recent graduates, with each other and with the society’s activities.”

October, 2009: Mark Hofmann attended the 42nd Triennial Council meeting in Austin, Texas

Professor Mark Hofmann of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science attended the 42nd Triennial Council of the PBK Society as the Skidmore Chapter's official delegate. Professor Kate Berheide also attended the meeting as a member of the PBK Senate. The Triennial Council is the legislative body of the society; one of its main functions is the election of new PBK chapters.