Friday, February 24, 2023

This semester, three Anthropology undergraduate students were invited to join the Phi Beta Kappa society, the nation's oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honors organization.

Since 1776, election to Phi Beta Kappa has been a recognition of academic achievement. The Greek initials for the society's motto of Philosophiae Biou Kubernetes ("Love of learning is the guide of life") were used to create the name Phi Beta Kappa. The Alpha of Iowa chapter was chartered at the University of Iowa’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 1895.

Grace Heiden


Grace Heiden is an honors student from Nevada, Iowa. Her focus area is cultural anthropology, and she plans on attending law school after completing her undergraduate degree.

Bethy Hernandez


Bethy Hernandez is an Anthropology major from Omaha, Nebraska. Her focus area is in Cultural Resource and Heritage Management, and she is also earning a certificate in Museum Studies and a minor in Art. After graduation, she hopes to work for the National Park Service as an archaeologist.

Brettin Linder

Brettin Linder

Brettin Linder is from Forest City, Iowa, and is majoring in anthropology, ancient civilizations, and Classical languages. Her subfield is archaeology, specifically Classical archaeology. She plans on attending graduate school after to research temporary housing and homelessness during the Classical and Hellenistic Periods of Ancient Greece.