Alison Toering, of Rush City, a student from the College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, was accepted into the Theta of Minnesota Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa on April 23 at Pellegrene Auditorium, Saint John’s University.
Toering is the daughter of Rechelle Mevissen of Rush City and Allan Toering of Hinckley. She is a senior communication major at CSB.
A total of 75 students (63 seniors, 12 juniors) were selected by faculty members at CSB and SJU who are members of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honor society, which was founded in 1776. There are 55 students from CSB and 20 from SJU in this year’s group.
The criteria for being inducted into Phi Beta Kappa are grade-point average (3.75 for juniors, 3.65 for seniors) and a liberal arts major. The selection committee also looked at the breadth and depth of the student’s program and other achievements, such as a thesis or other research.
This is the fourth group of students who have been inducted into the chapter. A total of 286 CSB and SJU students have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in four years.