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Phi Betta Kappa

Helene C. Waysek Award

Each year, the Hofstra Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honors a PBK inductee with the Helene C. Waysek Award for study in the classics. Dr. Waysek, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Douglass College, received an M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. She was an active member of the Hofstra faculty for 36 years, teaching Latin, Greek and comparative literature and serving as Chair of Comparative Literature & Languages for 16 years. In addition, she served as coordinator of the University Honors Program (predecessor to the current Honors College) and as secretary of the Hofstra Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Past Waysek Award Winners

2018: Dana Aprigliano and Catherine Yanchak
2017: Nicholas A. Rizzuti
2016: Nicole Vincenza Speth
2015: Jacquelyn Marie Blaine
2014: Mary Rooney
2013: Corey Williams
2012: Nicole Cieslewicz, Michelle Marsilla
2011: Amanda Jarvis
2010: Lisa Young
2009: Michael Chui
2008: Claire Graves
2007: MaryEllen Van Wie