At the 2018 Annual Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony on Thursday, June 14, the Phi Beta Kappa Executive Board, Keynote Speaker and Phi Beta Kappa member Chancellor Howard Gillman, and Phi Beta Kappa Alumni of Southern California inducted 14 new members of UCI's 2018 class who are receiving their bachelor's degree in Education Sciences. The new members are Rita Barber, Aaron Barlin, Kimberly Haagenson, Alexandra James, Beatruce Kug, Melisa Lu, Marvin Luu, Wanyi Ma, Jessica Mena, Isabella Mendoza, Ana Miguel, Caitlyn Morgan, Kerri Soriero, and Yinuo Su.
Graduate Aaron Barlin received an additional honor: the 2018 Graduate Study Award, conferred by the PBK Board and the PBK Alumni of Southern California and presented by PBK Treasurer Gwendolyn Black, Senior Associate Director of the UCI Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, and PBK President Ken Janda, Dean of the School of Biological Sciences, during the initiation ceremony.
Aaron earned his bachelor's degree with a dual major in Education Sciences and English. His degree was awarded magna cum laude with a Specialization in English for Future Teachers. During his time at UCI, Aaron has been an active proponent of educational opportunities for all students and was a driving force behind the introduction of the newly-formed Club Lightbulb.
Read more about Aaron Barlin: http://education.uci.edu/ucisoe_news/barlin