MARIETTA -- Marietta College's Teresa Kuhns of Quaker City, Ohio, was recently inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's most prestigious academic honor society.

Kuhns is a graduate of John Glenn High School and will graduate on May 7, 2017, with a degree in Biochemistry.

To be considered for election to membership, a student must be of good character and must have achieved a scholastic record of outstanding excellence in a broad program of studies, the major part of which must lie within the area known as the liberal arts and sciences.

The criteria for consideration for election to Phi Beta Kappa are as follows: The student must take at least 60 hours of work in residence at Marietta College. The student must achieve a GPA of 3.5 or bette and must graduate in the upper 10th of the class. Phi Beta Kappa emphasizes breadth and depth of scholarship, the student's record must display evidence of both.