The Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Austin (PBKAAGA) was formed by members of PBK, those elected at the Alpha of Texas and throughout the country, to promote the academic values of the society in Austin and the surrounding region. In addition to organizing social and intellectual events, including a lecture and reception twice a year, PBKAAGA has created endowments to fund scholarships for local high school students who will soon enter college and for adult students who are returning to college to complete their B.A. or B.S. degrees. PBKAAGA welcomes any PBK member living in the Greater Austin area to join.
Our speaker was Dr. Spencer Wells who spoke on the topic “The Human Journey: A Genetic Odyssey." Dr. Wells is a geneticist, anthropologist, author, Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society, Scholar-in-Residence at Georgetown University, and the owner of Antone's Night Club, an iconic nightclub in Austin, Texas. For a taste of this extraordinary speaker, please do take a look at his TED Talk or follow him on Twitter at @spwellls.
At this meeting, we also awarded our 2015 PBKAAGA scholarships.
Gemma Marangoni Ainslie
Thomas E. Cedel
Constance P. Hicks
Martha McKay Jones
Alice Virginia White