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Patricia Kapur, PBK DV President & Matt DeJulio

Upcoming Events

African American Museum in Philadelphia - Private Tour

Feb. 5, 12:00 pm:  Private guided tour of the African American Museum in Philadelphia, including the well-reviewed exhibit of the art of Richard J. Watson, "Portals & Revelations: Beyond Realities".  Background historical information packet will be e-sent to participants in advance. Option for a group lunch to follow - order on your own - at nearby La Scala Restaurant.  Group tour rates: $11 adults; $9 seniors/students with ID/children. Click here to register/pay the museum's group tour fee.

Mini TED-like Talks - What I Care About

An exciting hour-long virtual event, for 3 PBK members to briefly and concisely share their work or projects/activities that they care greatly about, and take Q&A.  Enjoy these engaging and stimulating discussions on timely and interesting topics from PBK Delaware Valley colleagues. No charge events.


Feb. 3, 7:00 pm: 

- Moderator/speaker Brigid Connolly (Quality Assurance Asst. Mgr., Language Services Associates) on "The Importance of Interpreters and Translators in Equitable Multi-Linqual Encounters". 

- Speaker Aidan Crowley (Medical Student, Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania) on "Digital Health Coaching for Low-Income Individuals

with Diabetes".

- Speaker Doug Bobrow (Vice President, Banker at JP Morgan Private Bank) on "Key Ways to Build Wealth in Financial Markets". 

Click here to register.


Young Professionals Virtual Happy Hour & Game Nights

Take a break! Socialize virtually with other early-career PBK's in two successive, 15-min. peer-moderated breakout rooms, to meet, network, and converse, followed by 30 min. of fun interaction with colleagues via a virtual game.  No charge events. 


Feb. 24, 7:00 pm.  Scattergories is the Feb. game, hosted by Alan Mason.  Click here to register.

Mar. 17, 7:00 pm.  The March game will be hosted by Brigid Connolly.  Click here to register.

Book & Movie Club:

Feb. 10, 7:00 pm - VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB. Thoughtful discussion of "The Undocumented Americans", written by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, believed to be the first undocumented immigrant to graduate from Harvard. Powerful recounting of interviews of undocumented people across the U.S., the challenges they face, and how they try to support each other. 2020 Nat'l Book Awards Finalist; NY Times Review of Books & NPR Best Books of 2020. No charge event. Click here to register.

Mar. 10, 7:00 pm - VIRTUAL MOVIE CLUB.  Insightful discussion of the film, "The Meyerowitz Stories", directed by Noah Baumbach.  With New York City as a character, this comedy-drama depicts cross-generational family dynamics with ideas of success, showing their individual and collective fallibilites, along with the hilarity as well.  NY Times "Critics Pick", a Palme d'Or selection at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, and a high 93% Rotten Tomatoes score. View on Netflix and meet via Zoom on March 10, 2022, at 7:00 PM, for an insightful interactive discussion.  Read More. No charge event. Click here to register.

Apr. 14, 7:00 pm - VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB. Thoughtful discussion of "Heartland", written by Sarah Smarsh, which details her personal experience growing up among the white rural poor and working class in Kansas, the lasting effects of intergenerational poverty, and the implications of class and identity. NY Times Bestseller and Finalist for the 2018 National Book Award and the Kirkus Prize.  Can compare with different points of view of these issues in our Dec. 2021 (Past Events) and Feb. 2022 (above) book selections. No charge event. Click here to register.

Matt DeJulio Honored for 30+ Years

of Service to PBK Delaware Valley

Phi Beta Kappa Assocation of the Delaware Valley honored Matt

DeJulio for his many years of service as a member of Council,

as Treasurer, and as Secretary-Treasurer, with a

commendation at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Associa-

tion, as Matt transitioned to a new role as Advisor to Council.

Matt's dedication and in-depth knowledge of the Association's

history, operations, and members has been invaluable to carry

the Association forward for more than three decades. PBK DV

is grateful to Matt for his exceptional contributions.


PBK's Enjoyed "Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror" Exhibition

On January 15, 2022, PBK's and family/friends gathered as a group at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for a private guided tour of the "Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror" exhibition (images below from the exhibit), which was 1/2 of a dual exhibit with the Whitney Museum in NYC.  Some of the group also enjoyed an optional lunch at the museum's "Stir" restaurant, followed by an optional self-guided tour of the "Emma Amos: Color Odyssey" exhibit which was named a NY Times "Best Art Exhibition of 2021".


PBK Assn. of the Delaware Valley named

Outstanding Association for 2018-2021

At the 2021 Phi Beta Kappa Triennial Council, the PBK Association

of the Delaware Valley was announced as one of the 4 outstanding 

PBK associations for the prior three years.  The other 3 awardees

were the Baltimore, Detroit, and New York City associations.  PBK

Delaware Valley was recognized for the past 3 years' growth in

membership and in the number and variety of programs and events. 

The recognition comes with a $500 award which will be used to

support future programs.


PBK Delaware Valley Career Advice Program.

PBK Delaware Valley has an e-facilitated career advice matching program,

using a simple online PBK Delaware Valley Career Advice Interest Form,

which takes a few moments to complete, to be on file to give and/or

receive career advice or connections.  The answers on the form on file

can be edited as often as indicated to update it.  Any matches will be

sent back by e-mail.  The date, time, and method of communicating

between advice pairs (phone, virtual, or in-person when conditions

permit), are totally up to each pair.

PBK Delaware Valley active on Instagram

The Phi Beta Kappa Assn. of the Delaware Valley maintains its

Instagram account, pbkdelawarevalley, to announce our events

and share relevant posts from members, friends, and followers. 

Take a look and follow us on Instagram:  @pbkdelawarevalley !


If you are a Phi Beta Kappa Member, we look forward to interacting with you as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Association of the Delaware Valley. Peruse our website and contact us for

any questions.  You can conveniently join or renew online.


Learn more about Young Professional Events, our Career Advice/Mentorship Matching Program, our annual High School Book Award, and PBK Visiting Scholars in our region.  

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2021 Phi Beta Kappa Society Members 

National Recognition

Click here to read more.

Nobel Prize:

- Joshua Angrist (PBK,

Oberlin College)

- Ardem Patapoutian

(PBK, Univ. of California,

Los Angeles)

Pulitzer Prize:

- Andrea Januta

(PBK Yale College)

MacArthur Foundation

- Michelle Monje (PBK, Vassar College)

- Jesse Shapiro (PBK, Harvard University)

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence (Fiction/Nonfiction Books) Long-List:

- Elliott Ackerman

(PBK, Tufts University)

- Colum McCann (PBK,

U. Texas, Austin)

Time 100 Most Influential Leaders:

- Barney Graham (PBK, Rice University

PBK Book Awards:

- Sarah Steward Johnson (PBK, Washington University)

- Alice Baumgartner (PBK, Yale University)

Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal:

- Barney Graham (PBK, Rice University)

National Book Awards Finalists:

- Laird Hunt (PBK, Indiana University)

- Robert Jones, Jr. (PBK, Brooklyn College)

- Lucas Bessire (Kansas State University)

Washington's Most Powerful Women:

National Power & Politics:

- Janet Yellen (PBK, Brown University)

- Gina Raimando (PBK, Harvard University)

- Jennifer M. Granholm (PBK, Univ. of California, Berkeley)

- Susan Rice (PBK, Stanford University)

- Isabel Casillas Guzman (PBK, Univ. of Pennsylvania)

- Lena M. Khan (PBK, Williams College)

- Neera Tandon (PBK, Univ. of California, Los Angeles)

Power on the Hill:

- Sharon Soderstrom (PBK, Univ. of Virginia)

Legal Powers:

- Amy Coney Barrett (PBK, Rhodes College)

- Elena Kagan (PBK, Princeton University)

- Sonia Sotomayor (PBK, Princeton University)

Idea Powers:

- Sharon Parrott (PBK, Univ. of Michigan)

- Sarah Miller (PBK, Univ. of Chicago)

- Gail Ross (PBK, Tufts University)

Business Powers:

- Barbara Humpton (PBK, Wake Forest University)


- Erin O'Shea (PBK, Smith College)

- Martine Rothblatt (PBK, Univ. of California, Los Angeles)


- Amy Walter (PBK, Colby College)

- Judy Woodruff (PBK, Duke University)

- Cathy Hughes (PBK, Creighton University)


- Susan Fisher Sterling (PBK, Washington University in St. Louis)


- Mariann Edger Budde (PBK, University of Rochester)

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