Young Professionals

Happy Hour/Networking Events:

Oct. 29; 7:00 PM - YOUNG PROFESSIONALS VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR & NETWORKING  EVENTJoin via Zoom for rotating, peer-moderated breakout rooms, to meet, converse, share and connect with fellow PBK Young Professionals.  Bring your favorite beverage & snacks.  Register here.

Nov. 19; 7:00 PM - NEW DATE -YOUNG PROFESSIONALS VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR & NETWORKING  EVENTJoin via Zoom for rotating, peer-moderated breakout rooms, to meet, converse, share and connect with fellow PBK Young Professionals.  Bring your favorite beverage & snacks.  Register here.

The Phi Beta Kappa Assn. of the Delaware Valley Annual Meeting was held virtually on Oct. 13, 2020, when elections were held for 2020-2021 Officers and Council members, listed in About Us.  

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PDF of the Annual 

Meeting slides.

Jamey Harman and Stephen Cupschalk have initiated a GroupMe communications platform for Young Professionals within Phi Beta Kappa of the Delaware Valley and the surrounding areas of PA, NJ, and DE.  Join the group "PBK Delaware Valley Young Members" on GroupMe by clicking HERE, to participate with others who are building their careers in the wider Delaware Valley.

Lecture Presentations:

Nov. 17; 7:00 PM - Monica Zimmerman

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Virtual presentation. "Philadelphia Firsts:  History of Philadelphia through Art at PAFA". Read more.  Register here.

Mar. 2, 2021; 7:00pm NEW DATE - Rachel Valletta, PhD, Franklin Institute. Virtual presentation.  "COVID, Climate Change, and Communication: How Can We Learn from One Crisis to Address Another?"  

Book & Movie Club:

Oct. 22; 7:00 PM - VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB. Interactive discussion of NY Times bestseller and one of NPR's Best Books of 2018,  "Soul of America", by Pulitzer Prize winning author Jon MeachamRead moreRegister here.

Nov. 12; 7:00 PM - VIRTUAL MOVIE CLUB. Interactive discussion of the Independent Spirit & American Film Institute award-winning film, "The Farewell", by filmmaker Lulu Wang, portraying a nuanced view of cultural differences. Read more.

Register here.


Interactive discussion of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize finalist novel, "The Dutch House", by Ann PatchettRead more. Register here.

2020 Temple PBK grad in Applied Mathematics looking for opportunities for an entry level position in Data Science or Bioinformatics. Has conducted research in Evolutionary Genetics at Temple, but open to opportunities apart from scientific research. Please e-send recommendations or advice for positions in these fields to:

to be forwarded to our PBK colleague. 

Learn more about Young Professional Events, our annual High School Book Award, and PBK Visiting Scholars in our region

The Phi Beta Kappa Association of the Delaware Valley recently received two very appreciated donations.  One was gratefully received In Memory of Evy Udell, who was a beloved past president of our organization and very involved in our success some years back, generously given to support the charitable activities of our organization.  The second recent donation was received with appreciation from current member William Thomas, to support virtual programs, which are especially being enjoyed by our members at this time.

National Office News

Summer 2020: Virtual Activities, Summer Reading List, and more

As the entire world adjusts to the new normal brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, Phi Beta Kappa chapters and associations have risen to the occasion. After many chapters held virtual inductions for the Class of 2020, associations across the country have hosted book clubs, happy hours, trivia game, movie screenings, and lectures, all via Zoom. Our members have clearly figured out how to remain connected while staying at home! 


Back in Washington, DC, the National Office has been hard at work supporting our members and advocating for the arts, humanities, and higher education. Our National Arts and Sciences Initiative inducted its inaugural class of Key Into Public Service Scholars with a two-day virtual convening. The scholars met with industry leaders and experts to learn about the value of graduate school, how to enter the foreign service, and how to communicate the value of their degrees to employers.  


Finally, we listened to member requests and highlighted 28 fantastic books by Black authors in our 2020 Summer Reading List. With books spanning centuries and continents, we hoped to capture just a fraction of the incredible contributions that Black authors have made to the literary canon. We’re certain every member can find something of interest on the list. 

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.

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