Christopher Michael Novak was accorded Wofford College’s highest academic honor Thursday, May 1, when he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Christopher is the son of Tom and Karen Novak, of Weatherford.
Novak, a member of the class of 2014, is majoring in finance with a minor in computer science with an emphasis in information management. Novak has served as president of Campus Union and is a member of the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, the Catholic Newman Club and the Fun Funds committee. During his senior year, he joined the Wofford team in the Certified Financial Analyst Research Challenge, a stock research competition. Novak studied abroad four times, spending a semester in Rome, a summer in Manipal, India, and two interims in a Spanish-intensive language program in Chile. A candidate for a bachelor of science degree, Novak will begin his career as a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting in Atlanta, Georgia.
Thirty-four Wofford College students and recent graduates were initiated as members-in-course during the ceremony that marked the 73rd anniversary of Phi Beta Kappa at Wofford.
Wofford College, established in 1854, is an independent liberal arts college of 1,650 students in Spartanburg, S.C. Wofford ranks 7th nationally in the percentage of undergraduates receiving credit for study abroad. Home to one of the nation’s 280 Phi Beta Kappa chapters, Wofford’s historic 170-acre campus is recognized as a national arboretum. Wofford is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.