During a ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 21, in Munger Chapel, 10 new members were inducted into the Nu Eta chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the national biological honor society.
Of the 10 new students, seven were inducted as regular members of Tri Beta and three were inducted as associate members.
To be inducted as a regular member of Tri-Beta, a student must be an undergraduate majoring or minoring in biological science and complete at least one term of the second year of a four-year curriculum. In addition, the student must have completed at least three courses in the biological sciences with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and must be in good academic standing at the member institution. Students inducted as regular members may hold an office in the local chapter, vote on chapter membership nominations and national questions, and may represent the chapter or vote at national Tri-Beta conventions.
The new regular inductees are, Kelsey Ramsey, a senior biology major from Lamar, Ark.; Tyler Hydrick, a sophomore biology major from Jonesboro, Missouri; Chris Kress, a sophomore pre-med/biology major from Burleson, Tex.; Nitza Vara, a junior pre-med/biology major from San Antonio, Tex.; William Davenport, a senior biology major from Deer, Ark.; Nelson Beckett, a sophomore biology major from Norman, Okla. and Sarah Darnall-Hartlerode, a sophomore biology major from Harrison, Ark.
Associate members of the Nu Eta chapter are interested in the life sciences in some significant way but do not qualify for regular membership. The new associate members included, Katie Spicer, a freshman biology major from Scranton, Ark.; Sarah Canada, a freshman biology major from Scranton, Ark.; and Bristol Chilton, a freshman biology major from Midway, Ark.
The graduating seniors recognized during the ceremony with red and green honor cords were, Bianca Cea, a biology major from Siloam Springs, Ark.; Laken Littlefield, a biology major from Booneville, Ark.; Ariel Henderson, a biology major from Hot Springs, Ark.; and new member Kelsey Ramsey.
Beta Beta Beta was founded in 1922 as a society for students who are dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. To date, more than 553 chapters have been established throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The Ozarks chapter of Tri-Beta, the Nu Eta chapter, was chartered in 2005, with 17 members.
The Nu Eta chapter of the Tri-Beta National Biological Honor Society recently held an induction ceremony for new members. The members of Tri-Beta include (back row, from left) Katie Spicer, Bristol Chilton, Nelson Beckett, William Davenport, Tyler Hydrick, Christopher Kress, Nitza Vara, Sarah Darnall-Hartlerode, (front row, from left) Katie Kloepfer, Sarah Canada, Bianca Cea, Laken Littlefield, Ariel Henderson, Kelsey Ramsey, and Emily Toombs.