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National Biological Honor Society TriBeta Local Chapter Installation Held at Ferrum College


33 individuals were included in the inaugural Beta Iota Omega induction ceremony.

Ferrum, Va. (April 23, 2013) – National Biological Honor Society TriBeta installed local chapter Beta Iota Omega at Ferrum College on Monday, April 22, 2013. The 33 individuals inducted into the Society during the inaugural ceremony include 26 current undergraduates majoring in either Biology or Pre-Professional Science, two alumni who were influential in getting the chapter up and going, and five of the College’s professors.

TriBeta’s mission and information from their website is “dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Since its founding in 1922, more than 200,000 persons have been accepted into lifetime membership, and more than 553 chapters have been established throughout the Unites States and Puerto Rico.” Additionally student members are eligible to compete for national research grants to support their independent research projects here on campus, and participate in various local and national conferences hosted by TriBeta. 

“We are very excited to be awarded a chapter from TriBeta. This is an excellent opportunity for our students to be part of a both a local and national community dedicated to furthering biological knowledge and research,” said local chapter faculty advisor Dr. Michaela Gazdik, Program Coordinator of Biology and Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology. “We plan to have a vibrant and active chapter on campus and I look forward to the activities that TriBeta will host in the future.”

See photos from the chapter installation and induction ceremony here.

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