Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society

The Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society is off to a busy start this semester. The group tutors each Thursday from 5 pm to 6 pm at ABLE, the Academic Biology Learning Environment, located on the first floor of Columbia Residence Hall. All students enrolled in introductory biology courses are invited to attend. Tri-Beta also recently held a Biology Trivia night complete with pizza and prizes. Later this semester Tri-Beta in collaboration with Kaplan is offering a variety of FREE practice standardized exams that are required for graduate and professional schools including the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), the Dental Admission Test (DAT), the Optometry Admission Test (OAT), the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT), and the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Tri-Beta is also planning on offering Mock Interviews for students who are applying for professional programs and graduate schools. Tri-Beta will induct new members on Sunday, October 26 at 3 pm in 108 Hartline. Dr. Marianna Wood will be the guest speaker. A reception with family and friends will follow the induction ceremony. Leading Tri Beta this year are the following officers pictured from left: Jacob Morton, historian Katie Hawkins, secretary; Blake Shoemaker, Vice-President; Katie Geissinger, treasurer, and Adam Kulp, President.  Current student members of Tri-Beta are: Caitlin Bagenstose, Danielle Bordner, Bryce Foster, Katherine Geissinger, Katherine Hawkins, Sarah Hower, Brendon Juengst, Emily Kossifos, Adam Kulp, Ashita Mittal, Jacob Morton, Myrle Newcomer, Blake Shoemaker, Julio Valencia-Velez, Anthony Vendetti, Chelsea Wenner, Jonathan White, Sandra Zelonis, Kent Cooper, Elaine McCauley, Jessica Willis, and Ben Carlucci. Dr.Surmacz is the Tri-Beta advisor.