On Tuesday April 23, 2019, the East Georgia State College’s Tau Epsilon Tau Chapter of the Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) Biology Honor Society inducted two new members. Susanna Lee Hall and Carley Kimberly Nichol Stapleton were inducted as regular members. The ceremony took place at The Morgan House and was followed by a small reception.
TriBeta was founded in 1922, and has over 200,000 members and over 600 chapters throughout the United and Puerto Rico. The goals of TriBeta are to improve the understanding and appreciation of biological study, extend the boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research, and promote undergraduate research. The EGSC Tau Epsilon Tau was installed on August 16, 2017, and is the second Honor Society with a local chapter on the EGSC campus. Membership is by invitation only and is based on student academic excellence and specific criteria. Regular members must complete at least one term of the second year of a four-year curriculum and at least three semester courses in biological science, have a B average in those courses and be in good academic standing.
"East Georgia State College is proud to be home to a chapter of Beta Beta Beta,” said EGSC President Bob Boehmer. “We are particularly proud that two of our finest students – both participants in our Correll Scholars Program—were selected this year for membership in Beta Beta Beta. Susanna and Carley will both ultimately become outstanding health care professionals. Their success demonstrates strength of our bachelor’s program in biology as well as our Correll Scholars Program."
Hall and Stapleton are both Correll Scholars and enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Biology program. Hall graduated from Thomas Jefferson Academy in Louisville, Ga. She is a junior and is planning to graduate with a Bachelor in May 2020 and go on to attend Mercer University School of Medicine. She will perform an internship at the Emanuel Medical Center this summer.
“It is such an honor to have been inducted into the TriBeta Honor Society,” said Hall. “As a member, I am thankful for the doors that have already been opened to me, and I look forward to the opportunities in the future."
Stapleton graduated from Johnson County High School in Wrightsville, Ga. She is planning to graduate with a Bachelor in May 2021. She will perform an internship at Sumner Pharmacy in Wrightsville, Ga. this summer.
“Being inducted into East Georgia State College's Tri-Beta Club was a huge honor,” said Stapleton. “It shows that there is a reward for hard work, and I could not be more thankful!”
“The Biology Department is very honored to have outstanding students such as Susanna and Carley as biology majors,” said Dr. David Chevalier, Chair of the Biology Program at EGSC. “They earned their membership to TriBeta by excelling both academically and as leaders on campus.”