On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, East Georgia State College’s newest honor society, Beta Beta Beta, inducted its first four members. Alicia Winfrey and Joleishia Cooper were inducted as regular members, and Tanner Peebles and Bethaney Fortner were inducted as associated members.
The goal of TriBeta is to improve the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extend the boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Founded in 1922, the society has over 200,000 members accepted into lifetime membership and over 626 chapters throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
Regular members of TriBeta are undergraduate biological science majors who meet national requirements. These members have completed at least one term of the second year of a four-year curriculum, have completed at least three semester courses in biological science, have a B average in those courses and are in good academic standing. Undergraduate students who have an interest in the life sciences but do not yet qualify for regular membership are accepted as associate members.
“The installation of the Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society is great honor for the Biology Department and is a national recognition of the quality and achievements of the Bachelor of Sciences in Biology program at EGSC,” said Dr. David Chevalier, Chair of Biology at EGSC and advisor for TriBeta. ”We are proud of the first four students inducted into Beta Beta Beta, who were selected based on their academic accomplishments.”