Eckerd College awarded chapter of renowned biology honor society

Published April 25, 2019
Students in bay, collecting specimens

In the Biology class Ecology, Evolution & Diversity, first-year students capture specimens to learn about species found in local waters.

Forty students will be inducted on May 2 as the inaugural class of Eckerd College’s chapter of the Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society (TriBeta).

The Kappa Delta Epsilon chapter was awarded to the College in March at a regional meeting of the organization, said Cory Krediet, assistant professor of marine science and biology.

TriBeta is a national biology honor society for students 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 people have been accepted into lifetime membership, and more than 626 chapters have been established throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Eckerd’s inaugural class includes the following seniors and juniors who list biology as at least one of their majors:

  • Sophie Ackerman ’19 of Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Zamara Angulo-Lago ’19 of St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Zoe Burch ’19 of Katy, Texas
  • Elizabeth Coloian ’19 of Carlisle, Massachusetts
  • Brenna Costello ’19 of Louisville, Colorado
  • Nicholas Dalton ’19 of Lutz, Florida
  • Cameron Douglas ’19 of Crawfordsville, Indiana
  • Tiffany Dwyer ’19 of Wynantskill, New York
  • Sarah Emerick ’19 of Attica, Indiana
  • Meredith Featheringill ’19 of Mountain Brook, Alabama
  • Solana Forrest-Bank ’19 of Denver, Colorado
  • Abby Goossen ’19 of Louisville, Colorado
  • Victoria Grewe ’19 of Lakeland, Florida
  • Carlyn Haas ’19 of Solon, Iowa
  • Gabby Hartman ’19 of Angola, New York
  • William Hawthorne ’21 of Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Ian Hollander ’19 of St. Louis, Missouri
  • Anna Hoppe ’19 of Pleasant Ridge, Michigan
  • Irene Laleye ’20 of Lovettsville, Virginia
  • Jorge Lopez-Perez ’20 of Miami, Florida
  • Mlana Lore ’20 of Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Abby Lowenkron ’20 of Tampa, Florida
  • Margaret Lyons ’19 of Irwin, Pennsylvania
  • Madison Mathews ’19 of Hollywood, Florida
  • Cody Miner ’20 of Springfield, Illinois
  • Claire O’Connor ’19 of Denver, Colorado
  • Bjorn Peterson ’19 of Trenton, Texas
  • John “Conrad” Pritchard ’19 of St. Augustine, Florida
  • Abby Scott ’19 of Perryville, Maryland
  • Morgan Scott ’19 of Summerhill, Pennsylvania
  • Kathryn Sklaver ’20 of Palm Harbor, Florida
  • Kristina Smith ’19 of Granby, Massachusetts
  • Juliet Stevenson ’19 of Newburyport, Massachusetts
  • Zeke Student ’19 of Westminster, Colorado
  • Mishi Vachev ’19 of Fremont, California
  • Schuyler “Skye” Williamson ’19 of Blue Hill, Maine
  • Maia Wohlert ’19 of Dunedin, Florida
  • Rebekah Woodburn ’19 of Dublin, Georgia
  • Ella Workman ’20 of East Dorset, Vermont
  • and Lauren Yudin ’19 of Stuart, Florida.

Members of Beta Beta Beta can be undergraduate biological science majors, graduate bioscience students, bioscience faculty members, accomplished biologists, people who provided outstanding service to a chapter, and outstanding students with an interest in the life sciences. Undergraduate members must be biological science majors at a Beta Beta Beta affiliated campus; have completed at least one semester of sophomore credit hours; have completed at least three courses in biological sciences with a grade of 3.0 or higher; have completed at least one non-introductory biology course with a 3.0 grade or higher; have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher; and be a student of good and regular standing at an affiliate campus.

Eckerd College joins eight other institutions that have been awarded a chapter of the honor society this spring. Kappa Delta Epsilon, Eckerd’s chapter, is the 16th in Florida.

Faculty also announced new members to the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society and the Ford Apprentice Scholars Program.

Beta Beta Beta shield

TriBeta was founded in 1922