Published March 04, 2015

New members

Gammi Pi chapter of biology honor society inducts 13
Thirteen students were inducted earlier this month into Monmouth College’s chapter of Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta), the national biology honor society.
 
Established in 1945, Monmouth’s Gamma Pi chapter is dedicated to promoting the goals of the national organization, which include scholarship, research and the dissemination of knowledge in biology. Members receive cords to wear during their commencement ceremonies, key chains with Tri-Beta’s crest and a certificate of initiation. Many members are biology majors, but the group also includes students who are majoring in biopsychology and biochemistry.
 
Students inducted were Emily Billin of Whitewater, Wis., Thea Bloom of Chicago, Max Daniels of Germantown Hills, Bradley Dulee of Bloomington, Connor Frakes of Illinois City, Mary Gonzalez of Homer Glen, Ryan Maxwell of Norridge, Kaila Milham-Cassin of Midlothian, Kaitlyn Miller of Hobart, Ind., Josalyn Spagnola of Oak Forest, Josh Sutherland of Elmhurst, Alanna Trettin of Manito and Corey Yost of Eldridge, Iowa.
 
“This is double the amount of members that were inducted last year,” said the chapter’s co-adviser, lab manager Kathy Mainz, who shares the duties with biology professor Kevin Baldwin. “The society is encouraged to see so many new students dedicated to the appreciation of their biological studies at the college.”
 
On March 28, MC’s Gamma Pi chapter will host a regional conference for chapters in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. Set in the college’s Center for Science and Business, the conference will include several presentations of scientific research from Gammi Pi members, and the keynote speaker will be MC biology professor James Godde, who will deliver his remarks via Skype from the island nation of Mauritius, where he is currently conducting research as a Fulbright Scholar.
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