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FORTY-NINE SVC STUDENTS INDUCTED INTO NEW BIOLOGY HONOR SOCIETY

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Posted: Monday Apr 23, 2012

April 23, 2012

Forty-nine Saint Vincent College students were inducted at the first initiation ceremony of the college’s chapter of Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) National Biological Honor Society at the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion on April 21.

TriBeta is a society for students dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.

Honored students include Erica Alcibiade, a junior biology major from Ford City; Erika Anstead, a sophomore cell biology major from Potomac, Maryland; Claire Badman, a senior biology major from Hummelstown; Clare Barkowski, a senior biology major from Natrona Heights; Michael Barkowski, a senior organismal biology major from Natrona Heights; Lana Bodner, a sophomore biology major from McKeesport; Zach Collins, a junior physical therapy major from Lemont Furnace; Marla Crawford, a junior organismal biology major from Valencia; Rebecca Deane, a junior biology major from Freedom; Benjamin Delle Donne, a senior environmental science major from North Huntingdon; Caitlin Diable, a junior cell biology major from Harrison City; Andrew Egan, a junior biology major from Irwin; Justen Emanuel, a senior organismal biology major from Trafford; Lauren Fockler, a sophomore organismal biology major from Windber; Maggie Garvey, a junior biology major from Frederick, Maryland; Karalyn Hillebrecht, a senior biology major from Pittsburgh (15226); Diana Hric, a senior biology major from Monongahela; Dakota Hutchinson, a junior biology major from Rector; Lauren Kasecky-Lardner, a junior biology major from Nanty Glo; David Kaser, a senior biology major from Greensburg; Michael Kaufman, a senior psychology major from Pittsburgh (15241); Alexandria Klofta, a senior environmental science major from New Alexandria; Kelsey Linstrum, a junior biology major from New Milford, Connecticut; Marsha Loscar, a freshman biology major from Apollo; Al Mamaril, a junior biology major from New Castle; Jill Masciantonio, a sophomore biology major from Jeannette; Meredith McGuire, a senior cell biology major from Strongsville, Ohio; Rob McKee, a senior cell biology major from Pittsburgh (15212); Bethany Mehall, a junior biology major from Hopwood; Elizabeth Miller, a senior environmental science major from Sewickley; Jess Miskanic, a senior cell biology major from North Huntingdon; Michael O'Reilly, a senior organismal biology major from Johnstown (15905); Katelyn Orslene, a senior cell biology major from Somerset; Chansler Poole, a junior biology major from Harrison City; Kasey Radicic, a senior biology major from Smithfield; Emily Ritrosky, a sophomore biology major from Kittanning; Joshua Robinson, a sophomore biology major from Moon Township; Anne Marie Roslonski, a senior organismal biology major from Pittsburgh (15236); David Rupprecht, a senior biology major from Saint Marys; Heidi Rupprecht, a junior biology major from Saint Marys; Laura Somers, a senior organismal biology major from Ellicott City, Maryland; Paul Steinhauser, a sophomore biology major from Greensburg; Aimee Stephenson, a senior biology major from Delmont; Loren Telesz, a sophomore biology major from Ellwood City; Arissa Trulick, a junior biology major from Kittanning; Muniza Uddin, a senior biology major from Greensburg; Sarah Weber, a junior biology major from Gibsonia; Patrick Wilkinson, a senior biology major from Apollo; and Nicholas Zurawski, a senior organismal biology major from Connellsville.

All of the Biology Department’s faculty were also honored as honorary members of the society.

Following the induction ceremony, the group hosted an academic poster session and reception.

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