Chancellor Speaks at TriBeta Banquet

TriBeta Inducees 2016Photo above: TriBeta inductees and Chancellor Robin Cummings

Twenty-seven Biology Majors joined the Psi Lambda Chapter of TriBeta during the 2015-2016 academic year. Eighteen of those students were able to participate in the annual induction banquet held on March 31, 2016 at 6:00 PM in the University Center Lounge.

Eighteen friends and family members of inductees attended the banquet. The following UNC Pembroke Biology faculty (and their guests) also attended the banquet: Prof. Erika Young (and spouse) and Drs. Maria Santisteban, Velinda Woriax, Leon Jernigan, John Roe, Bob Poage, Patricia Sellers, Dennis McCracken, and Valerie Austin (from St. Andrews University).  Drs. Conner Sandefur and Marilu Santos had planned to attend but were prevented by family circumstances, and Drs. Andy Ash, Mary Ash and Lisa Kelly were absent because of their attendance at the annual meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists. Chicken Parmesan was enjoyed by all—except our one vegetarian. 

TriBeta Inducees 2016

UNCP Chancellor Robin G. Cummings, M.D., delivered remarks of congratulation and encouragement before the induction ceremony began.  The 2015-2016 TriBeta officers -- Ms. Casey Haywood (President), Mr. Ethan Sanford (Vice-President), Ms. Kenley Patanella (Secretary ), and Ms. Jacklynn Hunt (Treasurer) -- did an excellent job managing the induction ritual, and a good time was had by all.  A copy of the TriBeta inducation program (and biosketches of inductees) can be viewed by clicking MS Word or PDF.

Chancellor Cummings, Ethan Sanford, and Casey Haywood

Ethan Sanford, Casey Haywood, and Chancellor Robin Cummings (above)

Dr. Dennis McCracken

Article Submitted by Dr. Dennis McCracken (above)

Photographs Courtesy of Dr. Leon Jernigan

TriBeta is a national honor society for students of the biological sciences. Students who wish to join can click here to learn more about TriBeta and its eligibility requirements.

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