It is my honor to serve as president of the Theta Chi chapter of the Beta Beta Beta (or, Tri-Beta) Biological Honors Society here at Loyola for the 2013-2014 school year, alongside a phenomenal team of officers and our faculty moderator, Dr. Rebecca Brogan. Tri-Beta is much more than just an honors society. Our members not only excel in their classwork, but they are also involved in a number of activities on campus. For the past few years, we have done a Swipe for the Cure, raising thousands of dollars for breast cancer research. We are also responsible for peer tutoring—Tri-Beta members tutor the biology introductory sequence at Loyola (Cellular and Molecular Biology, Organismal Biology, and Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity). Additionally, this year, we began a peer mentoring program, pairing students in the introductory sequence with Tri-Beta members. We conduct a lab day in the fall and spring, where students ranging from elementary to high school come to our labs and do some simple experiments to see what makes biology so great! Tri-Beta members are involved in myriad other activities around campus. Many of our members conduct research at Loyola and some have spent their summers doing research at prestigious institutions such as Johns Hopkins and the National Institutes of Health. Through our commitment to academic excellence and being men and women for and with others, Tri-Beta strives to meet these two main tenets of a Jesuit education.
If you are interested in joining Tri-Beta, we would love to have you! The requirements for induction are a 3.3 GPA across at least three biology courses. The introductory courses do count. In order to receive a cord at graduation, members must show continued academic excellence, demonstrated by maintenance of at least a 3.3 GPA. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are all welcome to apply for induction, which is on March 21, 2014. Flyers with more information regarding induction will be posted during the spring semester.
If you have any questions about Tri-Beta, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Molyneux ‘14