WILLIMANTIC, CT - Eastern Connecticut State University's Biology Department hosted its annual honor society induction and award ceremony on April 26. At the event 33 new members were inducted into the Tri-Beta National Biological Honor Society and 12 students were awarded for their outstanding accomplishments in the department.
Among the honored was Maxime Parent '20 of South Yarmouth, who majors in Biology.
Parent was inducted into Tri-Beta.
The Tri-Beta National Honor Society was established in 1922 to promote scholarship in the biological sciences, dissemination of biological knowledge and encourage research in the field. Today there are more than 175,000 lifetime members in more than 430 Tri-Beta chapters throughout the United States.
The new Tri-Beta Inductees recited the honor society's pledge: "I hereby affirm that I will strive to promote and perpetuate the spirit and idealism of Beta Beta Beta. I will be true to its interests, mindful of its honor and will help to accomplish its objectives. I will discharge faithfully my obligations to the Eta Omega Chapter and to the Society."
Other awards that were given during the event included, special certificates of recognition, academic excellence awards, biology research awards and the Barry and Ella May Wulff Prize.