WWU students inducted into biology honor society

William Woods University inducted 10 students into the Pi Phi chapter of the Beta Beta Beta (Tri Beta) national biological honor society during the 2013-14 academic year.

Chosen as members were Eilie Cole of Friendswood, Texas; Alora Haney of Winchester, Kan.; Miranda McKee of Jefferson City, Mo.; Jordan McNamara of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Rachael Ostrem of Radcliffe, Iowa; Hallie Peters of St. Robert, Mo.; Sheridan Roe of Greenfield, Mass.; Joan Ryan of Longmont, Colo.; Desiree Strief of Lebanon, Mo.; and Bryn “Nick” Zink of Crocker, Mo.

Beta Beta Beta is a national biological honor society for students dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study, as well as extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.

To be eligible for initiation, students must complete a minimum of three biology majors’ classes at WWU, with a minimum grade-point average of 3.25 in their biology classes.


Stephanie V. Walker reads part of the ceremony to initiates (left to right): Eilie Cole, Alora Haney, Miranda McKee, Jordan McNamara, Rachael Ostrem, Hallie Peters, Sheridan Roe, Joan Ryan, Desiree Strief, Bryn “Nick” Zink.