Alumni meet at Tri-Beta ceremony

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Alumni Carissa Ganong, Mark Mills, and David WP Manning. Photo: Mark Mills.

Ecology alumni Mark Mills, PhD ‘02, professor and chair of the department of biology and Carissa Ganong, PhD ’15, assistant professor of biology at Missouri Western State University, were joined by David W.P. Manning, PhD ’15, for the Tri-Beta National Biological Honor Society induction ceremony at MWSU in St. Joseph, Missouri, on Nov. 17. Manning, an assistant professor of biology at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, was the event’s guest speaker.

Beta Beta Beta is an honor society for biology students, particularly undergraduates, with more than 200,000 members across 626 chapters in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. It was founded in 1922, and according to its website, is “dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.”