Biology and Health Sciences Department

Hendrix Biological Society & BBB Honor Society

Hendrix Biological Society

HBS is an organization designed for all students with any interest in biology.  We host lectures, go on field trips and perform service projects around campus and in the community.  There are also several other activities throughout the year to keep students informed and entertained, such as movie nights! Everyone is invited to be a member of HBS.


Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society  is a national honor society for students who have achieved a certain level of success in biology coursework. Membership requirements are as follows:

Associate Membership: at least one biology class with a biology GPA of 3.0. Dues are $35 for the associate membership

Regular Membership: at least three biology classes with a biology GPA of 3.0. Dues are $45 for the regular membership, which is paid to the national organization.

(NOTE: a promoted membership for Associate to Regular is only $10.)

When and where do we meet?

We meet on the first Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m., in DW Reynolds 10 (unless otherwise noted). Please check the master calendar for room number.


Hendrix Biology Majors Awarded National Undergraduate Research Grants  

November 2, 2011 - Four Hendrix biology majors received TriBeta Research Grants from the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society. The combined student award was $2,140.

The 2011 Hendrix student recipients of the TriBeta Research Grant are:

  • Chris Akcali '13
  • Payton Lea '12
  • Adam Legg '12
  • Tresor Mukiza '13  

Lea's research will be mentored by Dr. Ann Willyard. Akcali, Legg, and Mukiza will be mentored by Dr. George Harper.

According to the TriBeta website, the grants "are intended to support undergraduate research by awarding cash scholarships annually to students conducting student research."

"Four students applied and each received at least partial funding," said Harper, who serves as the Hendrix TriBeta chapter advisor for Hendrix.

Grants are available on a competitive basis each year to full TriBeta members.

2012-2013 Officers:

President - Kristen Finch
Vice President - Emily Deitchler
Secretary - Trey Kalbaugh
Treasurer - Maiya Block
Publicity Chair & Historian - Emily Barrett

Faculty Sponsor - Dr. George Harper

2011-2012 Officers:

Co-Presidents - Sydney Selby and Ashley Skinner
Vice President - Kristin Finch
Secretary - Justin McLawhorn
Publicity Chair - Maiya Block
Fundraising Chair - Emily Deitchler
Treasurer - Kim Pollard
Historian - Jane Carmack

Faculty Sponsor - Dr. George Harper

2010-2011 Officers:

President – Ethan Gillett
Vice President – Hayley Warsinske
Secretary – Ryan Stuckey
Treasurer – Ashley Skinner
Publicity Chair – Nick Jones
Fundraising Co-chairs – LeQuan Dang & Sydney Selby

Faculty Advisor: Dr. George Harper

2009-2010 Officers:

President – Kelsie Holmes
Vice President – Blake Burkert
Secretary – Sarah Tamo
Treasurer – Danielle Smull
Publicity Chair – Susanna Hunter
Fundraising Co-chairs – Ethan Gillett and Kevin Patel

Faculty Advisor:  Dr. George Harper  

2008-2009 Officers:

President – Kelly Zalocusky
Vice President – Matthew Reid
Secretary – Patrick Huddleston
Treasurer – Kelsie Holmes
Publicity Chair – Blake Burkert
Fundraising Co-chairs – Rita Rein and Ketan Patel

Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Linda Gatti-Clark