CONWAY, Ark. (July 15, 2015) – Eleven Hendrix College
students successfully passed the 2015 American Society for Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology certification exam:
Michael Smith ’15
Ples Spradley ’15
Bell and Spradley achieved certification with distinction.
The 11 students are entitled to claim their degree is
ASBMB-certified. Of these eleven, two achieved certification with distinction.
Since the Hendrix biochemistry molecular biology program
was accredited last year, the 2015 class members were the first
Hendrix students eligible to receive an ASBMB-certified degree, according to
Hendrix biology professor Dr. Rick Murray.
“Hendrix students appeared to perform well relative to the
national standards on most of the individual questions, suggesting
that our program is doing a good job of covering the core concepts,” said Murray,
adding that all 11 of the students who received certification did undergraduate
research at Hendrix.
Hendrix College is a private liberal arts college in
Conway, Arkansas. Founded in 1876 and affiliated with the United Methodist
Church since 1884, Hendrix is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change
the Way You Think about Colleges and is nationally recognized in
numerous college guides, lists, and rankings for academic quality, community, innovation,
and value. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.