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Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Inducts Seven Members into Marine Science National Honor Society

Seven undergraduate students from the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences have been inducted into the Beta chapter of Rho Rho Rho (PPP) at NSU. The marine science national honor society was founded at the University of Miami in 1990, and its Beta chapter was established at NSU in September 2008.

Peri Bowman, Elena Del Campillo, Angelica Garcia, Vanessa Santamaria, and Amanda Sylvester were honored during an induction ceremony at NSU on Mar. 16, 2011. Also inducted were Kelly McMahon and Jesse Secord, who were unable to attend the ceremony.

(from left) Elena Del Campillo; Tandace Burkhart; Mary Crider; Vanessa Santamaria; Christian Vidalon; Amanda Sylvester; Angelica Garcia; Kaitlin Horvath; Peri Bowman; Joshua Feingold, Ph.D., faculty adviser for PPP and associate professor in the college; Paul Arena, Ph.D., assistant professor in the college; Matthew He, Ph.D., director of the college’s Division of Math, Science, and Technology; and Don Rosenblum, Ph.D., dean of the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences.

After opening remarks from Joshua Feingold, Ph.D., faculty adviser for PPP and associate professor in the college, Kaitlin Horvath and Christian Vidalon, who became members of PPP last year, read from the society’s constitution. The inductees then each pledged to promote academic excellence and interest in the marine sciences. They also received certificates of induction and accepted starfish as symbols of their commitment to the field.

The inductees were joined in celebration by friends and family members, as well as the PPP Beta chapter’s founding members and NSU alumni Tandace Burkhart, Mary Crider, and Sharein El-Tourky. Also in attendance at the ceremony were Don Rosenblum, Ph.D., dean of the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences; Matthew He, Ph.D., director of the college’s Division of Math, Science, and Technology; and Paul Arena, Ph.D., assistant professor in the college.

Rho Rho Rho’s NSU chapter recognizes top students enrolled in the college’s marine biology classes. By providing an incentive for students to excel, members of PPP aim to attract more marine biology majors and minors to NSU and create a more dynamic experience for the current students. The Beta chapter at NSU also participates in events with the Alpha chapter at UM.

For more information about Rho Rho Rho, contact Joshua Feingold, Ph.D., at 954-262-8307, or visit the college’s honor societies Web page.