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Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Inducts Eight Students into Marine Science Honor Society

Students inducted this year into the marine biology honor society included (from left) Brittany White, Carolina Segarra, Jillian Sawyna, Kara Bartnett, and Rialto Heller. Inductees not pictured: Patricia Durius, Kelly Larkin, and Veronica Valdes.

Eight undergraduate students from the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences have been inducted into the NSU chapter of Rho Rho Rho (PPP), the national honor societyrecognizing top undergraduate students studying marine biology. The college hosted an induction ceremony and reception for the students on Feb. 22.

This year marked the largest group of inductees since the PPP Beta chapter was established at NSU in 2008. New members include Kara Bartnett, Patricia Durius, Rialto



Heller, Kelly Larkin, Jillian Sawyna, Carolina Segarra, Veronica Valdes, and Brittany White.

After the welcoming remarks by Joshua Feingold, Ph.D., associate professor at the college and faculty adviser for PPP, chapter president Kelly McMahon and vice president Peri Bowman led the induction. Each new member pledged to promote academic excellence and interest in the marine sciences. They also received certificates of induction and hand-painted sand dollars (crafted by current members) as symbols of their commitment to the field.

A reception followed the formal ceremony. The inductees were joined in celebration by friends, current PPP members, and members of college leadership: Don Rosenblum, Ph.D., dean of the college, and Matthew He, Ph.D., director of the college’s Division of Math, Science, and Technology, which houses the marine biology major and minor.

About Rho Rho Rho

To become a member of Rho Rho Rho, a student must have declared a major or minor in marine biology at NSU, completed at least 30 credits, earned at least a 3.0 GPA in marine biology courses and an overall GPA of at least 3.2, and be in good academic standing at the university.

Rho Rho Rho’s Alpha chapter was founded at the University of Miami in 1990 and its Beta chapter at NSU in 2008. By providing an incentive for students to excel, PPP aims to attract more marine biology majors and minors to NSU and create a more dynamic experience for the current students.