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March 2007

Release Date: March 21, 2007

ASU Biology Honor Society Grabs National Award

Angelo State University’s Epsilon Sigma chapter of the Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society has been named the recipient of the Lloyd M. Bertholf Award as the top chapter in the nation for the 2005-06 academic year.

The ASU chapter is the first five-time winner of the award out of the more than 430 chapters in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The award will be presented during the South Central Regional Convention March 30-April 1 at the Oklahoma University Biological Field Station in Kingston, Okla. The runner-up for this year’s award was the University of Puerto Rico-Cayey, with the Air Force Academy finishing third.

The Bertholf Award has been presented since 1961 for undergraduate participation in research and for student-originated programming that promotes biological scholarship at the institution. The winning chapter is chosen each year by a selection committee of college biology faculty from across the nation.

The Beta Beta Beta organization emphasizes undergraduate research and scholarship in the biological sciences. Its national office is located at the University of North Alabama in Florence. ASU’s Epsilon Sigma chapter was formed in 1970. ASU chapter president is senior international business major Josh Colyar of Round Rock. Dr. Crosby Jones, professor of biology, is the faculty adviser.

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