ELMIRA – Alexis Wyckoff of Strykersville, a student at Elmira College, has been inducted to the Eta Sigma Chapter of Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society.

Wyckoff was among nine inductees meeting the requirements for associate membership.

The induction ceremony was Feb. 9.

Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) has three major objectives: to promote scholarship in the biological sciences; to promote the dissemination of biological knowledge; and to encourage research.

The symbols of the honor society are the key and coat of arms. The key represents wisdom as well as life on and in the ground, in the air, and in the water. The coat of arms represents known and unknown scientific truths. The motto of the society is Blay’-pay-een Bah’-seen Bee’oo which means, “to see the foundation of life.”

Beta Beta Beta was founded in 1922 by Dr. Frank G. Brooks, and the Elmira College Eta Sigma Chapter was founded in 1960.

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