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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)May 13, 2009

MAHWAH – Ramapo College of New Jersey held an induction ceremony in April for students eligible for membership in Beta Beta Beta, an honor society for students who excel in the study of Biology.

Beta Beta Beta seeks to encourage scholarly attainment in biological science by reserving membership for students that maintain a superior academic record.  Beta Beta Beta is dedicated to cultivating interest in biological science and promoting an appreciation of the value of biological study.  Each year, Ramapo College’s chapter within the School of Theoretical and Applied Science welcomes into membership students who show a strong interest in Biology and who meet the standards of academic achievement set by the chapter.  Students may be inducted as regular members, which are lifetime memberships, or year-long associate memberships.

Inductees are:

Bergen County
Michael T. DePascale, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
Amanda Fulmer, Closter, New Jersey
Jennifer Gatto, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Livnat Hai, Township of Washington, New Jersey
Jessica Juskin, Elmwood Park, New Jersey
Kevin Kania, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Narges Sarrafan, Mahwah, New Jersey
Jacob Stass, Westwood, New Jersey
Nayibeth Tallaj, Paramus, New Jersey
Lisa L. Wallin, Norwood, New Jersey

Hudson County
Nathalia Fabri Lopes, North Bergen, New Jersey

Middlesex County
Melissa M. Giusti, Old Bridge, New Jersey
Marisol Kuizon, Colonia, New Jersey
Kristi Lombardi, South Plainfield, New Jersey
Brandon C. Messemer, Old Bridge, New Jersey
Tinisha Ricks, Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Monmouth County
Jeannette A. Furlong, Middletown, New Jersey
Christina Germinario, Middletown, New Jersey
Tara Drake, Howell, New Jersey (Associate Member)

Morris County
Crystal L. Aprile, Butler, New Jersey
Shawn Finnegan, Towaco, New Jersey

Ocean County
Kaitlin Dickert, New Egypt, New Jersey

Passaic County
Dean Bobo, Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
Jaclynn Buchalski, West Milford, New Jersey
Andrea Lequerica, Wayne, New Jersey

Rockland County, New York
Sarah Molina, Nanuet, New York
Sophia Richards, R.N., New City, New York

Somerset County
Melissa Peyser, Bridgewater, New Jersey
Alyson Truax, Franklin, New Jersey

Sussex County
Kirsten Tandberg, Vernon, New Jersey
Lev Blekher, Wantage, New Jersey (Associate Member)

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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