Beta Beta Beta raises over $2,000 with Tri Beta Challenge

Beta Beta Beta raises more than $2,000 with Tri Beta Challenge

Published: May 7, 2015.

More than 60 Lewis University students, along with faculty, staff and other participants came together in April to participate in the ninth annual Tri Beta Challenge, raising more than $2,000 to benefit Platelet Disorder Support Association and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Lewis University biology honor society Beta Beta Beta (Tri Beta) hosted the competition.

Students and faculty who participated in the Tri Beta Challenge came from a variety of majors including biology, chemistry, biochemistry, environmental science, physics, mathematics and computer science. The chemistry team won this year’s event and will hold the Challenge plaque in their department until next spring.

Dr. Jennifer Roberts, professor of biology and challenge coordinator, lost a daughter in 2002 to a Platelet Disorder. Tri Beta has since made this organization a beneficiary of money with the inception of this event. This year, Tri Beta members chose to also include the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as a recipient of funds in memory of Sarah Wielgos, daughter of Dr. Christopher Wielgos, professor of English.

Since its inception in 1999, members of the Omega Omicron chapter have been involved in a wide variety of scientific and research oriented activities. These range from summer research programs to organizing an annual 10K walk that benefits research Cystic Fibrosis. Students organize an alumni and health professions speaker series each year. They hold numerous charitable drives for non-profit organizations, such as Ronald McDonald House and Chicago public schools.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,700 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.



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