The founder of the Scrimshaw Club, Ms. Anne Kirtley, is an incredible and mysterious figure in Judson's history. She encouraged her students to write and helped bring the Scrimshander (as it was then called) to great success. What greater sense of accomplishment comes from any student than saying, "I have been published!" to her family and friends? Ms. Kirtley gave this to her students and more year after year. In fact, it was this lovely lady's wish to have the Scrimshanderprinted almost as often as the beloved Triangle. When we lost her, there was a true loss of spirit on campus and we later lost the Scrimshanderwith that spirit.
In days like these the word “legacy” doesn’t mean as much as it used to. Once being a part of a company that had a legacy of service meant that you actually did something. Now though, legacy is a word you use when you want to appeal to people's traditional sense. As modern consumers we’ve almost become immune to that kind of advertising scheme. So when someone speaks about their legacy we half listen in hopes their speech will be short.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013, the induction for the Kappa Sigma Chapter of Beta Beta Beta was held at Dr. Thomas Wilson's residence at 5:30 in the afternoon. The inductees were Katelyn Dickinson, Ashley Guerrero, Anna Hollingshead, Margaret Ingram, Hannah Patterson, Veronica Primavera, Rachel Ray, Laura Thompson, and Elise Urban.
Beta Beta Beta is a Biology Honor Society for biology majors and minors who maintain a 3.0 GPA in biology and overall.
To start off the ceremony, President Laura McMannama and Vice President Olivia Breimhorst gave an opening of introduction. Everyone was told about the purpose, history, and symbolism of Beta Beta Beta. Laura explained the purpose of Beta Beta Beta, and then Secretary Brandi Carter recounted the history of Beta Beta Beta. After Brandi read the pledge aloud to the inductees, they recited the pledge along with her. Treasurer Madelyn King then described the symbolism of the Beta Beta Beta seal and key.
After the introductory portion was finished, Madelyn called each inductee in alphabetical order. Each inductee was to sign the pledge book and receive a certificate of their induction by President Laura McMannama. Olivia also gave each inductee various gifts, including the Beta Beta Beta seal and key decal, a miniature certificate, and a Beta Beta Beta key ring.
Every member then joined together in song from the Songs of Biology book. The songs were biology themed but to the tune of older songs. While waiting for dinner to be prepared, the members sang about DNA and parasites (yum!). Each inductee did all of these things while wearing the traditional lovely green and yellow felt beanies of the honor society, courtesy of Dr. Wilson. Sadly, the students did not get to keep the beanies.
When the induction was concluded, a wonderful dinner was served courtesy of Mrs. Wilson.