FSC biology students present
at honor society
LAKELAND, Fla. (April 22, 2004) - Florida Southern College senior biology students Mary Caroniti and Allison Greenstein attended and presented work at the Beta Beta Beta Southeastern Region Annual Meeting at the University of Memphis, Tenn. held April 14-17. Beta Beta Beta is the Biological National Honor Society.
Caroniti presented a poster (co-authored by sophomore Angela Lewis) on a project involving rose genetics. The project, part of a student/faculty mentorship program completed last summer, was funded by the Heritage Rose Foundation, the Charleston Horticultural Society and the Community Foundation of Greater Lakeland. The research answered several questions regarding the lineage and parentage of several important rose varieties. The poster received second place for the John C. Johnson Award. Caroniti is the daughter of Jim Caroniti of Bradenton, Fla., and Shannon Motiwalla of Lawrenceville, Fla.; Lewis, a biology/religion double major, is the daughter of Garrett and Cynthia Lewis of Fort White, Fla.
Greenstein presented a paper on the research work she and several other FSC students have been engaged in concerning restoration work of Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland. Her paper represented a two-year project done in conjunction with the biology department and the honor's program. The research addresses the lake's water quality, restoration history, economic value in the community, and the environmental ethics involved in lake restoration. Greenstein is the daughter of Robert and Linda Greenstein of Vero Beach, Fla.
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland, Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.