Examples of Student Research, Internships and Service Learning projects - click here

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
Student Societies:
The following Societies give students opportunities to work and socialize with other students with similar interests. 
 

 

 
 

Some articles regarding our societies / clubs:
Rho Rho Rho making waves
Campus Organizations Clean up JU
ECO Clean-Up
Right Whale Festival
Dolphins Descend on Sea World

 
 
 

BBB (Beta Beta Beta): National Biological Honor Society (national website here)
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Nisse Goldberg (ngoldbe@ju.edu)

 
 
 

Sponsors speakers on a variety of research and career topics of interest to members. Full membership in BBB requires a 3.0 GPA within the major and at least 12 hours of credit in biology. All of the student groups cooperate on social activities.

 
 
 
 
 

ECO/SOS (Environmental Conservation Organization/Student Oceanic Society) 
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Jeremy Stalker (jstalke@ju.edu) and Dr. Natasha Vanderhoff (nvander4@ju.edu)

 
 
 

President: Kara Seitz-   kseitz1@jacksonville.edu
Vice President: Jennifer Wawra- -  jwawra@jacksonville.edu

 
ECO/SOS is a Biology and Marine Science group at Jacksonville University to help get students with like interests in our field together for fun, opportunity, and community service.  We are open to non-biology majors with interest in this area as well.  SOS sponsors speakers on topics of marine biology and geology, and is responsible for the Traveling Tide Pool. ECO organizes field trips to sites of ecological or environmental interest and takes an active role in recycling and campus cleanups. We have taken trips to the Jacksonville Zoo, participated in beach cleanups, worked at the Right Whale Festival, and had potluck movie dinners, just to name a few of our past events.  We welcome any new members and ideas!  We hope to see you at our next meeting!  For more information, read this and contact one of the officers or the adviser.
 

 

 
 
 

JUMPS (JU Medical Professionals Society)
Faculty AdvisorDr. Rose Borkowski (rborkow@ju.edu)

 
 
 

Sponsors speakers on careers in the health-related professions and organizes field trips to local medical schools and hospitals. 

 
 
 

Other opportunities on campus can be found at the Campus Activities page

 

Student Awards
 
 
Academic Excellence Award in Biology and Marine Science
2013 Ann-Marie Connolly  
2012 Hannah Pumphrey and Robert Pawlett


Outstanding Biology Student of the Year
2013 Alissa Cowell and  Alicia Gard-Kaminkow  
2012 Abbey Beates


Outstanding Marine Science Student of the Year
2013 Tayler Massey   (Also awarded a Division Student of the Year award)
2012 Emma Fowler and Kara Cecil


Northeast Florida Association of Environmental Professionals Award
2013 Mackenzie Sanchez
2012 Reynold Ly and Jennifer Wawra


Don B. Creager Award

This award is made in honor of a former professor who taught botany at Jacksonville University from 1963 to 1968.  In his teaching he strove to transfer his own love of and appreciation for the importance of plants to his students.  This award is made in his honor to a capable and promising student of botany in the Department of Biology and Marine Science.

2013 Rhea Derke

2012
Brittney Elamon White and Virginia Iwinski