Friends Baylee Brown and Vanessa Wilson were pumped up for class, sitting in the front row and wondering what they would learn about for the next 30 minutes.
The floor littered with fragments of colorful balloons and the smell of smoke still lingering in the air, the two fifth-grade girls knew it had to be something good.
Whether it was a discussion on spiders, millipedes or assassin bugs, Derek Hennen ’12 (Little Hocking, Ohio) was soaking in every bit of the 2012 Ohio Naturalists’ Conference in Columbus.
Every Feb. 25, members of the Beta Beta Beta national biological fraternity at Marietta College organized a special gathering to honor the birthday of one of the most endeared faculty members in the biology department: Harla Ray Eggleston, known simply to students as “Prof.”
And every year, for nearly four decades, Prof would act surprised.