News & Events

Biology Department Awards Picnic

The Biology Awards Picnic was held on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, and this year we had wonderful weather, great food, and lots of fun as always.  Chair Alyce DeMarais, assisted by Leslie Saucedo, announced the biology awards.  Congratulations to all the winners (see below)!

Here is this year's senior picture:
2017 senior picture

2017 Biology Award Winners

Gordon D. Alcorn Award for Outstanding Biology Senior:
Sarah Mueller

Beverly Pierson Research Engagement Award:
Meghan Bacher
Alicia Goin

Honors in Biology:
Skyler Chase
Joe Chen
Mara Cummings
Adam Herbertson
Cole Jackson
Ben Johns
Amanda Johnson
Lara Webster

University Honors:
Linnaea Arnett
Meghan Bacher
Yiqing Dong
Alicia Goin
Zuri Johnson
Jenna Kersting
Kelsee Levey
Sarah Mueller
Carsen Nies
Kaylana Patterson
Megan Reich
Olivia Schwerdt
Frances Welsh

Outstanding Symposium Presentation:
Danielle Dixon

Honorable Mention:
Meghan Bacher
Tiare Gill
Cole Jackson
Sarah Mueller

Outstanding Instructor Assistant:
Kiona Parker
Robyn Thomas

Outstanding Sophomore Award:
Sarah Petrillo
Ivin Yu

Outstanding First-Year Student Award:
Micaela Seaver
Kathryn White


Fall Research Symposium

Another great poster symposium on September 8, 2016!  Seventy science students showed off their summer research findings, and 29 of them were majors within the Biology Department.  See a list of students and their poster titles (with Biology students highlighted).


Commencement 2016

Congratulations to the Biology Class of 2016!  Sunday, May 15 was Commencement Day for the 72 members of the class.  See a list of our graduates and pictures from commencement.