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May 8, 2018 at 9:33 am

Molecular & Cellular Biology Program Celebrates 2018 Graduates

Group photo of Debra Walter, Jonathan Young, Ashley Patton, Sarah Benner, Mark Slayton holding medals

Debra Walter, Jonathan Young, Ashley Patton, Sarah Benner, Mark Slayton

 

The Interdisciplinary Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology held its annual spring picnic May 1 at the Dairy Lane Park near the Ridges.

MCB graduate students, faculty, alumni and friends gathered to celebrate the completion of a successful year and recognize those graduating.

Dr. Sarah Wyatt, Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology and MCB Director, opened the event by thanking students for a highly productive and research active year.  She stated that there were too many individual student accompaniments to list, however, made note that there were numerous publications, conference presentations and internal and external funding awards.

Wyatt presented the 2018 graduates—Debra Walter, Jonathan Young, Ashley Patton, Sarah Benner, and Mark Slayton—with a custom cast bronze medal. A new tradition begun this year, the medal will be worn with the students’ commencement regalia as a marks of distinction for completing their program of study in MCB.   (Xinhao Liu, completing an internship, was not present to receive his graduation medal)

Picnic Highlights

At picnic table, left: Yuan Zhang, Jingwen Song Right: Proma Basu, Quyen Luong, Pratik Shriwas

Left: Yuan Zhang, Jingwen Song Right: Proma Basu, Quyen Luong, Pratik Shriwas

 

Picnic 2018 Corn Hole Fun

MCB Picnic 2018

 

MCB Picnic 2018 Putt-Putt Fun

MCB students and guests left -right: Mitchell Harberson, Yuli Hu, Katherine Knies, Jingwen Song, Quyen Luong, Mahsa Kheradmandi

 

More Putt-Putt fun

MCB students and guest left-right: Deb Walter, Liz Slayton, Christian Showalter, Mark Slayton

 

MCB Picnic 2018

MCB Picnic 2018

 

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