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At the Senior Send-Off Picnic last week, the students voted on some superlatives for our faculty. Dr. Jeremy Burkett was voted "most likely to be in the gym " and "most sarcastic";  Ms. Kaitlin Bailey was voted "most likely to be mistaken for a student"; Dr. Will Harrell was voted "most likely to be wandering the halls" and was awarded a hall pass; lastly, Dr. Tim Dwyer earned three awards with "most likely to be playing games",  "most school spirit", and "most distinctive voice".  

Congratulations to our May 2018 Chemistry and Biochemistry graduates! (front L-R: Kayla Bynion, Lindsay Most, Delaney Patterson, Kourtney Wells, Angelica Lackey, Aeninll Smith; back L-R: Alex Bull, Morgan McCluskey-Wirtz, Amber Spriggs, Stacey Wardenfelt, Tyler John, Rebecca Holcomb, Meghan Hefner, Krystine Hill, Ian Lyayi, Alissa Gore; not pictured, Carrie Brighthaupt, Elisa Castillo, Kelsey Kaier). The faculty of the chemistry department wish you the best for the future, and are proud of your accomplishments!

Biochemistry senior Stacey Wardenfelt traveled to San Diego last month to present at the 2018 National Conference in Experimental Biology.  The conference is the annual meeting of five affiliated societies, and has attendees from academics, government, non-profits and industry. While at the conference, Stacey gave a poster on her work with Chemistry faculty member Dr. Tim Dwyer on expression and purification of malate dehydrogenase protein. 

Congratulations to all the graduate students who are defending their master's thesis this month. Special recognition to our chemistry undergraduatates, John Backert (BS CHEM '17) and Lexi  Spertzel (BS BIOCHEM '17, not pictured), That includes a  special congratulations to our Graduate Assistants (L to R ),  Corinna Carter (BS CHEM '17), Charmeyce Buck (BS)  and Carli Castiglia Allison (BS CHEM '17).  They will be hooded at the  SU graduate and professional  commencement (SU Online) ceremony taking place on Wednesday May 16th. If you missed the ceremony, it can be viewed here. Congratulations to all! 

A students versus faculty basketball challenge was held last Friday, the third in a semesterly series of matchups. Last spring and fall, the faculty prevailed in matches of ultimate Frisbee and beach volleyball respectively. This year the students won 62-50 and earned bragging rights until next time. Congratulations students! 

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