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snow day meme

The second week of the Spring 2021 semester brought with it the first substantial snowfall that Maryland has seen in years, and the closing of campus.

However, because of the pandemic, higher Ed is now more nimble, and most instruction pivoted easily to online.   We are happy to prevent students' falling behind in their classes! 

Hopefully after class let out, you were able to go outside and enjoy.  See you back in the classroom soon! 

Kayla Binion white coat

Kayla Binion Casual

Congratulations to Biochemistry alum (BS'19) Kayla Binion on successfully completing the PA degree at Hofstra and passing her boards! She's back in Maryland, having accepted her first PA position at Harford Gastroenterology Associates. She will be splitting time between seeing patients in the office as well in the hospital at Upper Chesapeake in Bel Air. 

EAS symposium flyer

One of the consequences of Covid are that many of the in-person chemistry conferences have been cancelled or moved online. This turns into a positive when the organizers decide to grant free access to full time students. One such conference, the Eastern Analytical Symposium, scheduled to run virtually this November 16th - 19th, has decided to allow full time students to attend at no cost. More information can be found on the EAS website. 


                        Alicia Snellings

         Etsy page Anorak Creations


With the need for face coverings at SU this fall, biochemistry alum (BS '16) Alicia Snellings has put her crafty nature to use. She has been crafting on Etsy for a while now, creating "handmade 'nerdy' gifts"  in her shop Anorak Creations, many of them Harry Potter themed items. She is now making and selling masks in various themes: florals, animals, sports teams and of course...Harry Potter.  Since graduating SU, Alicia has worked at the Irvine Nature Center and as a hospital lab assistant. She is most recently working on her masters in Healthcare Management at University of Maryland Global Campus, while also working there as a financial aid officer. 

Bailey Family

Baby Bailey

Chemistry faculty member Kaitlin Bailey and her husband Joe welcomed a baby boy into their family just in time for Independence Day! The chem department faculty and friends enjoyed a virtual baby shower just before the birth, complete with a very challenging baby edition of the Price is Right. Please join us in congratulating them! Welcome Baby Bailey! 

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