Biology Celebrates Student Achievements During Spring Commencement
June 13, 2023
Western’s Biology Department celebrated on the front steps of the Biology building post commencement on Friday, June 9. Faculty and staff were excited to bring back the tradition of celebrating with graduates and their family and friends on the building's front steps. This once yearly tradition had been put on hold since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Biology department saw over 70 students graduate in the Spring quarter. Congratulations to all the graduates!
Payton Gablehouse and faculty Dr. Lina Dahlberg.
Group of Biology graduate and undergraduate students celebrate with one another.
Recipient of both the Biology Outstanding Grad Student Award and the Grad Student Research Award, Jeremy Johnson with Biology faculty Dr. Brady Olson.
Javareah Owens and Biology faculty Dr. Lina Dahlberg.
Recipient of Biology Outstanding Undergraduate Award, Olivia Dong, celebrates with Biology faculty member, Dr. Suzanne Lee.
Biology Department Awards
Biology awards both undergraduate and graduate students with Departmental Awards. These students are nominated and selected by faculty based on a combination of grades, research, future promise and service to the community.
Biology Outstanding Grad Student Award: Jeremy Johnson (read more about Jeremy in WWU News)
Grad TA Award: Benjamin Haagen (read more about Benjamin in WWU News)
Grad Student Research Award: Jeremy Johnson
Biology Outstanding Undergraduate Award: Olivia Dong (read more about Olivia in WWU News)
We also wish to recognize nominees for the Graduate Student Awards. Though not selected for the award, their nomination letters highlighted their hard work, creativity, and dedication to their research and teaching.
Grad Research Award Nominee: Megan Moma
Grad TA Award Nominees: Angshita Dutta, Jeremy Johnson, Annie Jolliff
Biology 2023-24 Scholarship Recipients
The Biology Department awards scholarships to full-time Biology undergraduate majors and graduate students. Congratulations to our 2023-24 Academic Year recipients!
Biology Alumni Student Research Fellowships: Bree Nelson, Kevin Nelson, Winter Yi
Biology Department Tuition Waiver Scholars: Bree Nelson, Maribel Solano Alcantara, Winter Yi
Declan Barron Memorial Scholarship: Andre Tang, Hannah Thorp, Winter Yi
Hodgson Family Scholarship: Emmy Formiga, Kaia Swanson
Student Athlete Scholarship: Delphine Maurer
Biology Faculty Fellowship: Minh Phan
Fraser Scholarship: Kaia Swanson