Biology students recognized at 2018 Spring Awards Ceremony and Luncheon

The Department of Biology recognized a number of undergraduate and graduate students at its 2018 Spring Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on April 12.

The Department of Biology recognized a number of undergraduate and graduate students at its 2018 Spring Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on April 12. Department chair Dr. Steven Austad, along with other senior faculty members, honored the following students:

Graduate Students Graduating Spring 2018

Masters Plan II

  • Sarah Livett
  • Chassidy Sumler
  • Allison Wirt

Masters Plan I

  • Marlee Hayes

Doctoral

  • Elizabeth Bevan
  • Kendra Royston

Undergraduate Students Graduating Spring 2018 – Completing Honors Research in Biology

  • Michael N. Azar
  • Nicholas Bolin
  • Cameron J. Gordon
  • Elex S. Harris
  • Seantel R. Hopkins
  • Hope A. Miley
  • Austin C. Cooper
  • Savannah F. Meredith
  • Dylana J. Moore
  • Victoria H. Moss

Department of Biology Outstanding Student Awards

Undergraduate

  • Nicholas Bolin

Masters

  • Marlee Hayes

Doctoral

  • Adele Fowler

The following scholarship recipients were also recognized:

The Anne M. Cusic Scholarship in Biology

  • Deja Murray

The Ken R. Marion Biology Career Award

  • Regina Sherman

The Ken R. Marion Ecology/Environmental Science Career Award

  • Raven Edwards

Dr. Austad also honored Martin C. Nowak with the 2018 Alumni Award. Nowak earned his B.S. in Biology from UAB and from 1998 to 2002, served as the Chief Executive Officer of UAB Hospital. From 2002 to 2005, he was the Chief Planning and Strategy Officer for the UAB Health System. Today, he owns Nowak & Associates, a healthcare consulting firm. He has served on numerous the Alabama Hospital Association and been honored with numerous awards over the course of his career, including the "Distinguished Service Award" from the Alabama Hospital Association (2002), and a "Top 100 Who's Who in Healthcare" by the Birmingham Business Journal (2002 and 2007).

Lastly, Dr. Austad and Dr. Thane Wibbels paid tribute to former student Michael David Luketic, who passed away on April 4. Those wanting to honor Luketic’s memory can give to the Foundry Ministries or to the Michael David Luketic Graduate Scholarship Fund in Marine Biology at UAB.

  • Spring 2018 Awards Ceremony

    Adele Fowler was awarded the Department of Biology Outstanding Student Award.

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    Marlee Hayes was awarded the Department of Biology Outstanding Student Award.

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    Nicholas Bolin was awarded the Department of Biology Outstanding Student Award.

  • Spring 2018 Awards Ceremony

    Raven Edwards was awarded the Ken R. Marion Ecology/Environmental Science Career Award.

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    Regina Sherman was awarded the Ken R. Marion Biology Career Award.

  • Spring 2018 Awards Ceremony

    Nicholas Bolin (left) and Austin Cooper (right) were awarded certificates for completing Honors Research in Biology.

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    Dr. Austad honored Martin C. Nowak with the 2018 Alumni Award.

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    Dr. Steven Austad spoke to the crowd during the 2018 Spring Awards Ceremony and Luncheon.

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    Dr. Steven Austad spoke to the crowd during the 2018 Spring Awards Ceremony and Luncheon.

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