The 2019 UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences undergraduate graduation took place at Gampel Pavilion on Sunday, May 12.
Following commencement, the Molecular and Cell Biology Department hosted the annual reception for graduating seniors in biology.
Awards were given out to students in the 4 areas of concentration. Dr. Michael Lynes, head of MCB handed out awards to Brian Aguilera and Jennifer Messina for Outstanding Senior in MCB. Kevin Lee and Tony Patelunas each received an award for Outstanding TA award.
See the photo album here
Congratulations to the new executive board of GO:MCB for the 2019-2020 academic year!
President – Kathleen Kyle
Vice President – Irio Schiano
Treasurer – Patrick Grady
Secretary – Jacob Kellermeier
Outreach Coordinator – Meghan Wyatt
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