Blessed by a brilliant blue Vermont sky and bathed by the sweet fragrance of blooming lilacs the University of Vermont celebrated its 205th Commencement on May 17, 2009 on the campus green. The Biology graduates were well represented among the more than 2700 students receiving their degrees. Seventy two students received their B.A. or B.S. degrees in Zoology, Biology, Biological Science or Environmental Science. Our graduate program was honored to confer the doctoral degree to three outstanding students, Dr. Laura Hill Bermingham, Dr. Ryan W. Norris, and Dr. Anne M. Vardo-Zalik. Read Dr. Jim Vigoreaux's message.
2009 Accomplished Alumni Awardees
This year the Accomplished Alumni awards for Distinguished Career Accomplishments in Science and Science Education went to Paul N. Black, PhD (Accomplished Graduate Alum) and Mr. Ian D. Boyce (Accomplished Undergraduate Alum.)
My laboratory has been ivestigating the biochemical mechanisms governing the transport of exogenous long chain fatty acids into the cell since the mid 1980s. Following the dompletion of my doctoral work at the University of Vermont in 1983, I conducted postdoctoral work in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of California, Irvine, in the laboratory of the late Dr. William Nunn (1983-1986). Read more about Paul N. Black, PhD (PDF)
Mr. Boyce was born in Montreal, Canada and received his B.A. in Zoology in 1989 with a minor concentration in Economics at UVM. He is currently serving as a Certified Financial Planner and Principal owner of Dickmeyer Boyce Financial Management, a Fee-Only financial planning and investment management firm. Read more about Mr. Boyce (PDF)
Congratulaltions to our Alumni! Please send names of nominees and reasons why they should be chosen to Jennifer.Jany@uvm.edu
During UVM's 205th Commencement Ceremony, one of our very own was named among the first four ever University Distinguished Professors. Congratulations to Dr. Judy Van Houten on a very well deserved honor. We are proud of your accomplishments and grateful to have you among our ranks.
Read about Dr. Judy Van Houten being inducted into the Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering VASE (PDF)