Biology students honored at Hampden-Sydney Final Convocation

The Hampden-Sydney Biology Department was well represented at the College’s Final Convocation, an award ceremony recognizing outstanding academic achievement during the 2016-17 year.

The James R.T. Hewett Biology in recognition of outstanding achievement in the Biology Department was given to James Lau ’17.  James graduated as the Valedictorian of the Class of 2017 and will be attending Eastern Virginia Medical School in the fall.

James Lau '17 receives the Hewett Biology award from Chair of Biology Alex Werth

James Lau ’17 receives the Hewett Biology award from Chair of Biology Alex Werth

The H.B. Overcash Prize for outstanding achievement among pre-health junior students was awarded to Nicholas Chase ’18.

Dr. Werth enthusiastically awards the Overcash Prize to Nicholas Chase

Dr. Werth enthusiastically awards the Overcash Prize to Nicholas Chase

The two Sophomore Academic Excellence Awards for highest GPA in the sophomore class were both given to biologists.  First awarded was Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major Blake Martin ’19.

Director of the Office of Academic Success Lisa Burns presents Blake Martin '19 with his award.

Director of the Office of Academic Success Lisa Burns presents Blake Martin ’19 with his award.

Next awarded was Biology major Coleman Johnson ’19.

Coleman Johnson '19 with Director Burns

Coleman Johnson ’19 with Director Burns

Finally, to show that Biology majors appreciate the full gamut of the liberal arts, Biology major David Bushhouse ’19 received the Sallie Wright Harrison award from the Department of English for his poem which considered the origins of his last name.

Dr. Steele Nowlin, Chair of the Department of English, and David Bushhouse '19

Dr. Steele Nowlin, Chair of the Department of English, and David Bushhouse ’19

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