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Student Recognition

(L to R) Vian Pulous, Zara Latif, Nardeen Fayik, Melissa Martin, and Ryan Fox
(L to R) Isria Jarrett, Felicity Newton, and Mary Barber
Dr. Donald Ramage and Ryan Fox

Award Recipients for 2016
  • Freshman Achievement Award in Biology
    2016 Recipient: Nardeen Fayik
  • Outstanding Student in Biology Award
    2016 Recipient: Zara Latif
  • David R. Hill Environmental Service Award
    2016 Recipient: Melissa Martin
  • The Ronald M. Barrett Pre-Health Award
    2016 Recipient: Anna Margaret McDonnell
  • The Biology Department Scholarship Award
    2016 Recipient: Ashley McGlinsey
  • The Robert T. Grammer Biology Research Award
    2016 Recipient:  Vian Pulous
  • The Donald R. Ramage Award for Service to the Learning Community
    2016 Recipient:  Ryan Fox
  • Outstanding Student in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Award
    2016 Recipient: Felicity Newton
  • Freshman Achievement Award in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    2016 Recipient: Mary Barber
  • Benjamin Walloch Endowed Scholarship for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    2016 Recipient:  Isria Jarrett


2016 Recipient:  Ashley McGlinsey

This competitive scholarship is given to the Summer Scholar Communities student(s) whose work is deemed superior by faculty advisors. Past recipients are:
2015: Zara Latif
2014: Sarah Spence
2013: Fatin Jweinat
2012: Samera Berhane
2011: Kathryn Parsley
2010: Sara Bentley
2008: Sachin Amin
2007: Michelle Howell
2006: Stacey Apple
2005: Amanda Stinnett and Ashley Dozier
2004: Kristin Furman and Alex Grzesczak

Biology Students Win Award at National Alpha Chi Convention

Dora Geving
and Zara Latif attended the annual National Convention of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, March 19-12 in Chicago, IL. The theme of the 2015 Alpha Chi Convention was Harmonious Hemispheres: The Nexus of Science and the Arts.

Zara and Dora earned top honors in the Molecular/Cellular section of student presentations.  These two Honors Biology majors were awarded The Bonnie Revelle Prize in Molecular/Cellular Biology for their efforts titled "Nematodes Roaming the Field of Parkinson's Disease." Their presentation was based on research results generated with Dr. Nick Ragsdale from the Department of Biology.  According to the Alpha Chi website, among more than 260 students making presentations, 29 students received $100 cash prizes for making the best scholarly, creative, or artistic presentations in their fields.

Alpha Chi is a national college honor society that admits students from all academic disciplines. Membership is limited to the top 10 percent of an institution's juniors, seniors, and graduate students and invitation to membership comes only through an institutional chapter.

Pre-Med Student featured in Figure Skating Story

alicia hsu

Alicia Hsu, a senior biology major and pre-med student, was featured in a story on Fox news about figure skating.  Hsu, who says she finds "relaxation in the competitive sport", will soon be competing for collegiate nationals in figure skating at the 2014 U.S. Collegiate Championships to be held in Rochester, Michigan on August 14-16.

Belmont University Scholarship and Awards Day

At the 2013 Belmont Awards Day ceremony, JoAnna Adkisson received the Lumos Travel Award. JoAnna will graduate in May 2013 with a double major in Biology and Political Science, and minors in Dance and Chemistry, and she will be traveling to South Africa.

Student Athlete Awards

At the 2014 Belmont University Bruins' Choice Awards, the following students received awards:

Director of Athletics' Character Award: Allison McCoy, a senior Biology major with a minor in Chemistry.

At the 2013 Belmont University Athletics All-Sports Banquet, the following students received awards:

The Team Academic Achievement Award 
To be eligible, a student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher, reached at least junior status, and been enrolled at Belmont University for at least 2 semesters. 

  • Janet Steen, Women's Golf
    A senior Biology major with minors in Statistics and Chemistry
  • Jen Myer, Volleyball
    A junior Biology major with a minor in Athletic Training

The Female Athlete of the Year Award

  • Allison McCoy, Volleyball 
    A junior Biology major with a minor in Chemistry