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2017 Biology Awards Presented at Bridgewater College

May 24, 2017

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Bridgewater College’s biology department has recognized students for their accomplishments in biology and environmental science.

Rebekah Church, Daniel Scott Feivor, Marybeth Pappaconstantinou and Phillip Stone received the Excellence in Biology Award during the college awards ceremony. The award is presented to graduating seniors who place in the top 10 percent of the class as determined by grade point average (GPA) within the biology major.

Church, a biology major, is the daughter of Tony and Melissa Church of Low Moor, Va. She will attend The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Feivor, a biology and chemistry double major, is the son of Kim and Barbara Feivor of Roanoke, Va.

Pappaconstantinou, a biology major, is the daughter of Chuck and Sandee Pappaconstantinou of Mechanicsville, Md.

Stone, a biology major, is the son of Phil and Kathryn Stone of Linville, Va. He will be attending medical school.

Garrett George was presented the Excellence in Environmental Science Award given to the top graduating senior as determined by GPA within the environmental science major.

George, an environmental science major, is from Fort Myer, Va. He will pursue a master’s degree in environmental geoscience or chemical oceanography. His research project was “Solid Phase Extraction of Herbicides from Groundwater and Soils.”

Kara Jones received the Outstanding Research Award – Biology, presented for the best undergraduate research in biology. Jones’ research project was “Molecular and Microbiological Studies on Regulation of the Polyhydroxybutyrate Depolymerase Gene of Streptomyces sp. 5A.”

Jones, a biology major, is the daughter of Dave and Dori Jones of Portsmouth, Va. In July, Jones will begin a one-year clinical laboratory science program at Augusta Health in Fishersville, Va.

Quinn Morgan received the Outstanding Research Award – Environmental Science, presented for the best undergraduate research in environmental science. Morgan’s research project was “Estimating Biomass Using Regression Equations and Nutritional Analysis of Browseable Foliage in Allegheny National Forrest.”

Morgan, a biology major, is the son of Adam Morgan of Yorktown, Va.

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