Chiara Meredith & Sabrina Rocha at the 2024 ASB Conference.

Chiara and Sabrina by their posters at the ASB (Association of Southeastern Biologists

2024 FYF Students

The Finding Your Future program is a 4-week intensive shadowing experience at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine to help students plan for careers in medicine. The Winthrop University students selected for the 2024 Finding Your Future program are Jamia White and Lannea Brown. This was a particularly competitive year with many excellent students applying for the program. The committee made its decision based on the strengths of the overall submissions that included academic performance, previous medical/research experiences, and personal statements.

Faculty Members Establish Endowed Fellowship

Click on the link to read the about the endowment established by the Department of Biology Faculty.

Catawba Nation Internship Symposium

Paiton Funderburk @ the Catawba's internship symposium Paiton Funderburk, who majors in Biology at Winthrop University, conducted an ecological research on the  woodland box turtles on the Catawba Indian Reservation where she lives. Paiton presented her research at the Catawba Internship Symposium on August 10th and received the first place price with a $500 scholarship. 

Honoring the Memory of LUCKETT V. DAVIS, Former Chair of the  Department of Biology

Winthrop University President Edward A. Serna (pictured) spoke at a memorial reception for Dr. Luckett V. Davis, former Chair of the Department of Biology, held in the atrium of Dalton Hall on August 14, 2023. The gathering was organized by the Winthrop Foundation; the Louise Pettus Archives prepared an extensive display of materials on boxing history that Dr. Davis donated to their collection. Retired former colleagues, former students, and current faculty and staff gathered to remember Dr. Davis, a faculty member from 1964 to 1998, and chair of the Biology Department for 21 years, who passed away December 1, 2022. 

Dr. SernaWinthrop University President Edward A.Serna, Ed.D.
Emerita Faculty Paula Mitchell, Ph.D.

In addition to President Serna, others who provided remembrances of Dr. Davis were former Chairs Dwight Dimaculangan (pictured) and Jim Johnston, CAS Dean Takita Sumter (pictured), former student and close friend Lyle Back, and several emeriti faculty including Janice Chism, Paula Mitchell, and William Rogers. In addition to his donations to the Archives, Dr. Davis contributed extensively during his lifetime to fund the Luckett Davis Biology Endowment, which provides support for undergraduate and graduate research and travel, and provided a generous bequest to the Winthrop Foundation. Photo credits: Brittany Pigford, Louise Pettus Archives. 

Dr. DimaculanganFormer Department of Biology Chair
Dwight D. Dimaculangan, Ph.D.
Dr. SumterCollege of Arts & Science Dean
Takita F. Sumter, Ph.D.