Biology Department Pumpkin Party 2023

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. 

Winthrop President Edward A. Serna Winthrop 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. 

Dwight D. Dimaculangan, Ph.D. Former Department of Biology Chair, Dwight D. Dimaculangan, Ph.D.
CAS Dean Takita Sumter, Ph.D.
College of Arts & Science Dean, Takita Sumter, Ph.D.

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2023 Winthrop University "Finding Your Future" certificate recipients.

During the duration of this program, students rotated weekly among four of the following areas within the USC School of Medicine-Columbia: Family and Preventive Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Surgery. Within each department, students were exposed to various aspects of the clinical arena, including procedures, patient interaction, and medical education.

FYF-Summer 20232023 University of South Carolina School of Medicine Finding Your Future Rotation

Two of our biology majors (Mason Linker and Jannelle Regalia) completed the intensive, 4-week shadowing program at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine "Finding Your Future". They were 2 of the 25 students from 10 different colleges and universities across the state of South Carolina to be picked for this competitive program.

FYF-Mason LinkerMason Linker
FYF-Jannelle RegaliaJannelle Regalia

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