Alumni Spotlight

Peter Hardin and Dr. Steve Watts.
This year the department awarded the inaugural Distinguished Alumnus Award — given to an alumni for their exemplary leadership and remarkable professional achievement — to Peter Hardin, JD. We invite you to read more about his accomplishments.


Biology Department alumni have become successful professionals across the United States and throughout the world. No matter where you now live though, we hope very much that you will stay in touch. One way to do so is by filling out the Update Your Information form. This will help us keep you informed of department news (Dr. Tollefsbol recently won the 2015 Ireland Prize for Scholarly Distinction, for instance) and upcoming events.

We’d like to hear what you are doing now. We pride ourselves on providing training that can lead to success in any profession. So, what’s your story? Could it be an inspiration to a current biology major? Might we feature your story in a future newsletter? In any event, check in on us occasionally to see what is happening in the Department. And if you’re in the neighborhood, drop by. We’re still on the top floor of Campbell Hall, overlooking Bartow Arena.

We want to hear from you!

We plan to release newsletters on a more frequent basis so that we can keep our readers up to date with what’s going on in the department.

If you have suggestions for a story or would like someone in particular to be featured in a future issue, please fill out the Update Your Information form or email us at