December 20th 2022
As a reconstructive microsurgeon at the nation’s No. 1 cancer center, Alex Mericli ’05 uses his deep knowledge of plastic surgery to overcome the unexpected and make strides toward eliminating cancer. In his current position as a plastic surgeon and associate professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Mericli continues to reflect
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December 5th 2022
Allegheny College has received a grant of $529,500 from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) through the Science Education Program’s Inclusive Excellence Initiative. The grant will support the development of a more inclusive STEM curriculum, with the goal of ensuring that all students feel they belong and can be successful in STEM fields. “This generous
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August 8th 2022
Kristie Connolly ’07 relentlessly supports public health as a program officer for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a branch of the National Institutes of Health. During her junior year at Allegheny College, she became fascinated with microbiology, which has directed her career ever since. “I initially started at Allegheny as pre-med,”
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July 11th 2022
When Darren Milligan ’99 realized that medical school wasn’t the right path for him, he looked to his Allegheny College faculty mentors for advice. They encouraged Milligan to explore new interests, which prompted him to enroll in art classes at Allegheny — and take the first step toward his career today with the Smithsonian Institution.
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July 6th 2022
Matt Zaborowski ’17, MPH, CPH, initially set out to pursue a career as a dentist. However, as an Allegheny College student, he found another route and realized his vision of promoting oral health. “I was actively involved on campus and was presented with tremendous opportunities in the community to develop my passion,” says Zaborowski, who
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June 6th 2022
Allegheny College alumni Kris Troy ’16 and Bella Petitta ’21 were awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. The fellowship winners are provided with an annual stipend, a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to their graduate institution, and additional funding to support research. Previous awardees have gone onto distinguished careers as professors or
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February 15th 2022
Brittany Imel ’19 found her calling for public health at Allegheny College. Today, Imel is taking the next step toward a fulfilling career in the field, pursuing a dual Master of Medical Science—Physician Assistant and Master of Public Health program at Arcadia University. Initially, Imel had planned to attend medical school after finishing her undergraduate
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February 11th 2022
Allegheny College Professor of Biology Ron Mumme has been named a 2021 Honorary Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. Mumme is one of five fellows elected from undergraduate institutions out of 141 total fellows in the biological sciences. Honored
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It’s World Soil Day! Did you know that Allegheny College has a long history of teaching and conducting research on soils and the environment? “Without soils, there’d be no food or forests,” says Eric Pallant, Christine Scott Nelson ’73 Endowed Professor of Environmental Science & Sustainability (ESS). “Which is why we need to stop treating
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Shark Week is many things. First and foremost, it’s a week of shark-themed documentary programming on the Discovery Channel. Now in its 33rd year, it’s the longest-running cable event in history. It’s the biggest audience that marine biologists and ocean conservationists get, attracting millions of viewers who might otherwise not ever think about sharks at
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