Graduates

2017 Graduates

Ruddie Allen

Ruddie expects to graduate in August 2017 with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Geology.   He currently works for the Audubon Society in Arkansas.

Osvaldo Cossio Donoso

Osvaldo received a B.S in Chemistry and a minor in Biology in May 2017.  He is planning to do a one-year research internship with the National Institutes of Health before applying to a M.D./Ph.D. program.

Jeffrey Jones

Jeffrey graduated in May 2017 with majors in Systems Engineering and Mechanical Systems Engineering.  He is currently employed in engineering at Maybelline Corporation in Little Rock.

Jurnee West

Jurnee expects to graduate in August 2017 with a B.S. degree in Earth Sciences and a minor in Biology.  She will attend Geology Field Camp this summer.

2016 Graduates

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Left to right: Taylor Washington, DeAunna Lewis, Taylor McClanahan

Autumn Brown
Autumn graduated with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Spanish and a minor in Chemistry in December 2016.  She has been accepted to medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for fall 2017.

Caleb De La Paz
Caleb graduated with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology (May 2016).  He is working as an Tooling Design Engineer at Molex Corporation in Maumelle, AR.

DeAunna Lewis
DeAunna graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry (May 2016). She is working as a Patient Care Tech at Baptist Hospital, Little Rock and applying to Physician Assistant Programs.

Mitchell “Allan” Lunnie
Version 3Allan graduated in December 2016 with a B.A. degree in Mathematics and a B.A. in World Languages/French.  He is currently in graduate school in Applied Communication Studies at UA-Little Rock studying better ways to communicate in education.

Taylor McClanahan
Taylor graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. degree in Mathematics and a minor in Biology (May 2016).  She is working at the Cantrell Drug Company as a Lab Technician and applying to Graduate School.

Jasmine McKissick
Jasmine graduated with a B.S. degree in Biology and a Chemistry minor in December 2016.  After graduation, she taught science at the Covenant Keepers Charter School in Little Rock. She will start medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in fall 2017.

Taylor Washington
Taylor received a B.S. degree in Biology and a minor in Spanish (August 2016).  She is working as a Patient Care Tech at Baptist Hospital, Little Rock and applying to Physician Assistant Programs.

2015 Graduates

John Barnes
John graduated with a B.S. in Biology and a Psychology minor (Dec. 2015).  He is currently employed at Abercrombie & Fitch in Little Rock.  His career goals are to be an entrepreneur and he is currently developing and managing a community organization.

Nora Bouzihay
Nora BouzihayNora graduated with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry in May 2015.  She is pursuing a graduate degree in the Clinton School of Public Service.  See an interview with Nora on Myfuture@work (ualr.edu/myfuture/portfolio/nora-bouzihay/).

Victoria Dawson
dawsoneditVictoria graduated in December 2015 with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Mathematics.  She is currently applying for professional schools.

Lafayette DeRamus III
Lafayette DeRamusLafayette graduated with a B.S. in Geology and a B.S. in Physics in May 2015. He entered graduate school in Physics at Indiana University under the Bridge to the Doctorate Program in fall 2015.

C’Asia James
Version 3C’Asia graduated with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry in December 2015. She entered a graduate program in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Studies at UAMS in fall 2016.  There is an interesting biography of C’Asia at http://ualr.edu/news/2015/12/15/student-overcomes-hardships-so-she-can-give-back/ .  C’Asia will enter the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith, Arkansas in fall 2017.

Martiyha Simmons
Martiyha SimmonsMartiyha graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry in May 2015. She worked as a Regulatory and Quality Administrative Assistant for the Cantrell Drug Company in Little Rock. She entered a Master of Public Health Program with a Dental Emphasis in fall 2016.

2014 Graduates

Mark “Jacob” Burger
Mark Burger1.thumbnailJacob’s B.S. degree was in Biology with a Ecology and Organismal Biology concentration (Dec 2014).  He is currently working.

Nick Murray
Nick major was in Biology and minor was in Philosophy.  He accepted early admission into the Pharmacy Program at UAMS in fall 2014.

Bukola Odeniyi
Bukola OdenniyiBukola graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Chemistry in May 2014.  She began a M.D/Ph.D program at UAMS in fall 2014.

Dolapo Odeniyi
Dolapo OdeniyiDolapo graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Chemistry in May 2014.  She began a M.D./Ph.D. program at UAMS in fall 2014.

2013 Graduates

Samuel Bonney
P1040141.JPG – Version 2Samuel graduated with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry in May 2013.  He works as Regulatory and Quality Administrative Assistant at the Cantrell Drug Company in Little Rock.

Marissa De La Paz
PMarissa De La PazMarissa received a B.A. in Chemistry and a B.S. in Biology and graduated Magna Cum Laude in May 2013. She received a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from UALR in August 2014 and entered Medical School at UAMS in fall 2014.

Aundrea Goodman
Aundrea graduated with a Biology major and a Writing minor in December 2013.  She is currently in a M.S. program in Health Sciences at Meharry Medical College in Nashville.  When she completes the degree, she will matriculate into Dental School at Meharry.

Corey Graham
Corey graduated with a B.S in Biology and a minor in Secondary Education in December 2013.  He teaches science at W. T. White High School in Dallas.

James Houston
James Houston.thumbnailJames received a B.S. in Systems Engineering with a concentration in Mechanical Systems and minors in both Mathematics and Geology in December 2013.  He worked as a Stationary Engineer at the University of California San Francisco.  He currently works at UALR as a Facilities Engineer.

Ayodeji Odeniyi
Ayo graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Systems Engineering and a concentration in Mechanical Systems (August 2013).

Javier Ortiz Silva
Javier Silva Ortiz.thumbnailJavier graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Psychology (December 2013).  He is currently working as a medical assistant at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock.  Javier has been accept to Pharmacy School at UAMS for fall 2017.

2012 Graduates

Markeita Gentry
Markeita Gentry.thumbnailMarkeita graduated with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Health Sciences in August 2012. She is attending Physical Therapy School at Harding University.

2011 Graduates

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2010 Graduates

Phillip Chandler
Phillip received a B.S. in Biology with a concentration in Molecular Biotechnology in August 2010. He received a Master’s degree in Public Administration at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in December 2014.  He currently works for New York City.