Graduates

2017 Graduates

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Left to Right:  Jordan Thomas, Harley Ramsey, Neden Yacine, Dustin Brown, Dave Soni, Osvaldo Cossio

Not shown:  Qamar Abbas, Ruddie Allen, Rachel Hutchison, Jeannie Kuang-Nguyen, Tori Main, Jessica Morgan,  Jurnee West

Qamar Abbas

Qamar received a B.S. degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry in May 2017.  He plans to attend medical school in the future.

Ruddie Allen

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

Dustin Brown

Dustin graduated with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in May 2017.  He entered Medical School at UAMS for fall 2017.  See interesting articles about Dustin’s dedication and Dustin’s plans.

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.

Harley Ramsey

Harley graduated with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Chemistry in May 2017.  She currently works in the ER and is studying for the MCAT.

Rachel Hutchison

Rachel will receive a B.S. in Chemistry in December 2017.  She currently is looking for a research position in Chemistry.

Jeannie Kuang-Nguyen

Jeannie graduated with a B.S. degree in Chemistry 2017.  She is working as a research Chemist  at L’Oreal and studying for the MCAT.  See an interesting article about Jeannie.

Taurine Main

Tori received a B.S. degree in Biology in May 2017 and minors in Chemistry, Non-Profit Leadership Studies, and Entrepreneurship/Small Business.  She entered Veterinary Medicine School at LSU in fall 2017.  See an interesting article about Tori.

Jessica Morgan

Jessica graduated with a B.S. degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry in May 2017.

Dave Soni

Dave received a B.S. degree in Biology an a B.A. degree in Chemistry in May 2017.  He entered Medical School at UAMS in fall 2017.

Jordan Thomas

Jordan graduated with a B.S. degree in Biology and minors in Information Technology and Music in May 2017.  She entered Graduate School at UAMS in Audiology in fall 2017.  Read an interesting article about Jordan.

Jurnee West

Jurnee  graduated in August 2017 with a B.S. degree in Geology and a minor in Biology.  She attended Geology Field Camp in summer 2017.

Neden Yacine

Neden graduated in August 2017 with a B.A. in Chemistry and a minor in Biology.  She plans to work and apply for Post-graduate Studies.  See an interesting article about Neden.

2016 Graduates

USSP Graduates fall 2016

December 2016

Left to Right:  Autumn Brown, Mariano Ramirez Zermeno, Jasmine McKissick

 

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May 2016

Left to right:  DeAunna Lewis, Taylor McClanahan, Taylor Washington, Bailey Perlinger, Hayden Roys

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May 2016

Kristina Frogoso and Jacob Ellis

 

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 entered Medical School at UAMS in fall 2017.

Jacob Ellis

Jacob received a B.S. degree in Biology with a concentration in Molecular Biotechnology (May 2016).  He also had minors in Chemistry and Music.  Jacob will be working as an Emergency Medical Technician and applying to Medical School for 2017.

Kailey Fogo

Kailey graduated with a B.S. degree in Chemistry (May 2016).  She entered Pharmacy School at UAMS in fall 2016.

Kristina Frogoso

Kristina graduated with a B.S. degree in Environmental Health Sciences (May 2016).  She plans to work and then pursue graduate studies.

Gary “Brett” Green

Brett received a B.S. degree in Biology and a Chemistry minor (May 2016).

Zachary Hicks

Zack received a B.A. degree in Chemistry and a B.S. degree in Biology (May 2016).  He entered the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Jonesboro, Arkansas in fall 2016.

Jasmine McKissick

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

Sharhonda Kelly

Sharhonda graduated with a B.S. degree in Biology and a minor in Spanish (May 2016).  She works in the Office of Health Services at UALR.  She is applying to Physician Assistant Programs.

DeAunna Lewis

DeAunna received a B.S. degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She is working as a Patient Care Tech at Baptist Hospital, Little Rock and applying to Physician Assistant Programs.

Bailey Perlinger

Bailey received a B.S. degree in biology and a minor in Geology.  She worked with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in summer 2016.  She is currently in a laboratory technician program at UAMS.

Taylor McClanahan

Taylor graduated 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 Assistant and plans to apply to Graduate School.

Hayden Roys

Hayden graduated with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry (May 2016).  He is a research assistant in molecular genetics at UAMS and is applying to graduate school.

Taylor Washington

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

Mariano Ramirez Zermeno

Mariano graduated Summa Cum Laude in December 2016 with a B.S. degree in Biology and a Health Sciences minor.  He entered Physical Therapy School at UCA in fall 2017.

 

2015 Graduates

USSP Graduates 2015

May 2015

Mary-Kate Williams, Xeniya Rudolf, Nora Bouzihay, Jetta Schirmer, and Morgan Johnson celebrate graduation and receiving their Science Scholars Certificates at US Pizza.

Saad Azam

Saad AzamSaad graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Chemistry (May 2015).  He started his third internship in summer 2015 with NASA Ames Jet Propulsion Labs after which he will have permanent employment.  He won the 2015 Whitbeck Award and is profiled at http://ualr.edu/news/2015/05/12/whitbeck-winner-heads-to-nasa/ .

 

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 (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
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Victoria 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 (May 2015).  He is in graduate school in physics at Indiana University in Bloomington.  You can read about his research at http://ualr.edu/news/2015/03/04/ualr-students-earn-first-place-awards-at-national-research-conference/ .

 

Kelly Ho

Kelly HoKelly graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Geology and a minor in Mathematics (Dec. 2015).  She has been accepted to Pharmacy School at UAMS for fall 2016.

 

 

Sinthia Jahan

Sinthia JahanSinthia graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry in fall 2015.  She worked as a laboratory technician at UAMS for a year.  She entered Medical School at UAMS in fall 2017.

 

C’Asia James

Version 3C’Asia graduated with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry in fall 2015.  She entered a graduate program in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Studies at UAMR 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 entered Medical School at UAMS in fall 2017.

 

 

Morgan Johnson

Morgan JohnsonMorgan graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Geology and a minor in Philosophy (Aug. 2015).  She started graduate studies in geology at UALR in fall 2015.

 

 

Jeffrey Kerst

Jeffrey KerstJeffrey graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry (May 2015).  He entered Dental School at LSU in fall 2015.

 

 

 

Danielle Kemmer

Danielle KemmerDanielle graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Health Sciences (May 2015).  She is applying to graduate and professional schools.  You can read an article about Danielle at http://ualr.edu/development/2013/05/08/leadership-scholarship-winners-thank-their-village/

 

Natalie McCandless

Natalie McCandlesNatalie graduated Cum Laude in December 2015 with a B.S. in Mathematics and a minor in Secondary STEM Education through the UALRTeach program.  She currently is substituting at four schools in Missouri and is looking for a permanent teaching job in fall 2016.

 

 

Divya Patel

DivyaDivya graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry (May 2015).  She worked in summer 2015 with the Arkansas Department of Public Health.  She is currently a Patient Care Representative at St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis and finishing a certificate in Public Health at UAMS.  Diva plans to apply to medical school in fall 2016.

 

Paresh Patel

Parish graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry (May 2015).

Rachel Rowland

Rachel Rowland
Rachel graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Secondary STEM Education through the UALRTeach program in December 2015.  She currently is teaching biology at the Covenant Keepers Charter School in Little Rock.

 

Xeniya Rudolf

Xeniya RudolfXeniya graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and minors in Chemistry and German (May 2015).  She received her M.S. degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in May 2017.  She headed to the University of Zurich to start her Ph.D. in Molecular Ecology in summer 2017.

 

 

Jetta Schirmer Russell

Jetta Schirmer TJetta graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Chemistry and minors in Mathematics and Biology (May 2015).  She conducted Chemistry research at UALR in 2015-16.  Jetta entered Veterinarian School at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona in fall 2016.

Martiyha Simmons

Martiyha SimmonsMartiyha graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry (May 2015).  She worked as a Regulatory and Quality Administrative Assistant for the Cantrell Drug Company in Little Rock.  Currently, she is working at Baptist Home Health Care and  pursuing a Master of Public Health Program with a Dental Emphasis.

 

Natasha Sra

P1040480.JPGNatasha graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry (May 2015).  She entered medical school at UAMS in fall 2015.  See her research interests:  http://ualr.edu/nanotechnology-4tlog/2013/11/19/natasha-sra/ .

 

Jessie Weaver

Version 2Jessie graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry in May 2015.  She is applying to medical school.  You can read an article about Jessie at http://ualr.edu/news/2014/03/25/ualr-fribourgh-award-presented-to-peter-banko-march-20/

 

 

Josh Webb

Josh WebbJosh graduated with a B.S. in Geology and a B.S. in Physics (May 2015).  He is working in the geological consulting business.

 

 

Mary-Kate Williams

M-K WilliamsMary-Kate graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Photography (May 2015).  She worked with the Northern Plains Agriculture Research Laboratory in Sidney, Montana during 2015.  She bas been accepted to graduate school in the Entomology Dept. at the University of Arkansas in 2016.  She will study pathogens affecting honey bees.  See an interview with Mary-Kate on Myfuture@Work (http://ualr.edu/myfuture/portfolio/mary-kate-williams/).

Amanda Winters

Amanda Winters

Amanda graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and a concentration in Ecology and Organismal Biology in Spring 2015.  She worked the summer 2015 at the Oregon Caves National Park and Preserve.  She entered graduate school at Bowling Green University in fall 2015 and will study insect ecology.  See an article about Amanda’s research at http://ualr.edu/news/2014/07/21/biology-major-covered-up-in-tropical-ant-adventure-this-summer/ .

Ricky Wirt

Ricky Wirt2Ricky is a biology major and entered Pharmacy School at UAMS in fall 2015.  He plans to complete his B.S. degree.

2014 Graduates

Asad Akhter

Asad Akhter 2Asad graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Chemistry.  He began medical school at St. Louis University in fall 2014.  See an interview with Asad on Myfuture@work (http://ualr.edu/myfuture/portfolio/asad-akhter/).

Jacob “Mark” Burger

Mark Burger1.thumbnailMark received a BS in Biology with a concentration in Ecology and Organismal Biology (Dec 2014).  He works in the Little Rock metropolitan area.

Arthur Colvis

Arthur graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Biology and a minor in Chemistry (Dec 2014).  He works as a  Regulatory and Quality Administrative Assistant for the Cantrell Drug Company in Little Rock.  He plans to pursue a Ph.D. in immunology and virology.

Megan Matthew

Megan Mathews

Megan graduated with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Writing. She manages a Starbucks in Little Rock where she has worked many years.   Her future plans are to attend graduate school.

Bukola Odeniyi

Bukola Odenniyi

Bukola graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Chemistry. She is in an M.D/Ph.D program at UAMS.

Dolapo Odeniyi

Dolapo Odeniyi

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

Samuel Shry

Sam Shry copySam graduated Cum Laude with double majors in Biology and World Languages (German Studies) (Dec 2014).  He is currently working as a biological science technician for the US Fish and Wildlife Service in Entiat, WA.  Sam will attend the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in fall 2016 and work on a Master’s degree in managing fish and wildlife populations.

Mary Smith

Mary received a B.S. in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Music. She graduated Cum Laude and entered Pharmacy School at UAMS in fall 2014.

Samuel Wolf

Sam Wolf

Sam graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Chemistry.  He entered Pharmacy School at UAMS in fall 2014

2013 Graduates

Gohar Abbas

P1040137.JPG – Version 2Gohar graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Finance.  He is in medical school at St. Georges University in Grenada, West Indies.

Samuel Bonney

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

Ian Clifton

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Ian graduated with a B.S. in Biology with a concentration in Ecological and Organismal Biology. He is currently finishing an M.S. in Biology at the University of Central Arkansas.  He has been accepted into a Ph.D. program in Ecology at the University of Toledo for fall 2016.

Dustin Cooley

Dustin Cooley

Dustin graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Chemistry and a minor in Mathematics.  He is currently working in the insurance business.

Marissa De La Paz

P1040138.JPG – Version 2Marissa received a B.A. in Chemistry and a B.S. in Biology and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She received a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from UALR in August 2014 and entered Medical School at UAMS in fall 2014.

Maranda Geoffrion

Maranda Geoffrion (1)Maranda received a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Secondary Education.  She is currently teaching biology and science at Blevins High School in Blevins, Arkansas.

Tracy Haley

Tracy graduated with a BS in Geology and a minor in Biology (Dec 2013).  She works in the Little Rock Metropolitan Area.

Amanda McKibben

Amanda McKibben

Amanda graduated with a B.S. in Biology and minors in Psychology and Health Sciences.  She currently works for American Case Management Association in Little Rock and is involved in health care delivery.

Carolina Costa Farris Norris

Carolina Costa Farris

Carolina graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry.  She currently lives in Rapid City, SD where her husband is stationed in the Air Force.  She also works for Progressive Expert Consulting, Inc. and is a language instructor and an administrator.

Sarah Rinke

Sarah graduated with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Mathematics. She is currently in the Nursing program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Tahereh “Tara” Shahim

Tara graduated with a BS in Biology (Dec 2013).

Javier Ortiz Silva

Javier Silva Ortiz.thumbnailJavier graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Psychology (Dec 13).  He is currently working as a medical assistant at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock.  Javier has been accepted to Pharmacy School at UAMS for Fall 2017.

Kanika Topiwala

Kanika Topiwala

Kanika graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and minors in both Mathematics and Chemistry. Kanika currently works for the National Center for Toxicological Research in Jefferson, AR.

Macy Williams

Macy WilliamsMacy graduated with a B.S. in Geology and a minor in Environmental Geology.  She is a Wellsite Geologist employed by Weatherford in Odessa/Midland, TX.

2012 Graduates

2012 grads

Left-Right:  Erica Cisler, Markeita Gentry, Stefan Savage, Ryne Ramaker

Erica Cisler

Erica graduated with a B.A. in chemistry and philosophy. She is attending pharmacy school at UAMS.

Markeita Gentry

Markeita Gentry copyMarkeita graduated with a B.S. in biology and a minor in health sciences. She is attending Physical Therapy School at Harding University.

Stefan Savage

stevesavageStefan graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in biology and a minor in chemistry. He is manager of The Buckle in Richmond, Virginia.  He also is a applying for graduate and professional schools.

Ryne Ramaker

ramakerRyne graduated Summa Cum Laude in May 2012 as a double major in Biology and Chemistry and is pursuing an M.D./Ph.D degree at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Lowell Sherrod

Lowell graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Secondary Education.  He currently teaches chemistry at Cabot High School.

2011 Graduates

Janna Clark

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Janna received early admission to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences School of Pharmacy.

Ryan Gildner

Ryan GildnerRyan graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2011 with a B.S. in geology and a minor in environmental geology. He is now working as a Geologist for Southwestern Energy Corporation in Bryant, AR. He is also enrolled in graduate school at the Missouri University of Science and Technology to get a Masters of Engineering degree in Geotechnical Engineering.

Tommy Hollowell

Tommy Hollowell

Tommy received a B.S. in geology and a minor in biology. He is now working as a Geologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He works to stabilize Corps of Engineers dams in Tennessee and Kentucky.

Dawn Johnson

Dawn Johnson

Dawn graduated with a B.S. in geology and a minor in environmental geology. She received a Master’s degree in Integrated Science and Math at UALR in May 2014 with an emphasis on geospatial Technology.

2010 Graduates

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Jonathan Eller and Amanda Saffell

Jonathan Eller

Jonathan graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in chemistry and a minor in mathematics.  He is the first Science Scholar to receive a Ph.D.  He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Illinois.  Jonathan currently works as an environmental scientist with the GHD consulting company.

Amanda Saffell

Amanda graduated Magna Cum Laude in May 2010 with a B.S. in biology (molecular biotechnology) and a minor in chemistry. She received a M.S. degree in Public Health from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2013.  She is currently in a Ph.D. program in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences at UAMS.

Jason Davis and Ashley Meyer

Jason Davis and Ashley Glenn

Jason Davis

Jason received a B.S. in biology and a minor in technical writing. He accepted a position as Research assistant/Technical writer for Standoff Hazardous Agent Detection and Evaluation System (SHADES) at Arkansas State University.

Ashley Glenn-Meyer

Ashley graduated in December 2010 with a B.S. in biology and a minor in criminal justice. She is pursuing an M.S. in biology at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Phillip Chandler

Phillip received a B.S. in Biology with a concentration in Molecular Biotechnology. He also received a Master’s degree in Public Administration at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in December 2014.  He currently is an independent contractor for the New York City Board of Elections and is engaged in sustainability studies at The New School in New York City.