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Thank you
The Eberly Science community thanks
these extraordinary people
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During this extraordinary time in our world, nation, and College, the following members of our community have been recognized for their efforts to keep our community thriving.

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Thank Someone Today

Continuing to operate within the framework of a pandemic has provided ongoing challenges and continual adaptation. Please take a moment to recognize someone in our community who has helped us work, teach, learn, research and thrive.

Monica Arismendi, Biology

Thank you, Monica, for being so generous with your time to help people find answers to their SIMBA questions. And also for keeping such a positive attitude during these challenging times.


Jenna Neff, Missy Gensimore.
Office of Research Administration

Tremendous thanks to Jenna, Missy, and the grants-office team for their amazing dedication to helping execute all of our (many!) grant submissions! Their attention to detail is superb, and that is such an important component of success in this area. I admire the way they juggle applications from multiple labs at once -- they deserve 100 stars every time an NIH or NSF deadline rolls around! Kudos & thank you!

--Moriah Szpara, Biology & BMB

Meredith Defelice. BMB

Meredith helped us immensely by organizing the education process in conditions of global pandemics. I am very grateful to her efforts because no instructors got sick and infection did not spread among students. I am grateful to her because she saved me and others from getting Covid and supported us through the whole time, it was nerve recking and her guidance really helped to get through. She started way ahead of time and had plans for every scenario, she was very organized, and it all payed off.

--Maria Krasilnikova, BMB

Kim Nelson, Jennelle Malcos. Biology

Thanks for the many bigger pictured conversations while walking in the great outdoors to continue thinking about how to make education even better in Biology even in the midst of a pandemic. It is easy to be swallowed by all of the little fires in 2020/2021 so I am very appreciative to ignore those on occasion with both of you.

--Glenna Malcolm, Biology

Traci Shimmel, BMB

Thank so much for all your great helps, Traci! You are the most kind, warm-hearted and hard-working person I have ever known. Have received your emails not only in the working days, but also frequently in evening, at weekend and even during the Holidays. I know how much you have been dedicating to working for our Department, College and University. Thanks!

--Gaozhong Shen, BMB

Traci Shimmel, Lorraine Grattan, Kim Gummo, and the BMB Administrative Office

Traci Shimmel, Lorraine Grattan, Kim Gummo, and everyone at the BMB administrative office for all your help and support!

For their support and help with all aspects of departmental affairs!

--Santhosh Girirajan, BMB

Garth Gregor, Denise Hlivia, Gina Grazier, Missy Gensimore, Jenna Neff, Lisa Sergeant, Jen McElhinney, and Kyle Fagan. Finance Office, Office of Research Administration, and the Dean's Office.

A huge thank you to Garth Gregor, Denise Hlivia, Gina Grazier, Missy Gensimore, Jenna Neff, Lisa Sergeant, Jen McElhinney, and Kyle Fagan for your help, hard work, and support! You have been amazingly helpful with your quick responses at extraordinarily busy times! Thank you!!

For their continued help and support in preparing, submitting, and administering our grants.


People in the Bryant Lab. BMB

2020, such a challenging year to all of us in research and teaching! Together, as a group but more like a family, we have shown our special spirit with creativity, hope and determination in achieving our goals. Thanks for all your great support, care, encouragement and friendship! We look forward to our successful 2021!

--Gaozhong Shen, BMB

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We are grateful for all of the messages acknowledging service in the Eberly College of Science during 2020.

2020 Acknowledgments


2020 Acknowledgements