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About the Biological and Environmental Sciences Department

The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences: History Notes

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1887: The “Troy Normal School” was established.
1893 The State Legislature changed it to “College”.
1911: The Board of Trustees changed it back to “School”.
1927: The State Board of Education changed it to “State Teachers College”.

The Biology-related subjects:

1887:  Physiology
1889: Methods in Geography and Physiology
1911: Physiology, Botany
1929: General Biology, Physiology, Field Zoology, Field Botany

Biology Alumni

2024

Leah Kennedy has been accepted into Tulane University- Master of Molecular Medicine Program - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Logan Ferrebee accepted to the UAB School of Dentistry
Peyton Wesson accepted to University of South Alabama School of Physician Assistant Studies
Adaline Grace Armstrong accepted into the Anatomical Sciences Master of Science degree program at UAB
Madalyn Jones accepted into the MD/PhD program at UAB Heersink School of Medicine
Alyssa Gallion accepted to Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine to begin Fall, 2024
Hudson Hartsfield accepted to Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine to begin Fall, 2024
Kaelynn Gywnne accepted to Edward Vie College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)- Auburn Campus - to begin Fall, 2024
Jillian Hurst accepted  Master of Science in Anatomical Sciences - University of Florida School of Medicine
Markel Kidd accepted to Faulkner University's Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program
Savannah Fleming accepted into the Rural Medicine Program- Auburn University
Donna Sims accepted into the Medical Laboratory Science Program- Baptist South Hospita l, Montgomery
Kina Wen Cong Talton accepted to Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) - Dothan Alabama to begin August, 2024
Jacob Evans accepted to South College of Physician Assistant Program in Knoxville, TN

2024 - internships

Sarah Mayes accepted to the  UAB Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Summer Internship Program- Summer 2024
Maddi Webb accepted to the  Tuscaloosa Rural Pre-medical Internship Program- Summer 2024
Fiorella Alger accepted to the Huntsville Rural Pre-Medical Internship Program - Summer 2024
Elizabeth Bailey accepted to ADEM Field Operations Unit internship program - Summer 2024
Samantha Irby accepted to ADEM Field Operations Unit internship program - Summer 2024
Tyler Parrish accepted to ADEM Field Operations Unit internship program - Summer 2024
Madison Chavers-Fuqua accepted to ADEM Field Operations Unit internship program - Summer 2024
Eli Grice accepted to the Rural Medicine Summer Internship - University of Alabama program

2023

John Donovan Whibbs - University of New England Dental School, Portland, Maine.
Allison Rucker - Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine.
Kelsey Tran - Kansas City University, College of Dental Medicine.
Christopher Matthew Ashley - Samford University, McWhorter School of Pharmacy.
Lauren Locke - Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine , Dothan, AL.
Landon McCardle - Rural Dental Scholars Program, UAB's Dental Medicine Program.
Aubrey Stewart - Rural Dental Scholars Program, UAB's Dental Medicine Program.
Bailey Rushing - Clinical Laboratory Sciences at UAB.
Franziska Ahrend won a stipend from the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education, U.S. Department of Energy, to work in the Laboratory of Cell and Molecular Biology, U.S. National Institute of Diabetes (principal investigator Dr. Astrid Haase) on the computational genomics of small RNA molecules.
Peyton MacPhail - University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.
Jordan Evans - accepted to the HealthPREP program at Emory University
Lauren Locke - accepted to Florida State University School of Medicine
Dawson Ingram - accepted to Samford’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy and Auburn’s Harrison School of Pharmacy
Madalyn Jones - has been accepted into the Masters in Bioengineering Program at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating from TROY, she completed a 2- year internship at NIH and will also be applying this summer to a MD/PhD program.
Brock Matheny has been accepted to Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM), Dothan, Alabama.
Callie Armstrong has been accepted into South University Savannah’s Anesthesiologist Assistant program
Jack Booker has been accepted to South University - West Palm Beach Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Danielle Nichols has been accepted to Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine- Auburn Campus (VCOM-Auburn)
Martin Bouldo has been accepted to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio to begin Fall, 2024
Jordan Freeman has been accepted into Harrison College of Pharmacy- Auburn University to begin in Fall, 2024
Addison Reynolds has been accepted into the Florida State University Physician Assistant Program to begin Fall, 2024
Peyton Wesson has been accepted to the University of South Alabama Physician Assistant Studies Program to begin Fall, 2024.
Dylan Riley has been accepted to Bethel University Physician Assistant Studies Program, Tennessee.
Tanner Holloway has been accepted to Faulkner University School of Physical Therapy.
Taylor Anne Surles has been accepted to Harrison College of Pharmacy, Auburn University to begin Fall, 2024.
Allyson Alexander has been accepted to University of South Alabama School of Medicine to begin Fall, 2024
Pajia Zipperer has been accepted into the Orthotics and Prosthetics Program at Alabama State University
Coleman Wright has been accepted into the Rural Dental Scholars Program at the University of Alabama
Gillian Bailey accepted into the Virtual Engagement & Education Program (VEEP) at UAB School of Dentistry

2023 - internships

Keegan Carington - accepted to the VIP Summer Veterinary Internship- Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine
Leah Kennedy- accepted to Harvard University STEM Cell Institute Summer Internship Program
Rachel Simpson  -accepted to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management Internship, stream biomonitoring
Fisher Parrish -accepted to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management Internship, stream biomonitoring
William Hudson - accepted to HudsonAlpha Internships, Biotechnology of plants
Mario Robledo -accepted to the UAB Surgery Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) internship summer program.
Meet Chapani - accepted to the UAB's Cystic Fibrosis Research - Summer Internship program
Callie Smith - has been accepted to a Summer Internship Program- Children's Hospital of Alabama, (Birmingham).

Awards

Hanna Broadway has been awarded the Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences  2023 Eleanor Vaughn Crawford Scholarship
Adele Crabtree has been awarded the Fall 2023 Department of Biology Scholarship
Danielle Nichols has received the  Beta Beta Beta Research Foundation Grant
Fiorella Alger has received he  Beta Beta Beta Research Foundation Grant

 

2022

Zachery Briley - University of South Alabama's Physician Assistant Program
Christopher Ashley - Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Hope Niemczyk - featured in the Alabama Pharmacy Association's Tech Talk
Sidney Dockery - Medical Laboratory Science Program at Baptist South  Hospital, AL
Douglas Bright - Uniformed Services University of Health Science F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

 

 

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