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7/24/13 at 6:41 PM by Harry (fakten.biz)

Congradulations on so many years of educating the young minds of your great country!

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8/11/09 at 11:06 AM by Shahnjayla Connors (sconnors@health.usf.edu)

Hello GSU Biology!

It's beem a long time. I've earned my PhD in Medical Sciences (August 2008) and I'm now working on my MPH at the Univ of South Florida. I'm interested in social determinants of health and cancer disparities. Hello out there to the Class of 2003!

7/1/09 at 2:47 PM by jamie (jamiemalcom@msn.com)

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7/17/08 at 4:42 AM by Lee

Very interesting site.

1/23/07 at 10:39 PM by Janelle Mahdi-Trammell (j.mahditrammellmd@gmail.com)

Hi guys, I can't believe is has already been almost seven years since I graduated from Southern. I receive the alumni magazine regularly and i can't believe how much GSU has changed. I make my home in Macon now and am currently a PGY-2 in Internal Medicine at the Medical Center of Central GA. I have lost touch with most of my friends from the department but since Dr Hagan took a job at Mercer SOM I do run into him from time to time. Keep up the good work, i think my eduaction at Southern was top notch and I think that my fellow classmates from Southern, Cindy Westberry, Janica Walden and Jeremiah Watkins have represented GSU biology well.

12/16/06 at 10:57 PM by carolin

How's life back at Southern? I sure miss you guys. I am now working on my Masters in Plant Pathology at UGA. Classes are going well. My research on Sclerotium rolfsii in peanuts starts in May in Tifton at the Coastal Plains Experiment Station. I enjoy teaching the introductory Plant Pathology labs. I would like to say hi to Dr. Maur, Dr. Wolfe, Dr. Drapalik, and Ms. Arnold. Athens is great, but I miss Georgia Southern--it's my home.

12/12/06 at 6:29 AM by Greg Cummins (gcummins@kc.rr.com)

Nice new look, GSC. I am a hospitalist in Kansas City, in a group I formed with a friend--we are up to 5 docs now, looking for a 6th. The work at GSC (finished B.S. in 1985--formally graduated in 1986, as there was only one graduating ceremony a year at the time!), then returned for my M.S. under Dr. Oliver (1994), was a fantastic underlayment for my life. The knowledge and enjoyable times I learned there carry me through to this day. I agree, the field trips and field research were the best. I spent many a day on the barrier islands of GA and FLA--not a bad place to spend a lot of time.

I am chaptering a book chapter on Tickborne diseases in Paul Auerbach's Wildernsess Medicine, 5th Edition, that is due out this Spring. It is a 200 page textbook, the bible per se, in wilderness medicine. I presented a tickborne talk at a World Health Organization sponsored meeting held at the Royal College of Surgeons in London in November last year. I took my daughters, ages 15 and 5 years old at the time--they had a blast. My younger daughter is now obsessed with London and castles.
Doctors Jim Oliver, Frank French, Dan Hagan, Don Drapalik, Sturgis McKeever (we all miss him--whether you want to admit it or not!), Kishwaur Maur, Lenny Vincent, Bill Irby, Mat Pound, John George, and JB Claiborne all made GSC/GSU a fantastic learning experience. I make my annual donations to the Biology specific fund, and encourage all biology alumni to do so.

8/25/06 at 10:23 AM by Jessica McLaughlin (jessicaallen32001@yahoo.com)

Hello GSU!!!!!

Just graduated in May, and wanted to say Hi and give a shout out to my fav professors:
Dr. Pratt,Dr. Drapalik, Dr. Leege, Dr. Rostal, Dr. Pung, Dr.Regassa, Dr. Gleason, and Dr. McBrayer
Couldn't have been bearable without you guys!!!!

8/17/06 at 4:05 PM by Michael Hodges (hodgesm@dnr.sc.gov)

Hello GSU,

I am currently working for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources as a Shellfish Biologist. I work on a volunteer based oyster restoration project that uses volunteer assistance to construct oyster reefs along SC's coast. We were featured on the Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs" website this past year. I never thought I would make it on the Discovery Channel, but I did. I would like to thank Dr. Gleason for all of his help while at GSU!

8/14/06 at 11:56 AM by Benjamin VERGNE (bigbenprod@wanadoo.fr)

Hi everybody, I'm looking for an old friend Nadine Lebedick. Do you have any news ? Thanks ...

3/30/06 at 4:50 PM by Patrick Whitty

I am looking for Dr. Qin Xiaoting. She would have been working in the department of Biology about 4 years ago. Is she still there? if not can anyone tell me where she is now?
Many thanks.
Patrick Whitty

12/13/05 at 10:37 PM by Shahnjayla Connors (sconnors@ufl.edu)

Hello GSU Biology Dept!

I graduated from GSU in 2003. I just wanted to say hello to all those GSU Biology alumni out there, especially those who represent 2003. I hope everyone is doing well. I'm currently in grad school at the University of Florida. I just passed my Quals so I'm now officially a PhD candidate :). I'm studying the transcriptional regulation of bcl-xl in breast epithelial cells treated with cigarette smoke carcinogens. Best of luck to all those GSU Bio alumni and current undergrads!

12/13/05 at 10:24 AM by Jennifer Frick (ruppert@citcom.net)

Where is Jonathan Copeland, former faculty member?

6/22/05 at 5:54 PM by Lindsay Davis (ldmeade@hotmail.com)

Hi Bio Dept.!
I was the thorn in all the Bio Dept. Faculty's side! I caused everyone trouble.

So Sorry especially to Danny Gleason, my advisor.
Sorry to Dr. George, for wasting her time to.
And to Dr. Pratt, for making her mad at me, many times.
I think the only guy that I didn't tick off was Dr. Vives. And maybe Dr. French.

Thanks for all the patience and letting me graduate.
I'm married now and have a 1 and a half year-old son.
I am now working in Kiawah Island, SC as a Naturalist...so some of it sank in guys.

All the best,
Lindsay Davis

P.S. To Ashley Russell and Chadwick the 3rd...please e-mail me soon!

4/20/05 at 11:42 PM by Christy Hulsey (southernpetsitters@yahoo.com)

Interesting site. Kudos!

1/4/05 at 10:38 AM by Ron Spears (spearsre@bellsouth.net)

My name is Ron Spears and I graduated MS Biology in 1995 under direction of Dr. Daniel V. Hagan. I was known as batman among the nicer names people called me. Currently, I am managing a branch office for Environmental Services, Inc. in Asheville, NC. My family moved here in September. I am married to Dr. Christina Callaway Spears and have two children, Caroline (4) and Michael (2). I miss Georgia Southern University and my friends I had there. Those were good times. Influential professors there included Dr. Hagan, Dr. Pratt, and Dr. Durden. A question for the old gang: Did black mustard affect the development of the flatwoods salamander in-vitro? Thanks for good times and a great education.

11/16/04 at 12:33 AM by Yujin Boby

Nice web site, keep it up.

6/13/04 at 3:50 PM by Mark Start

This is great to be able to see the pictures. Great site. Thanks,

3/11/04 at 3:13 PM by Dr. Layla E. Sconyers (sconyers@msu.edu)

Hi Biology!

Just wanted to give you guys an update on my progress. I know it has been a while since I corresponded. I finished my Ph.D. in Plant Pathology at UGA back in August 2003. Now I am in the wintry land of East Lansing, Michigan at Michigan State, working as a post-doc in Dr. Mary Hausbeck's lab studying a range of diseases on ornamentals.

Our lab is mostly an applied plant pathology and extension laboratory. We have 6 graduate students and a total of 21 folks working in this lab! We study both foliar and soilborne fungal diseases of various ornamental (poinsettia, gerbera, vinca, verbena, rose, geranium and snapdragon)and vegetable (tomato, onion, carrot, celery, asparagus, cukes, melons, and squash) crops. So we see just about everything!

Fortunately, we have not had any Ralstonia (bacterium on the USDA bioterrorism list)on any of our samples assessed to date. AS many of you know, this has made our jobs interesting, to say the least.

Basically, we conduct fungicide trials for various diseases on many different crops. We also examine environmental effects on the epidemiology of several diseases (my project deals with this aspect; I am currently examining environmental influences on powdery mildew development in gerbera populations in greenhouse, field and growth chamber).

We also examine different plant varieties, in hopes of finding sources of host resistance (which currently I am trying to determine the influence of leaf hair density on powdery mildew development as a possible means of disease resistance), and then we also have some folks that are trying determine pathogenicity/virulence and also characterizing different isolates of certain diseases. So, we are pretty busy, hence why you guys have not heard from me in a while!

I hope to have some of my dissertation research (epidemiological studies of Sclerotium rolfsii on peanut) published soon in the journals of 'Peanut Science', 'Plant Disease' and maybe the online publication 'Plant Health Progress' (see www.APSnet.org). Also, stay tuned to Plant Disease for future publications from my current work with Mary here at Michigan State. Yes, I hope to find work in a couple of years, somewhere in the southland, home of sunshine and smiles. One truly never appreciates home until they leave it. I am enjoying myself here to the utmost, but it will never be quite the same as home.

I hope everyone is doing fine. I miss everyone--folks like Drs. Drapalik, Maur, Wolfe, French, Hagan, Bennett, Morrison-Shetlar, and many others that I am probably forgetting. I also wanted to send condolences to the GSU family after the loss of anthropologist, Dr. Richard Persico. I had the privilege of knowing him since I was a small child (my mother having been secretary in that department for nearly 20 years), and we have truly lost an intellect in his field, and he was just a kind and giving soul, too.

Hope everyone is well; hope the budget cuts have not destroyed anyone in the department. We are feeling the same pains here at Michigan State as folks are across the nation. Thank goodness for our grant funding; that is how we have managed to stay running. The state government here in Michigan nearly ended THE Extension service for the ENTIRE state. But with protests and letters to the governor, they have managed to keep the program going another year. So we are surviving, too. Well, I have probably taken up half of the web page now, so I better wrap this one up. Hope all is well.
Take care and God Bless. - Layla

L.E. Sconyers
Post-Doctoral Associate
Department of Plant Pathology
Michigan State University
140 Plant Biology Bldg.
East Lansing, MI 48824

2/2/04 at 7:28 PM by Robert Lee Bynes, Jr. (jrbynes@netscape.net)

Georgia Southern University:

Just wanted to thank Dr. Pratt for the Zoo Atlanta trip during the mammalogy course. I am now an animal keeper at the zoo.

I graduated in May 03, B.S. Biology. I am currently in graduate school at Georgia State University. I will also begin training at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) soon! Lab tech.

Thanks GSU Biology Department. Especially Dr. Pratt, Dr. Parrish, Dr. Hagan, Dr. Harvey, Dr. Fang (advisor), and Bruce Schulte.

Dr. Ann Pratt: If you plan another class trip to Zoo Atlanta please let me know. It will be great to see you guys.

Robert Lee Bynes, Jr.

12/3/03 at 10:13 AM by Kristi Mataxas Arnsdorff (kmarnsdorff@yahoo.com)

I dropped in to find a phone number for a job application and thought I'd take a moment to say hi to everyone in the Biology Dept. It has been a busy but exciting 5.5 years for me. I was married in August '99 and just had a baby boy in May of this year. Who knows, future biologist??

I wish I could say that I was using my degree education, but I am not (although I have an interview today with an environmental lab in Savannah so I might finally get to use it). However, I have been using the knowledge I gained from Dr. Claiborne's Intro to Research class to do the website for the place where I currently work. I found that I love working with computers and would love to try to start a home-based business doing websites for other people.

Hi to Dr. Pung and everyone else.

9/10/03 at 5:46 PM by Page (Woodrough) McDermott (page.mcdermott@us.army.mil)

Every great while I will pop in to see what the Biology department is up to. Mostly I see which professors are still there when I was there. I have fond memories of the department.

Dr. Rostal was a personal favorite. I still dream of working with seaturtles in Costa Rica. THANKS.

I also want to say thanks to Dr. Drapalik. I really enjoyed BIO 384 (Vascular Plants). I still have some of my books and even found the list of plants you gave us. I don't have the pressed leaves anymore, too bad. I have never looked at a tree in quit e the same way. I am always examining the leaf shape and arrangement on the branch. THANKS.

I have worked for two environmental laboratories, one in Savannah, Ga and the other in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Currently, I am a homemaker with a 1 year old daughter and a baby due in Jan '04. I am working on becoming a medical transcriptionist. I cannot bear the thought of not working, this way I can have a family and work at home.

Thanks for letting me share this with you all.

Sincerely, Page Woodrough McDermott

1/3/03 at 2:58 PM by Debbie Clark (debbie.clark@adexec.com)

A nice focused site... and hey... I enjoyed the photo tour. Brought back some memories!


10/12/02 at 12:36 PM by Chris "Bull" Byler (chris.byler@us.army.mil)

Hello Professors,
First time visitor and I'm excited to view your excellent website. Browsing this site opened the flood gate to forgotten memories and pushed me over the edge into the pool of reflection. I first want to send out a decade worth of appreciation to all instructors from 1988 to 1993 (note five year span) for not giving up on a so/so student. Drs. Irby, Drapalik, McLain, French, and Moltons (moved on, I guess)were the core group of professors that inspired learning that I'm grateful for each and everyday. Not so much the actually knowledge that was tested but the thought process necessary to accomplish one's goals. Continue the excellent instruction and remember to inspire those impressionable youngsters to remain focused. I wish all in the BIO DEPT the best! Thanks! CPT Chris Byler, US Army, GSU '93 BS/Biology

11/13/01 at 2:41 PM by Ronny Just (rdjust@southernco.com)

I'll put this here in hopes that Dr. Bennett will see it. Could not reach her on her email.
Greetings From the PastDr. Bennett,

As many students as you have had over the years you will not remember me, but surely, I remember you. I was looking up someone on the University's web site and came across your name. I couldn't resist at least sending my regards, and relating a brief story. I graduated in 1984 with a biology degree and then was in graduate school a Ga. Southern for another year. You may not know, but you had a great deal to do with my making it through school. It took taking Cell Biology twice and a lot of encouragement from you for me graduate. I can look at my transcript and see a breakpoint at which my grades dramatically improved. Time has faded the specifics of the lecture you gave me that corresponds to that breakpoint, but the image remains clear. A dear lady for whom I had the utmost respect sat me down and said I could decide for myself if I wanted to apply myself or not. In other words, "grow up"! There certainly were other factors that prodded me forward from that point, however, I in no way underestimate the importance of your spark. I have been remiss for many years for not saying thanks.

I left graduate school to go to work for Georgia Power and have been with them for 16 years. I have held many wonderful jobs, including field biology assignments, overseeing various environmental programs, and for the last 5 years have been the company's federal lobbyist. I am often mindful of your role in my success. Words are never a sufficient payment, but hopefully these few lines have offered a hint of my gratitude for you.


Ronny Just
Governmental Affairs
Georgia Power Company
(404) 506-1366 (phone)
(404) 506-7858 (fax)

8/22/00 at 16:46 by Nima Farsinejad (nima@mail.com)

Hello Southern! Just passing by the website. Everything is going well, I am at Emory University conducting research on Hepatitis C. Well I better get back to work then before I get fired!

6/7/00 at 10:31 by Charlene Hudson, Ph.D. (charhud@arches.uga.edu)

Hello all,
The web page looks great! Although I have been at UGA for quite awhile now, I do miss good ole GSU. By the way, if a former student wanted to look for faculty positions in the department, where would he/she find it? ;)

3/3/00 at 12:27 by Layla Sconyers (lsconyrs@arches.uga.edu)

How's life back at Southern? I sure miss you guys. I am now working on my Masters in Plant Pathology at UGA. Classes are going well. My research on Sclerotium rolfsii in peanuts starts in May in Tifton at the Coastal Plains Experiment Station. I enjoy teaching the introductory Plant Pathology labs. I would like to say hi to Dr. Maur, Dr. Wolfe, Dr. Drapalik, and Ms. Arnold. Athens is great, but I miss Georgia Southern--it's my home.

P.S. I almost forgot. Hey Dr. French!!!! How are the "critter cookoffs"???

1/26/00 at 21:53 by Joseph Allen Norris (anorris@ntin.net)

J.B. - it's been over ten years now and I still think of your class when I hear the word "kidney" ---

1/9/00 at 14:02 by Jason O'Kane (jason.d.okane@sas02.usace.army.mil)

good looking site, my first time finding it, to all at GSU, enjoy Statesboro,
GO EAGLES!, c/o '95

8/29/99 at 11:37 PM by Tiffany Cooler (TikiA1A@aol.com)

The web page looks nice. This is to let you know that I have Been here. See you in class.

6/16/99 at 8:05 AM by Lynne S. Beach, Pharm.D. (lbeach@peachnet.campuscwix.net)

I used to be a Starling,
But now I am a Beach.
When I was at Southern,
I tortured Dr. French;
I pestered Dr. Claiborne,
I bothered Dr. Pung,
I haunted Dr. Vives,
Boy, those days were fun!

P.S. Anybody seen my copy of "Fern Gully?"

10/26/98 at 4:36 PM by Ronnie Spears (rspears@mindspring.com)

I learned how to use email with Dr. Claiborne. Hello to GSU Biology. I sometimes miss all the hoopla there. Take it easy all!! Ronnie

10/5/98 at 5:40 PM by Nima Farsinejad (nima@GeorgiaSouthern.edu)

THe Biology Dept. webpage, looking good as always.

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