Welcome Biology alumni! Our department has really grown. We currently serve approximately 1000 majors and have 32 faculty and 5 staff members.  The biggest departmental news right now is the on-going planning for a new Biology building. If all goes well, we anticipate ground-breaking in 2011.

The Distinguished Biology Alumnus Program
Annually we recognize a biology alumnus who has distinguished themselves with an award.  In fact, the Department of Biology was the first department at Georgia Southern University to develop this program of recognition for its graduates. It all began in 1968 with Dr. Jim Oliver. Awardees come to campus, give a seminar, receive a small honorarium, and socialize with the Biology faculty and students. The three most recent recipients and their seminar topics are:

2013 Dr. Jimmy Wedincamp
East Georgia State College
Topic: “Micro-arthropods Collected from Coal Fired Gas Vents Near the Centralia Mine Fire in Pennsylvania, USA”
2012 Dr. Who?
From where
Topic: “About what”
2011 Dr. Joel Hutcheson
USDA National Centers for Animal Health
Topic: “From Screwworm Maggots to Cattle Fever Ticks”
2010 J. Clifford Waldrep, Ph. D.
Senior Investigator, Bio-Defense Regulated Laboratory, US Army Medical Research, Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID); Office of Regulated Studies; Frederick, MD
Topic: “Biological Science and Challenges for the 21st Century”
B. S. 1975
2009 Guy D. Foulkes, M. D.
Orthopaedic Surgeon Fellow in Hand and Microvascular Surgery
Macon Orthopaedic and Hand Center, Macon, GA
Topic: “Evolution and Adaptation of the Human Hand”
B.S. 1984
2008 Charlene R. (Hudson) Jackson, Ph.D.
Lead Scientist, Microbiology Research Unit, USDA-ARS, Athens, GA
Topic: “The top ten worst jobs in science:  my career at #2″
B.S. 1990
M.S. 1992

Complete list of award recipients.

The Georgia Southern University Bishop Alumni Center
The alumni center moved into their new facility in 2009.  Please visit this beautiful facility on Akins Drive whenever you return to campus – they would love to see you.

Department of Biology Guest Book. Check out our department Guest Book which already includes many alumni postings. This is a place for you to send us your contact information and updates on your life after Southern. You can also find out what some of your fellow alumni are doing and how to contact them.

As always, we in biology welcome your visit and would love to hear from you. Please send us your current contact details and let us know what you are doing in your life after Southern.

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY • P.O. Box 8042 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5487