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2021 Senior Awards for Excellence in Biology Announced

The Biology Department is once again pleased and proud to announce the recipients of our Senior Awards for Excellence in Biology. Although the criteria vary a bit among the awards, academic excellence, and dedication to and involvement in the college community are significant characteristics which we identify and acknowledge in these students. We are proud of these young scientists and citizens, and count them among our finest graduating seniors. 


A celebration of their achievements will be held online May 7 with family members and friends as the Biology faculty honor their accomplishments, and present their awards during the 37th Annual Biology Awards Celebration.  The 2021 awards and their recipients are as follows:


2021 Faculty Award

Arshia Arasappan and Safreen Sain, recipients

Delia Zumpano and Nicholas Zeltt, honorable mention


2021 Joseph Vena Award

Alexandra Immerso, Grace Cocanower, and Zachary Bishop, recipients

Ignatius Hazelwood, honorable mention


2021 Health Professions Award

Katie Ramdial and Rohan Singh, recipients

Alexandra Weaver, honorable mention


2021 Secondary Education Award

Grace Postiglione, recipient


2021 Susan Lapetz Uyhazi Award

Nathaniel Byrnes and Cole Santucci, recipients


2021 George Washington Carver Award

Emily Forester and Muhammad Siddiqui recipients

Usha Modukuru, honorable mention


Biology Major Receives Top Honors at Regional Symposium

  Congratulations to Junior Biology major Nicholas Blount on his selection as First Place Winner for his poster presentation within the Ecology and Evolution subdivision at the 14th Annual Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium at William Paterson University of New Jersey, conducted online this year on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Nick is a research student of… Continue Reading

Inclusivity: Statement of Support and Action

  We, the Biology faculty and staff at The College of New Jersey, condemn racism, value all members of our community, and are committed to building a Department in which students and colleagues feel valued, feel safe, and have the resources, opportunities, and support to flourish. Science and society benefit from the free, open, and… Continue Reading

Bio Alum Aaron Lee Receives Award

Recent biology major Aaron Lee, a December 2019 magna cum laude graduate, has been named a recipient of the Young Botanist Award from the Botanical Society of America. He joins another dozen or so students from around the country receiving this award, the purpose of which is to “offer individual recognition to outstanding graduating seniors in… Continue Reading