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Alumni gathering for a panel.Welcome Alumni!


February –  We recently welcomed back eight incredible Biology alumni to our “Career Success in STEM” to talk about their career paths since graduation. Close to ten years out, they now hold careers in teaching, medicine, research, forensic science and more, and excitedly talked about what those careers are like and how to get there. But they also shared the sometimes wandering, off-road paths and full-on leaps which have also led to their current positions, and offered helpful tips and sage advice to the many undergrads who gathered to hear their stories.

A packed lecture hall.We heard that TCNJ prepared them well for both the expected and unexpected turns in their careers; to embrace, learn from, and move on from failures; to always be open to new opportunities and possibilities; that students are not a grade, but much, much, more; to engage in hobbies and interests for a good work/life balance; and ultimately, to follow your own heart, mind, and interests! These alumni interacted with joy, compassion, support, and laughter with one another, showing that the bonds formed as undergrads are strong, resilient and long-lasting!Alumni all shoulder to shoulder and smiling.

It was a wonderful, engaging afternoon for everyone involved. We are grateful for the united efforts of the School of Science, SACNAS, and TCNJ Biology faculty in making this event happen, and especially for our eight amazing alums who made the time to come back and pay it forward!

So Proud of our Pride!




We had a great gathering of alumni on Alumni Weekend 2019. Our most “seasoned” alumnus was from the Class of 1970; we had several from the Class of 2018; and many representatives from classes in between – about 40 all together, plus additional guests. All had a great time catching up, sharing stories, and asking about favorite professors and classes. If you missed it this year, plan to come and join us next year. And in the meantime, follow us on Instagram – tcnjbiology.

Bio Alumni, 2019:

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And here’s an article published in the College magazine about a front-line hero from the Biology Department!

This page is devoted to Alumni from the Department of Biology. Our hope is that you will keep in touch with us, and let us know what you are doing.