Written by Jack Meltzer
Eastern Connecticut State University Biology Award Winners Andrea Zullo, Jaime Seligmann and Matthew Boser.
Willimantic, Conn. - Nine students majoring in biology at Eastern Connecticut State University were honored during the department's recent annual awards ceremony.
Andrea Zullo '09 of Bethany was presented the Barry and Ella May Wulff Prize for Outstanding Biologist, the department's most prestigious individual award. Jamie Seligmann '09 of Middletown won two awards: the Yaw Barwuah Award for best outstanding performance on a research project, and the Dr. Joseph N. Pereira Biology Award for best oral presentation at Eastern's Annual Research Conference and Exhibition.
Matthew Boser '10 of South Windsor also won two awards: the Biology Research Award for quality performance on a research project, and the Yolanda Pereira Award for best poster presentation at the research conference.
Seligmann and Boser, along with Kyle Rockett '11 of Ledyard and Michelle Churma '12 of Wallingford, won the Comprehensive Examination Award. It is given to four students, one in each class, based on achieving the highest score on the comprehensive exam.
The department also awarded a student from each class year an Academic Excellence Award. Kimberly Kelly '09 of Andover; Josh Harold '10 of Brooklyn; Annissa Turner '11 of New London; and Elizabeth Hebner '12 of Easton were the top academic achievers in their class.