Tag: Alvin Bryant
Biology Faculty, Staff to Serve on CHS and University Organizations
Several members of the VCU Biology community will serve on university and college organizations for Academic Year 2020 (Fall 2019 – Summer 2020).
Carolina Yáber was elected to be Secretary for Faculty Council of the College of Humanities and Sciences. Carolina is an assistant professor in VCU Biology.
Gerron Scott was elected to serve as Vice-Chair for the University Academic Advising Board. Gerron is an undergraduate academic adviser for the biology major.
Jonathan Moore was elected to serve on University Council as a member of the Faculty Caucus from the College of Humanities and Sciences.
Carmen Rodriguez Hernandez and Jennifer Olson will continue their terms on VCU Faculty Senate as representatives for the College of Humanities and Sciences. Carmen is an associate professor for VCU Biology and Jennifer is an instructor for VCU Biology.
Additionally, Carmen has been elected to serve as President of the Faculty Senate of Virginia and will continue her role as VCU’s representative therein.
Will Moran was elected for a third annual term as President of Staff Council for the College of Humanities and Sciences. Will is the Office Manager and Webmaster for VCU Biology.
Derek Johnson and Fernando Tenjo-Fernandez will continue to serve on the VCU ADVANCE-IT initiative to diversify VCU faculty across various intersecting identities in STEM fields and beyond. Derek is the Chair of VCU Biology and Fernando is the Interim Associate Chair.
Sarah Golding is continuing her appointment on the President’s award committee and will serve on the REAL council as the representative from the College of Humanities and Sciences following her appointment as Co-Chair of the REAL taskforce. Sarah is an instructor and the Director of Undergraduate Research in VCU Biology as well as Special Assistant for Experiential Learning in the Office of the Dean for the College of Humanities and Sciences.
Alvin Bryant will continue his role as Mentor Chair for the University Academic Advising Board. Alvin is an Assistant Director for Undergraduate Advising in VCU Biology.
Maria Rivera was elected to serve as the Corresponding Secretary of the VCU Faculty Senate following her term as Senate representative which ended with this academic year. Maria is an associate professor in VCU Biology.
The Biology Department is thrilled and privileged to have such qualified and passionate members of its community serving in so many important and varied roles.
VCU News: $1.48M grant to aid community college students from underrepresented groups interested in biomedical sciences
VCU News has recently published an article featuring the recently renewed Bridges to the Baccalaureate grant in VCU Biology. This program, lead by Karen Kester and Sarah Golding and with academic advising from Alvin Bryant, aims to help underrepresented community college students successfully transfer into a four-year institution.
Karen Kester is an Associate Professor in VCU Biology who runs an insect ecology and behavior research lab. Sarah Golding is an Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Research in VCU Biology. Alvin Bryant is an Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advising for VCU Biology.
Biology Advisers Elected to UAAB Executive Board
The University Academic Advising Board announced the results of the Executive Board elections today. VCU Biology’s Assistant Directors of Undergraduate Advising Rachel Hill and Alvin Bryant were both elected! Hill will serve as Treasurer, and Bryant will serve as Chair of the Mentorship Committee.
Hill and Byrant are the leaders of the department’s academic advising office. They coordinate all undergraduate advising activities for VCU Biology. Congratulations Rachel & Alvin!