Homecoming Weekend 2011

  • Marty Mathes and Sheryl Hogue '81
    Marty Mathes and Sheryl Hogue '81
    Professor Emeritus Martin Mathes and Sheryl Hogue '81 reunite in the greenhouse where Professor Mathes spent a great deal of time when teaching at William and Mary.
    Beth Chambers
  • Class of '81 in the Greenhouse
    Class of '81 in the Greenhouse
    (Left to right): Friends Cheryl Hogue '81, Jeanne Wilson '81, and Anne Mellings-Birdsong '81 and family (son Stan, husband George Birdsong; daughter Erika) met up at the Millington Greenhouse for the Biology homecoming reception.
    Beth Chambers
  • Class of '91 - Tenth Reunion!
    Class of '91 - Tenth Reunion!
    Class of '91 alumni meet in Millington Greenhouse for the Biology Homecoming Reception: Leah Tobin ('91 - Biology, now in Atlanta, GA), Steve Hagenlock ('91 - Business), Kerri Klimas ('91), and Michelle Trippel ('91 - Biology)
    Beth Chambers
  • Amy Stillwell Graiff '01
    Amy Stillwell Graiff '01
    Biology alumni Amy Stillwell Graiff '01 and her husband Brad Graiff visited the biology reception in Millington Greenhouse for Homecoming 2011
    Beth Chambers
  • Marshall '81
    Marshall '81
    Camille Marshall Broderick ('81 - Biology) and husband Craig Broderick ('81 - Economics) with a hibiscus flowering in the Millington Greenhouse, during the biology department homecoming reception. The Brodericks traveled from Connecticut for Homecoming.
    Beth Chambers
  • Liz Allison and Chris Givens '10
    Liz Allison and Chris Givens '10
    Liz Allison, Hamilton Professor and Biology Department Chair, greets recently graduated Masters student Chris Givens'10.
    Beth Chambers
  • Faculty at the biology homecoming reception
    Faculty at the biology homecoming reception
    From left to right: Jon Allen (Asst. Prof. of Biology); Margaret Saha (Chancellor Prof. of Biology); Drew LaMar (Asst. Prof. of Biology); Sarah LaMar (Assoc. Prof. of Mathematics, holding Jenna LaMar); and Bill (friend of the LaMars')
    Beth Chambers
  • Phillips '81
    Phillips '81
    Two generations of William and Mary students: alumni Neal Batuller ('81 - Biology) and Susan Phillips Butaller ('81 Economics and Geology) are joined by current W&M undergraduate Will Butaller '13 (middle).
    Beth Chambers
  • Stephen Cole ('09, '11) and Jenna Carson '12
    Stephen Cole ('09, '11) and Jenna Carson '12
    Stephen Cole is a double-alum ( BS '09 and MS '11), currently in a PhD program at Cornell University. He reunited with current graduate student Jenna Carson '12 at the biology homecoming reception in Millington Greenhouse.
    Beth Chambers
  • Liz Cornell '85 and James Vild '76
    Liz Cornell '85 and James Vild '76
    Alumni Liz Cornell ('85 - Education) and James Vild ('76 - Biology) at the Biology Department homecoming reception in the Millington Greenhouse.
    Beth Chambers
  • Jessie Ebers ' 13 and Courtney Turrin '13
    Jessie Ebers ' 13 and Courtney Turrin '13
    Current graduate students Jessie Ebers '13 and Courtney Turrin '13 enjoying the 2011 Homecoming Reception.
    Beth Chambers
  • John Hempel ' 71 - 40th Reunion!
    John Hempel ' 71 - 40th Reunion!
    John Hemple '71, now Associate Research Faculty in the Biology Department at the University of Pittsburgh, visiting Millington Greenhouse for the Biology homecoming reception.
    Beth Chambers
  • Kathy Larrieu '90
    Kathy Larrieu '90
    Kathy Larrieu '90 and daughter Valerie in Millington Greenhouse for the Biology Homecoming Reception. Kathy now works as a web specialist in W&M's School of Arts & Sciences.
    Beth Chambers
  • Luke Redding '12 and Simone Giovanetti '12
    Luke Redding '12 and Simone Giovanetti '12
    Senior biology majors Luke Redding and Simone Giovanetti in the Millington Greenhouse at the Biology homecoming reception.
    Beth Chambers
  • Mary Mainous '86 and Professor Norm Fashing
    Mary Mainous '86 and Professor Norm Fashing
    Biology Professor Norm Fashing enjoyed seeing alumni return for the Biology Homecoming Reception. Here Dr. Fashing is pictured with alumna Mary Mainous '86.
    Beth Chambers
  • Bryan Marchant '06, Rushi Vyas '07, Susan (Marks) Schmidt '81
    Bryan Marchant '06, Rushi Vyas '07, Susan (Marks) Schmidt '81
    Left to right: Biology alumni Bryan Marchant '06 and Rushi Vyas '07, John Schmidt [husband to Susan (Marks) Schmidt '81] in Millington Greenhouse for the Biology Homecoming Reception.
    Beth Chambers
  • The Schmidt Family
    The Schmidt Family
    Biology alum Susan (Marks) Schmidt '81 with her family, John and Alex Schmidt.
    Beth Chambers
  • Helen Murphy and Sarah Glaser
    Helen Murphy and Sarah Glaser
    Visiting faculty enjoying the biology homecoming reception: Dr. Helen Murphy (left, who teaches Evolutionary Biology) and Sarah Glaser (right, teaching Marine Science)
    Beth Chambers

Once again this year's Homecoming had delightful weather, and while our football team lost to Towson State, many warm reunions were made with friends and faculty.

Biology alumni, friends and family participated in Homecoming on Friday afternoon by enjoying Millington Greenhouse for a wine and cheese reception joined by several biology faculty, emeritus faculty, and current students. After the reception, many alumni stayed to attend a seminar given by fellow alum Alissa Armstrong '04, currently at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, entitled "Making Connections: How Neurons Establish Links with their Target Organs".  If you are interested in giving a seminar as part of our Seminar Series, please let us know by e-mailing faculty member [[opkers,Oliver Kerscher]].

Click through the photos above to see if you recognize anyone!