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We measure our success by the success of our alumni and students. Read about some alumni who describe where they started, how they are finding success and where they are going.

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Paul Orbe (CC'94) was recently awarded the 2016 Urban Science Educator Development Award from the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) and Shell. Previously, Paul was awarded the NSTA-Bayer Fellowship. Since 2013, he has conducted biopharmaceutical research and has participated in the Research Experience for Teachers program at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is a science teacher at the Academy for Enrichment and Advancement in Union City, NJ, where he focuses on biology, chemistry, and scientific research. Prior to teaching, he was an accomplished professional in health administration. His fondness for science prompted him to become an educator. Paul's teaching philosophy centers on making students life-long learners. Read More About Paul

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Jennie Hunter-Cevera (CC'78) was a graduate student of professor emeritus Douglas Eveleigh, recently retired from the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology and a legend on the G.H. Cook Campus. She received her Ph.D. in microbiology in 1978, while she was employed by E.R. Squibb and Sons. Jennie noted that Eveleigh negotiated an agreement with the university that allowed her to continue working while she pursued her graduate degree. Her 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries includes work with Squibb, Cetus Corporation, GeoBiotics, and Universal Foods. She founded the Biotic Network and Blue Sky Laboratories and spent five years as head of the Center for Environmental Biotechnology at the E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In addition, she served for 10 years as the president of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute and was an executive vice president with RTI International. She is currently acting Secretary of Higher Education for the State of Maryland. She also is a member of the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences' Executive Dean's Council. Read More About Jennie

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