Take advantage of the many fun and educational activities planned for this year. Look for signs in our building of upcoming events and meetings.
If you are thinking about a career in healthcare, you should participate in this organization's tours of medical schools, volunteer opportunities, medical school mentoring and social activities.
Honors Day Awards Given by the Department of Biology & Geology
Ruegsegger Prize in Biology
Kara L. Gawelek
Biology Merit Award
Diana E. Slawski
Calvin A. Smith Botany Prize - The Department of Biology and Geology has established an endowed fund in the name of Calvin A. Smith in recognition of his service as a dedicated teacher and faculty advisor from 1963-1998. The Calvin A. Smith Botany prize is to be awarded to a biology major who has shown exceptional interest and accomplishment in plant science. Preference is also expressed for a student with outstanding performance in botany courses, and for a student who has taken course work beyond the introductory level and/or independent study. For 2014, the recipient of this prize is Caitlyn N. Byron.
John W. Miller Zoology prize - The Department of Biology & Geology has established an endowed fund in the name of John W. Miller in recognition of his service as a dedicated teacher and faculty advisor from 1963-2001. The John W. Miller Zoology Prize is to be awarded to a biology major who has shown exceptional interest and accomplishment in zoology. For 2014, there was no prize awarded.
The James M. Ruegsegger Scholarship is given to honor James Ruegsegger as one of BW's most distinguished graduates. As a graduate of the class of 1922, he entered the world of medicine with a concern for others that is the hallmark of a BW education. His effective research on polio, pneumonia, diphtheria, meningitis, and tetanus and his service to country earned him the Alumni Merit Award. It was Dr. Ruegsegger's decision to return to BW a portion of his resources for this endowment to help future BW biology students. Preference is made for a senior biology major who has excelled in biology and plans to continue studies in the biological sciences.
The Edward C. & Diane White Scholarship is an endowed fund that supports two separate awards, one of which is offered to outstanding students who will be attending medical school.
Stephen D. Hilliard Fund for Student Independent Research - Established in 2004 to recognize Dr. Stephen D. Hilliard's service as a dedicated teacher and faculty advisor from 1973-2004. This fund was created to foster independent research by Biology majors at Baldwin Wallace University.
Biology League 2013-2014
- Marissa Ganzfried, President
- Christin Godale, Vice President
- Emelia Tolson, Treasurer
- Carmen Rush, Secretary/PR
- Dr. Chris Stanton, Faculty Advisor
Pre-Medical Society 2013-2014
- Kara Gawelek, President
- Judd Sprandel, Vice President/Membership
- Gage Durkin, Vice President/Communications
- Ashkon Bahrami, Vice President/Finance
- Maia Matyas, Vice President/Development
- Lauren Hutka, Newsletter Editor
- Dr. Joseph Yavornitzky, Faculty Advisor