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Science majors celebrate the semester

By September 26, 2013College of Arts and Sciences
(L to R) Sheketra Bell, Shalisa Jackson, and Chay Robinson were three of the winners in the prize drawing.

The Division of Biological and Physical Sciences at Delta State recently hosted the 2nd annual Welcome Back Cookout for the science majors in the Simmons Room of the Hugh Ellis Walker Alumni-Foundation House.

Students, faculty, and staff enjoyed hamburgers and hot dogs, catered by Aramark.

Dr. Barry Campbell, division chair, welcomed over 100 students, faculty, and staff. He wished them all a successful academic year.

The faculty and staff greeted students with a variety of gifts and prize drawings. Ryan Fulgham, a senior pursuing a double major in Chemistry and Environmental Science, comment on the hospitality.

“Great to see all the science students together, and the Department’s generosity was a good surprise!,” said Fulgham.

Faculty and staff were pleased with the event and enjoy welcoming students each semester.

Dr. Rie Somlai, associate professor of Chemistry, said,”It was a really good time. Faculty and their children and students, as well as former students, shared food and stories.”

Kelsey Shultz models her new cap and hoodie.

Division Senior Secretary Barbara Knight commented on the success of the event.

“Excellent turnout this year; I’m looking forward to even better one in 2014!,” said Knight.

 The Division of Biological and Physical Sciences seeks to develop the technical competence and the broad intellectual foundation needed to understand the impact of science and technology on humans and to make informed decisions on social, ethical, and environmental questions. For more information on degree programs and course offerings, please contact 662-846-4240.