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College of Biological Sciences alumni can be found all over the globe, doing amazing work with their degrees. Enjoy this collection of features and opportunities for and about CBS alumni.

A Beak to Nose Experience

For most, seeing a raptor is a rarity. For Gail Buhl, it’s just another day on the job.

Gail Buhl

The University of Minnesota Raptor Center treated a record 1,085 raptors in 2017 alone, so it’s no surprise that as the Center’s Education Program Manager, Gail Buhl (B.S. Biology ‘97) has seen a lot of birds.

CBS Recognizes Three Outstanding Alumni

CBS recently selected three alumni making significant impacts in their careers and their communities for the College’s annual alumni awards. Robert Desnick and Angela Trepanier received the CBS Alumni Achievement Award, and Kimberly VanderWaal received the CBS Emerging Leader Award, an award for alumni who graduated within the last 10 years. Since graduating from CBS, all three have made lasting impacts in higher education across the country in areas relating to genetic counseling, veterinary medicine and genetic diseases.

Parks Proud

Helping sustain and build on Minneapolis parks’ reputation for excellence is all in a day’s work for Jennifer Ringold.

Jennifer Ringold

Planting Seeds

Fourth-generation Gopher Mary Kemen is making sure students have access to hands-on learning opportunities.

Mary Kemen

Mary Kemen at the College of Biological Sciences Conservatory where she did research as an undergraduate.

A Sample Strain and a Lasting Legacy

Former University faculty member Marty Dworkin’s microbiology legacy lives on in the kegs of a local taproom.

Dworkin group
Front row from left to right: Caleb Levar, Tim Brickman, Daniel Bond, Jeffrey Gralnick; back: Niko Tonks of Fair State Brewing

Dinner with Four Networking Event

Connect and network with CBS alumni who are currently working industry (non-pre-health) professions at Dinner with Four Networking Event.  This program is limited to four alumni and 34 students to allow for meaningful conversations around a large dinner table. Applicants must be available to attend both the prep workshop on May 2, 4:30-5:30 p.m. as well as the dinner May 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Apply by April 25:  Students will be notified on April 27 of their acceptance.