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CBS Donors and Friends

It's no surprise that alumni from the College of Biological Sciences go on to do incredible things. Read more about what has inspired them to give back.

Russell Rothman - From New Jersey to the Northwoods

Russell Rothman (M.S. Ecology, ’77) made his way to Minnesota to study wolves and now he makes sure other graduate students can pursue their research goals. 

Dr. Mary Kemen - Answering the Call

Mary Kemen (B.S. Botany ’78, B.S. Biochemistry ’79, M.D. ’84) doesn't shy away from putting her medical training to use in difficult circumstances, including traveling to New York City to treat COVID-19 patients. 

Cheryl Quinn and Robert Buck - Finding a Home in CBS

Cheryl Quinn and Bob Buck met as College of Biological Sciences undergraduates and continue to stay connected through philanthropy and volunteering.

Mary and David Loveless - Supporting Generations of CBS Students

An unexpected tragedy inspired Dave and Mary Loveless to create a memorial scholarship for their son more than three decades ago, and they've continued to support CBS students ever since.

Kipling Thacker - Micro Maven

Kip Thacker discovered a deep interest in microbiology as an undergraduate and used it as a springboard for a successful career in business.