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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.

Connecting Campus

CBS senior Melat Weldeselasie was awarded the 2018 Josef Mestenhauser Student Award for Excellence in Campus Internationalization

Melat Weldeselasie

In a time when our differences so often foster conflict, misunderstanding, and divisiveness, Melat Weldeselasie takes a decidedly different approach.

Checking in With Dean Forbes - March 2018

What are you most excited about at the moment?
I'm excited about our new Cellular and Organismal Physiology major. The University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved the new major in February at its most recent meeting. The major will cover the physiology of all major organism groups — microbes, plants, animals, humans — and include the evolutionary underpinnings of organismal physiology. More information is coming, but the new major is going to be available to our undergraduates beginning this fall.