Biology majors at Seattle Pacific University graduate with a broad understanding of living organisms. Through immersion in scientific inquiry and problem solving, you’ll develop fundamental skills and knowledge for entering a wide range of careers, including those in medicine, environmental science, research, and teaching.
At SPU's Undergraduate Commencement on June 8, 2019, Christian Pham (BS Physiology '19) was named the recipient of the President's Citation Award. This award is given to one graduating senior who exemplifies the mission and vision of the University, is among those with the highest academic standing, and who has demonstrated high character, outstanding leadership, and service to the Seattle Pacific community. SPU President Daniel Martin presented Christian with a medallion in recognition of this honor. Christian is applying to medical school to study to become a physician. Congratulations to Christian!
At the annual Spring Awards Luncheon, two Biology faculty were honored for their contributions to SPU. Dr. Elena Brezynski, Assistant Professor of Biology, received the Excellence in Teaching award in recognition of her abilities as a master teacher. Dr. Richard Ridgway, Associate Professor of Biology, received the Senior Faculty Servant award for his 30 years of service to the university and Biology department. Congratulations to both Dr. Brezynski and Dr. Ridgway!
Associate Professor of Biology Rick Ridgway, an SPU alum who is retiring after 30 years of service as faculty at SPU, was honored by colleagues and students at the annual Biology-Chemistry BBQ on Friday, May 31, 2019. As part of his many contributions, Dr. Ridgway has been instrumental in obtaining and maintaining all of the research microscopes used in Eaton Hall, including two electron microscopes, two confocal microscopes, and a fluorescence microscope. To honor Dr. Ridgway's expertise, service and dedication, the imaging suite housing these microscopes was renamed the Ridgway Imaging Suite at a special reveal on May 31. Dr. Ridgway was also gifted with a memory book, containing photos, letters and reminisces from former students, current students and colleagues.