Centre partners with University of Kentucky’s early assurance program

With a successful history of sending students to medical school at the University of Kentucky (UK), Centre College recently became a partner with UK’s Early Assurance Program (EAP) at the University's new Northern Kentucky medical school campus. Partnering with schools across the state, the EAP is offered to students in the second semester of their sophomore

By |2018-05-29T14:33:19+00:00March 28th, 2018|Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, News|

Centre students present award-winning research at Kentucky Academy of Science annual meeting

In early November, three Centre College students participated in the Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS) research competition at Murray State University. During the KAS 2017 Annual Meeting, Alexandria Szalanczy '18, Laura Hopkins '19 and Nicole Stumpp '18 each won second place for their undergraduate oral presentations. In her second year of presenting for KAS, Szalanczy

By |2018-05-31T13:50:50+00:00December 12th, 2017|Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, News, Psychology, Research|

Jessica Blackburn ’01 receives prestigious $1.5 million grant award

Jessica Blackburn ’01, an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at the University of Kentucky, has earned a prestigious National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) New Innovator Award. The $1.5 million grant will be spent over five years to fund pediatric cancer research. Blackburn explained that the purpose of the NIH grant

By |2018-05-30T19:36:37+00:00November 8th, 2017|Alumni, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, News, Research|

Centre College graduates again achieve high medical school acceptance rates

First-time medical school applicants who recently graduated from Centre College achieved an impressive 94 percent acceptance rate. They are among 20 Centre graduates from within the past five years recently accepted to medical school who will join 2017 entering classes across the nation, both near and far. Destinations will include Emory University, the University of

Centre College honors faculty and staff at closing dinner

Centre College honored members of its campus community on May 16 at the annual faculty and staff appreciation dinner and awards ceremony. Kayla Perry, custodian; Pam Martino, custodian; and Jessica Conder, custodian leader each received a Horky Service Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement by facilities management employees. The award was created from a bequest by

2016 Top Centre Stories: Alumni Profiles

As 2016 draws to a close, we're taking a look back at the most popular web stories this year based on analytics from Centre's website. Below are five of the top news stories featuring Centre alumni. Gates Cambridge Scholarship Awarded to Centre Graduate Ben Cocanougher Centre College graduate Benjamin T. Cocanougher has been awarded one

Faculty achievement honored at Professional Recognition Reception

Lifelong learning is a central focus for Centre College’s students and faculty. Professors at the College are innovative, taking risks and bolstering their own development by refining their teaching methods, participating in Faculty Learning Communities, engaging in their own research and translating that enthusiasm into the classroom. Professors whose work has been recognized through publication, performance or

Research by Shariya Terrell ’06 wins accolades

Shariya Terrell ’06, postdoctoral fellow at Emory University School of Medicine, received the Priscilla Schaffer Outstanding Presentation Award at the 41st annual International Herpesvirus Workshop in July. The award is given to one graduate student and one postdoctoral fellow in recognition of excellent oral and poster presentation(s). Terrell's presentation detailed scientific findings generated over the

By |2016-09-28T11:51:30+00:00September 28th, 2016|Academics, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, News|

Centre faculty and students collaborate through LSAMP research

A number of Centre College students and faculty members are collaborating on research this summer, across disciplines and studying a variety of subjects. The research of some of these pairs is funded by the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP), a program supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). “The LSAMP program provides research

Centre GEMS initiative featured by Kentucky National Science Foundation program

The KY NSF EPSCoR—Kentucky’s chapter of the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research—recently featured Centre College students and faculty in a video about a student-led initiative to encourage local girls to study the sciences. Centre student Ceci Vollbrecht ’17, a chemistry major, founded Girls in Engineering, Math and Science (GEMS), which gives

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