Good News for the Biology Program

For the biology program at William Woods University, good news comes in threes.

Professor Mary Spratt and students Amanda Candee of Crocker, Mo., and Jillian Lee of Morse Mill, Mo., (both juniors) have had their research accepted to present at the American Society for Microbiology General Meeting in Atlanta, Ga., in early June. The ASM is the largest scientific research organization in the world.

In addition, seniors Christy McPherson of Vista, Calif., and AJ Beabout of Wellsville, Mo., have been accepted to the University of Missouri’s School of Veterinary Medicine for fall, 2005.

According to Spratt, these are the first students who have applied to vet school in the past 10 years, “so we are hitting two for two!” She also said that vet school acceptances are more difficult to achieve than medical school spots because there are so few vet schools.

“In our small and still quite young biology program, this is an astonishing visible success rate! I am very proud of these students,” Spratt said.