Today was a very bittersweet day for the Dieni Research Group. While we have been, are, and always will be extremely proud of our two honours students- Patrick Gormley and Neal Callaghan– they are, in fact, no longer our students at all.
May 12th, 2014, marked Mount Allison University’s 151st convocation. It also marked the crossing of a threshold, where Pat- and Neal in absentia– was presented to Chancellor Peter Mansbridge, honoris causa recipient The Right Honourable Paul Martin, and Mount Allison President Dr. Robert Campbell, as a newly-minted graduate.
Patrick was awarded a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Chemistry.
Neal, in absentia, was awarded a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Biochemistry, with distinction.
Our new graduates are already moving on towards exciting developments in their present and near-future lives. Pat is awaiting a decision from Dalhousie University’s College of Pharmacy regarding potential admission for the Fall 2014 semester following his recent interview, and is continuing to work with us in the meantime towards finishing up a manuscript, which will hopefully become his second peer-reviewed publication. Neal has already joined Tyson MacCormack’s research program, where he will continue graduate studies in pursuit of a Master of Science in Biochemistry.
Congratulations to both Patrick and Neal!