Our Student and Alumni Success

Recent Graduates (2012):

Alexander Chatham – MD – Brody School of Medicine at ECU

Brittney Nickerson – Continuing education at NCSU

Elizabeth Godfrey – Accepted position teaching biology at Lee Senior High School in Sanford

Victoria Ellis – Master of Public Health program at Campbell.

Amy Tyson – MS- Animal Science at NCSU

Justin Sparrow – PharmD at Campbell

Andrew Hill – PMH at Campbell

Michael Del Do – MD at Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine

Carrie McDaniel – Working at WakeMed in Cary

Kayla Shephard – Master of Public Health program at Campbell

Lauren Stutts – Master in Biology at UNC Wilmington

 

Alumni:

Ms. Meredith Greene (Campbell Biochemistry, Class of 2010)

One of eight students selected to attend a national undergraduate science research program at the University of Kentucky during the summer of 2008, Meredith Greene participated in the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSFREU) program. The NSFREU program involves undergraduates in cutting-edge biochemical research. The goal of the program is to encourage student participants to pursue careers in the biological sciences. During her participation in the NSFREU program, Meredith conducted research on the regulation of calcium signaling in the heart. Ms. Greene is also active in extracurricular activities at Campbell University as a member of the honor societies Phi Kappa Phi, Epsilon Pi Eta, and Phi Delta Sigma. Additionally, she is involved with the Baptist Student Union and Circle K, the college equivalent of Kiwanis. After Hurricane Katrina devastated the southern Gulf coast, she made two trips to Gulfport, Mississippi with the Baptist Men of North Carolina organization to help with the clean-up. Meredith is a member of the class of 2010 working toward a career as a physician or a science professor.

Mr. James T. Purvis (Campbell Biology, Class of 2009)
Recipient of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award as the 2009 student award recipient, James distinguished himself academically as a University Presidential Scholar. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma, and Epsilon Pi Eta national honor societies. A young man whose life is the epitome of Christian service to his fellow man, James served as President of the Senior class at Campbell University, as a student mentor and academic tutor within the Biology Department, and participated as a member of Campbell’s Operation Inasmuch and Operation Christmas Child service ministries. He was an active member of the Walker Biology Club and the Allied Health Pre-Med Honor Society and participated in the university choir, the jazz ensemble, and university wind ensemble. He has also served as a trumpeter and pianist at six North Carolina churches during his college career.

Fluent in Spanish, James participated in the first Costa Rica study abroad program trip in 2006, and used his language skills to assist Hispanic students in a better understanding of the biological sciences through the department’s Science Fair Buddies program in local Harnett County schools. In addition, James dedicated literally thousands of hours of volunteer work in the local community using his biology and language expertise to include the following: dental and Spanish translation volunteer with the Wake County Health Department dental clinic (summer of 2007); and Spanish translator volunteer at Wake Medical Hospital (summer of 2006). James also led Hurricane Katrina relief efforts by Campbell students in Gulfport, MS during Spring Break, 2006. James just graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry and will be joining a dental practice in New Bern, North Carolina.

Mr. Daniel B. Stovall (Campbell Biology, Class of 2009)
Daniel participated in the Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Molecular Genetics Laboratory (Summer 2008). While at Campbell University, he participated in undergraduate research including studies of cloning & analyzing expression patterns of frmB throughout development of Dictyostelium discoideum (2008), development of pcr markers for high anthocyanin and anthocyanin-less varieties of rapid-cycling Brassica (2007) and a herpetological survey of Anderson Creek Park (Harnett County, NC). He was a member and President of the Walker Biology Club, the Chemistry Club, the Pre-Med/Allied Health Honor Society, Epsilon Pi Eta Honor Society and the Collegiate Academy of the North Carolina Academy of Sciences (CANCAS).

Daniel is currently working on his Ph.D. in cancer biology at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.

Mr. Casey Langdon (Campbell Biology & Biochemistry, Class of 2008)
Casey Langdon was accepted as a member of Yale University’s prestigious Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) program and started working towards a Ph.D. in genetics research in Fall, 2009. Yale’s interdepartmental combined program gives students access to more than 260 biological science faculties in all departments at both the School of Medicine and on the main campus. Broad in scope, the program provides graduate education in modern biological and biomedical sciences that serves as a focal point for research, education and career development in the biological sciences.

A native of Coats, N.C., Casey graduated from Campbell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in both Biology and Biochemistry in May 2008, and worked from 2008-2009 as a lab technician in the Campbell University School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and also a lab instructor in the Departments of Biology and Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at Campbell University.

Samuel Dail, Brody School of Medicine; Plans to graduate in four years with both an MD and an MPH. 

Xinning Li, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Plans to pursue a Sports Medicine Fellowship with Cornell (Hospital for Special Surgery) and then a Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship with Harvard (Massachusetts General Hospital).

Todd Wilkinson, M.D., Dermatology (Asheville, NC). 

Norman Ajiboye, M.D., neurosurgeon (Winston-Salem, NC).

Shelly Amen, Ph.D., Medical College of Wisconsin Medical Scientist Training Program in Pharmacology and Toxicology (Milwaukee, WI).

Hank Capps, M.D., family medicine physician and Campbell University trustee (Cornelius, NC).

Matt Conover, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral fellow at Washington University in St. Louis.

Melissa Cooper, Ph.D. student in the Department of Cell Biology at the Duke University Medical Center (Durham, NC).

Travis Helstrom, Peace Corps Health Care Worker in Baruun-Urt, Sükhbaatar Province, Mongolia.

Lindsey Hughes, M.D., neurosurgery resident at University of Kentucky College of Medicine (Lexington, KY).

John McDaniel, D.D.S., dentist at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fayetteville, NC.

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Dr. Michael Larsen
Department Chair
larsenl@campbell.edu
(800) 334-4111 X 1733

Ms. Marie Finnigan, M.Ed.
Administrative Assistant
finnigan@campbell.edu
(800) 334-4111 X 1730