DSC_0154.NEFOn Wednesday, May 4, the Program in Behavioral Neuroscience held its graduation ceremony for the Class of 2016! We were fortunate to have Dr. Arthur Kramer, Senior Vice Provost for Research and a distinguished neuroscientist whose recent research focuses on under­standing and enhance­ment of cog­ni­tive and neural plas­ticity across the lifespan. In addition to distributing certificates to all of our graduates and recognizing those soon-to-be alumni members of Nu Rho Psi National Honor Society in Neuroscience, we presented special awards to a number of outstanding seniors:

Alex Skavenski Award for Excellence in Behavioral Neuroscience: Noa Golan, Safiya Lahlaf
John Armington Memorial Award: Safiya Lahlaf
Outstanding Service Recognition: Jessica Mecklosky, Ralph Peterson

Several of our graduates also received University awards, for which we offered our congratulations at the ceremony as well!

President’s Award: Safiya Lahlaf, Mark Sheehan

Sears B. Condit Honor Award: Iain Drew, Noa Golan, Chad Hinkle, Safiya Lahlaf, Nicole Ochandarena, Mark Sheehan, Samantha DiChiara

Outstanding Coop Award: Ralph Peterson

Huntington 100: Nicholas Polanchik, Ralph Peterson, Madeleine Smith

Click on the thumbnails to view the full-sized photographs from our graduation ceremony.