June 20, 2019

Local students earn degree from Connecticut College

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New London, Conn. - The following students were awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from Connecticut College at the 101st commencement ceremony on May 19.
The 403 members of Connecticut College's Class of 2019 were addressed by President Katherine Bergeron and Columbia professors of biological sciences Tulle Hazelrigg and Martin Chalfie. Chalfie was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his introduction of Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) as a biological marker. Hazelrigg was the first person to use green fluorescent protein (GFP) in fruit flies and the first to create fusions of GFP attached to another protein-an advance that has changed the way biological research is conducted. The class speaker was Issraa Faiz '19, an international relations major with minors in Africana studies and film studies.

Hometown, State; Name, Major(S)

Rehoboth, MA

Margaret Hayes Waterman, Psychology

Seekonk, MA

Nathan Alexander Brown, Computer Science

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