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Biology, Health Science Faculty and Students Participate in Scholarship and Service Opportunities


By Ashley Walker

Several Lee University faculty and students from the biology and health sciences division of the Department of Natural Sciences participated in opportunities for scholarship and service.

Pamela Hobbs, associate lecturer in health science, and Dr. Milton Riley, part-time biology instructor, travelled with a group of biology and health science students to the Global Missions Health Conference (GMHC) in Louisville, Kentucky, this past November. The annual three-day conference included speakers, breakout sessions, worship services, and workshops, all geared toward students who are interested in pursuing medical missions in the future. The students heard from medical missionaries who shared their passion, vision, wisdom, and encouragement.

“The conference helps students reflect on how they can live out their faith and vocation as an occupational therapist, a physician, or other healthcare provider to provide hope and healing throughout the world,” said Hobbs.

In December, four biology and health sciences faculty served the local community by judging high school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fairs. Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Joe Daft and Professor of Biology Dr. Sherry Kasper judged the STEM fair at McMinn County High School in Athens, Tennessee. Hobbs and Dana Perry, lecturer in health science, judged the STEM fair at Central High School in Englewood, Tennessee.

Students who qualified for the upcoming regional STEM fair will use the judges’ feedback in their preparation for the next round.

For more information about Lee University’s Department of Natural Sciences, contact (423) 614-8275.

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