Congratulations to our PhD Students who passed their Qualifying Exams

In the journey towards earning a Ph.D., one of the most significant milestones is conquering the qualifying exams. These exams serve as a rite of passage, marking the transition from being a graduate student to a full-fledged doctoral candidate. It’s a grueling test of knowledge, dedication, and perseverance. Today, we celebrate the incredible achievements of those who have successfully passed their qualifying exams, taking a significant step forward in their academic pursuits. Embarking on a Ph.D. program is not for the faint of heart. It demands years of intensive research, countless hours in the laboratory or library, and an unyielding commitment to one’s chosen field. The qualifying exams are designed to ensure that candidates possess the depth and breadth of knowledge necessary to contribute to their chosen area of study. The following students have successfully passed their qualifying exams.

Rachel Gunraj
Lexi Riley-DiPaolo
Alyssa Mickle
Cristina Besosa
Ethan Smith
Gia Paterno
Mack Bolen
Sarah Sniffen
Tala Ortiz

We congratulate each and every student who has successfully passed their qualifying exams on this remarkable achievement. Your dedication, hard work, and resilience have brought you to this pivotal moment in your academic journey. The road ahead may still be challenging, but remember that you have the skills and determination to overcome any obstacle that comes your way. Your future as a scholar and researcher is bright, and we look forward to witnessing your continued success and contributions to the world of academia.

Congratulations once again!