We are very thankful for the support of our alumni and friends who have contributed generously over the years to our endowments and support funds, like the Friends of Biology Fund. We sincerely thank all of you for this support. These funds are especially important now that state support is diminishing, but the number of Biology majors is rising. We face a very tough time in the immediate future, but everyone recognizes that Biology is not only a top ranked department, but also a department that provides crucial service to the economic and educational future of the region and state. Your continued support will help us maintain our research and education missions at the highest level.