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, during a time of new growth. We were able to navigate economic challenges because 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 helps us maintain our research and education missions at the highest level.