Jessica Peterman

Peter Pellegrino Book Award for Excellence in Marine Biology, Noble Proctor Research Award

To my fellow graduates, congratulations! We have not only survived a pandemic, but we have succeeded and advanced through it. After many tears and sleepless nights, we have come out on top. I am proud to be a part of this diligent peer group. "and be sure, my darling, to make the good times last" -Wilco

Favorite Time at SCSU

My favorite part of my time at SCSU was being able to get involved in ecological research that has helped start my career. The staff, specifically Dr. Brady, work diligently in the Bio department to my dreams to fruition.

What are you going to miss the most, and what are you looking forward to the most?

I'm going to miss Beaver Pond. Southern's campus has the beauty of urban

Advice to Incoming Students

Incoming students, get out of your comfort zone. Take the random class that excites you. This is your journey (and debt) take full control of your experience and make the most out of it!