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Many of Trinity's biology alumni go on to excel at top medical, dental, and graduate schools in Texas and around the nation, while others succeed in research, development, education, and environmental careers.

Trinity is proud of the achievements of its alumni and likes to keep up with their work, life, and ongoing educational experiences. If you graduated with a degree in biology, feel free to contact the department and let us know what you've been up to.

A Booming Business

Robert Weech-Maldonado ’83 is a man on a very important mission. As a professor and L.R. Jordan Endowed Chair in Health Services Administration for the University of Alabama, Robert focuses on long-term care in nursing homes and the provision of adequate medical care for vulnerable and diverse populations.
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Call of the Wild

Richard Hatcher '75, is the newly appointed director of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, where he manages all of the state’s wildlife, fishing, and hunting.
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She Traded Her Tennis Racket for a Scalpel

Klepac Cole '87,  has traveled some major miles in her lifetime. Now, residents of Anchorage are grateful that Cole, her husband, and three children call Alaska home. Cole and her associate, Michael Manuel, are two of only eight plastic and reconstructive surgeons in the state. In addition, they deal with all aspects of plastic surgery, including children with congenital deformities, women's breast reconstruction, trauma surgery, and cosmetic surgery. 
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Doctor Mom

Virginia Winn '88,  is preparing to return to the City by the Bay, where she spent her OB/GYN residency and she’s very excited about the move after years in Colorado.Virginia’s new position will be at Stanford University School of Medicine as an associate professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology and chief of perinatal biology.
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He’s a Doctor… and He Plays One on TV

Brian Bethea '95,  who received his bachelor's degree in biology from Trinity, is an assistant professor in the department of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he is also a surgeon performing adult cardiac and thoracic surgery, including heart and lung transplants.
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Making the World a Safer Place

Heather Secrist '85, B.S. Biology. An unusual seventh grade homework assignment intended to illustrate the basic principles of dominant/recessive genetics—who among her family members could curl their tongues?—was all it took to convince Heather Secrist that she wanted a career in the sciences. 
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Home on the Range

Blake Smith '83, B.A. Biology and Cheryl Long Smith '85, B.S. Geology. For this nature-loving and friendly couple, it's all about providing unique and rewarding experiences and opportunities for personal growth. Blake and Cheryl Smith are just concluding another successful season at La Junta, their boys camp in the Texas Hill county.
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Water Logged

Bryan Hummel '01, dedicates himself to preserving and protecting the planet's most valuable resource and the environment that supports it. You can call Bryan Hummel a lot of things. Environmentalist. Conservationist. Wildlife biologist. Environmental compliance monitor. Land restoration/regeneration specialist. Even herpetologist. But you what you can't call him is uncommitted or dispassionate.
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Passion for the Cure

Sandy Burrow Allerheiligen '75, A Corpus Christi girl and alumna following her passion in Pennsylvania as Vice President of Modeling and Simulation at Merck. She researched pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to understand what a drug does to the body and vice versa. Now, her focus with Merck is to get the dosage for patients taking into account different patient factors.
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