Ellis Academic Achievement Award
for Excellence in Biology

Awarded in recognition of exemplary achievement and outstanding promise in biology. Committee selects recipients from among students who have completed at least three biology courses at GCC.

Award is named in honor of Albert "Bud" Ellis, Ph.D., one of the original faculty members in the Department of Biology at Glendale Community College. He retired from GCC in 1998. Dr. Ellis loved to share the living world with students. Although a geneticist by training, Dr. Ellis brought a broad knowledge of biology to the department. He had a knowledge of the natural history of his adopted state that is second to none. An outstanding teacher himself, Bud Ellis encouraged his colleagues to make quality instruction a priority. He was instrumental in departmental efforts to develop instructional materials in support of student learning. In honor of Dr. Ellis, the Department of Biology confers this award annually on exemplary students who share his passion of biology and his dedication to achieving excellence.

2004 Recipient: Leisa Fulin

"Leisa Fulin is a very bright and intelligent student, with unfailing enthusiasm and good humor."

Dr. Elizabeth Cooper, BIO 205 Instructor

2004 Winner

Previous Years' Winners

2003 Charlene Cullinan   2002 Eric Gavette
2000 Karen Tillotson   1999 Margaret Smith Alexander
1997 Carol Beth Perkins   1995 Karin Landrum
1992 Katharine Anderson   1991 Genevieve Drape
Donna Spies

Kim Meehl
Judith Potts
Barbara Schirmer

  1989 Gwyneth Todd
  1988 Sharon Eisenman
Sangeeta Saini
Joyce White

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