Genetics and Biochemistry

Recent Graduate Receives University Award

Kelly Arps, a recent graduate of the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry, received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award during the Spring Commencement ceremony on May 11th. The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award is given “in recognition of the recipient's influence for good, excellence in maintaining high ideals of living and genuine and disinterested service to others.” The award was established by an agreement between Clemson University and the New York Southern Society and was named in honor of the first president of society. Kelly graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry with dual departmental honors in biochemistry and genetics and general honors. She was a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta pre-professional health honor society, Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key, Alpha Lambda Delta, the National Society for Collegiate Scholars, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Tiger Paw Productions. Kelly will be enrolled at Emory University School of Medicine this fall to pursue her M.D.