Full Member Initiates included (L-R): Drs. Jamie Winters, Ravi
Samala, Daniel Fisher and Tim Chambers
(Not present: Minden Sexton).
Associate Member Initiates include (L-R): Valencia Montgomery, Hilary
Spencer Dawson, Fernanda Cross, Bryce Meerhaeghe and Victoria Bankowski
(Not present: Abagail Breidenstein, Kathryn Tolle and Jaime Muñoz Velázquez).
Ann Catherine Broderick (Washtenaw Technical Middle College)
*Funding for this award was provided by The Pfizer foundation (established by Pfizer Inc, the pharmaceutical company).
Front Row (Junior Division)
(L-R) Ahmed Haider, Omar Azizi, Mazin Mehmood.
Back Row (Junior and Senior Division) **Funding for these awards was provided by Chapter Dues.
(L-R) Nathan Hadjiyski (Junior Division), Arjun Patel (Junior division),
Forrest Flesher (Senior Division) and Cooper Klein-Kassab (Senior Division)
(Not Present: Rohan Kheterpal, Daniel Passmore, Marlies Michielssen, Shrikant Chand, and Neha Seshadri)
**Funding for these awards was provided by Chapter Dues.
Four members were honored for 50 years of active membership in Sigma
None of them were able to attend the banquet. Their names and the Chapter that elected them in 1967 are as follows:
Norman Lurie (016 University of Michigan)
Nina McClelland (016 University of Michigan)
Gordon Parker (090 Wayne State)
Richard Wilson (016 University of Michigan)
The audience learned, among other things, that Mammoths that died in that
period (15,000 years ago) were sometimes consumed by humans (this one
was clearly cut into pieces by humans and deposited in a pond for
later consumption). It is possible to place an exact date (season, day
of the week) to the time of death and at that time the mammoths were
NOT being killed by humans - they were being killed by other mammoths
during the mating season. About 5000 years later, mammoths were being
hunted and killed by humans (the prepared carcasses were dying at
different times of the year and females and young mammoths were also
being consumed for the first time.