1) Walter Patterson (Seminar class of 2009) is a freshman at UNC-Pembroke where he is a member of the Esther G. Maynor Honors College and a Farm Bureau Scholar. He has already submitted his first scientific paper, currently under review for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, and is working on three more. You can read about Walter’s passion for science and his current lab work at https://www.uncp.edu/news/uncp%E2%80%99s-newest-farm-bureau-scholar-home-lab. Walter was the Agriscience Student of the Year for the state of North Carolina in 2012.
2) Mark Finney (Seminar class of 1991) is an Assistant Professor of Communications at Emory & Henry College. His sister, Lecia Finney (Seminar class of 1994), is a mechanical engineer working as a project manager at Chevron in California.