A full-time undergraduate researcher at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ); a volunteer at Mercer County Correctional Center; a health clinic volunteer in Peru—these may sound like the accomplishments of three different people, but one ambitious student, Michelle Cornacchia ’09, achieved them all in one summer.
Janet Morrison has a thing for plants. There are several in her office, she spends most of her day talking about them, and when she is not in the classroom, she is outdoors working with them. As the resident plant ecologist here at The College of New Jersey, Morrison has even devoted her career to them.
When William Moncrief ’68 and his wife Nancy announced their plans to open a bed and breakfast at the Jersey Shore, no one was particularly shocked. Sure, it was a big change from their 9-to-5 careers in Washington, DC, but Bill’s family and friends already knew he was a man of many talents: Navy pilot, technology management expert—why not add innkeeper to the list?
Charles Darwin’s voyage to the Galapagos Islands inspired the masterpiece of scientific thinking known as the theory of evolution by natural selection. Every biology student learns about it in the classroom but few have the opportunity to follow in Darwin’s footsteps and explore the islands firsthand. Yet come May, a group of students enrolled in The Natural History of the Galapagos Islandsand Ecuador will be doing just that.