Lawrence and Marie Shore Life Sciences Graduate Student Scholarship
In the picture above, 2011-2012 Shore Scholars, Erica Hutchins and Yuan Yuan (Kevin) Liu.
Yuan Yuan Liu
Yuan Yuan (Kevin) Liu, a Ph.D. student in the biology program, is the recipient of the Lawrence and Marie Shore Life Sciences Graduate Student Scholarship. The 30-year-old China native is looking forward to a teaching career in higher education; after graduating this December, he will go on for post-doctoral training and research. “I am happy to receive this support. My wife just received her master’s degree from UAlbany, and she also appreciates the help,” says Liu.
Lawrence and Marie Shore
Lawrence and Marie Shore Life Sciences Graduate Student Scholarship recipient Yuan Yuan Liu, center, meets the Shores during Homecoming Weekend.
and I both have a great respect for the role higher education can play in the lives of young people,” observes longtime UAlbany supporter Lawrence Shore
. In fact, the Shores – College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Fellows – are so convinced that the University is “an asset to our community” that “we wished to support fulfillment of its goals” by establishing a scholarship in their names to benefit graduate students in the Life Sciences program. “We chose the Life Sciences among many options for the scholarship because of the University’s commitment to becoming a major leader in research in such an important and emerging study with potential to benefit humanity greatly,” explains Lawrence, who retired from The University at Albany Foundation Board in 2008 and currently serves on the CAS Dean’s Advisory Board.