Elena Rodrigues Anderson '82 Presidential Scholar - Rebekah Pierce

Rebekah Pierce

Recipient of the Elena Rodrigues Anderson '82 Presidential Scholarship

Rebekah Pierce, a junior biology major from Brushton, N.Y., is the recipient of the Elena Rodrigues Anderson ’82 Presidential Scholarship. “I chose UAlbany because of the strong biology programs, which I felt would prepare me for veterinary school.” Pierce’s favorite professor is Jeffrey Haugaard, founding director of the University’s Honors College and associate vice provost of Undergraduate Programs. “He is so clearly invested in his students,” noted Pierce, “and takes the time to learn and remember the names and faces of all his students he teaches and works with. Dr. Haugaard’s advisement and encouragement have supported me greatly on my path to veterinary school.”