I'm writing in response to the letter /newletter I received from the MIP dept.
Very cool!My name is Erin Neill (Haywood) and I'm a CSU Microbiology graduate
from 1991. A little update on where I'm at currently; I went on to receive my
Nurse Doctorate at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and am
currently working in Steamboat Springs Colorado at Yampa Valley Medical Center
as a registered nurse. I'm married to an amazing guy, his name is Jeff and we
now have two young daughters, Mazie (4) and Ruby (2).
Thanks for doing this.........can't wait to read what other classmates are up
Thank you for sharing MIP's major accomplishments. After I received my
B.S. degree from the Department of Microbiology in 1980, I trekked off to
Purdue University to get a M.S. degree in Animal Science, and eventually
another master's degree in business administration. Presently I am at the
University of Missouri-Rolla.
Currently I am a Technology Business Development Director and my primary
responsibility is to generate, increase or enhance business development
opportunities for advanced technologies within a university. Additional
areas of responsibility include proactively identifying, assessing and
cataloging technologies in the research and development stage, and linking
these technologies with market or industry needs; assisting with the
technology transfer process as appropriate; and coordinating and monitoring
the progress of clients through the commercialization process.
Prior to employment with the university, I worked as a Business Development
Specialist and Research Associate for private contract research
organizations where the client base was comprised of agriculture,
biotechnology, and pharmaceutical multinational companies. My
responsibilities included managing client relationships and projects,
developing and maintaining client information; formulating and implementing
appropriate business strategies, and identifying and cultivating prospective
I look forward to hear more about your efforts in development of a
supercluster on campus. More efforts are need to develop multi-disciplinary
teams that can bring the university, government and industry together.
Best of luck,
John Parfet, M.S., M.B.A., CSU Alumni '80
I graduated in 1990 w/ a B.S. in Microbiology and worked in small
food/soil/water testing labs for 2 years. I then worked for the
California Dept of Justice DNA Lab as a Criminalist. I am now at the
San Diego Sheriff's Crime Laboratory, working in Forensic Biology and
Narcotics (controlled substance analysis. I married a Criminalist from
the San Diego Police Dept lab, so guess what our kid will be. I miss
college but enjoy getting a paycheck.
Barbara (Bucknam) Burritt
Thank you for your recent "Dear Alumni and Friends" letter and the enclosed
MIP Newsletter. It's always fun to "catch up" whether by e-mail, newsletter,
Congratulations on the $38 million extramural support mark and on your many
other accomplishments. You and your colleagues have indeed amassed numerous
major accomplishments. I'm proud to be a CSU MIP alum!
Best wishes for your continued success,
D. Jay Grimes, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
The University of Southern Mississippi