Fall 2014 Field School Ends: Graduation Ceremony

|Fall 2014 Field School Ends: Graduation Ceremony

The Turkana Basin Institute Fall 2014 Field School ended last Sunday.

As part of this we held a graduation ceremony where students were presented by Dr Leakey to travelled to TBI to congratulate the students.

Dr Leakey and Dr. Sonia Harmand, the Archaeology Professor talk to students about their time at TBI

Dr Leakey and Dr. Sonia Harmand, the Archaeology Professor talk to students about their time at TBI

 

The last 10 weeks of the semester have flown by and the students were very excited about completing the Field School. Here are some photos of the students receiving their certificates from Dr Leakey:

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Maggie receives her certificate from Dr Leakey

 

TBI-Fall-FS-2014-Graduation-LR-Letty

Letty receives her certificate from Dr Leakey

Eloise receives her certificate from Dr Leakey

Eloise receives her certificate from Dr Leakey

 

Peter being congratulated by Dr Leakey

Peter being congratulated by Dr Leakey

Stacey being congratulated by Dr Leakey

Stacey being congratulated by Dr Leakey

Trisha being congratulated by Dr Leakey

Trisha being congratulated by Dr Leakey

Yan being congratulated by Dr Leakey

Yan being congratulated by Dr Leakey

Katie O'Brien being congratulated by Dr Leakey

Katie O’Brien being congratulated by Dr Leakey

Alex receives her certificate from Dr Leakey

Alex receives her certificate from Dr Leakey

Melina being congratulated by Dr Leakey

Melina being congratulated by Dr Leakey

Ned being congratulated by Dr Leakey

Ned being congratulated by Dr Leakey

Katie Porter being congratulated by Dr Leakey

Katie Porter being congratulated by Dr Leakey

Lucy being congratulated by Dr Leakey

Lucy being congratulated by Dr Leakey

Sara being congratulated by Dr Leakey

Sara being congratulated by Dr Leakey

Megan being congratulated by Dr Leakey

Megan being congratulated by Dr Leakey

The students were happy to have completed the Field School but also sad to be leaving Turkana after being there for the semester. Tom, the TBI mascot and friend to all was a bit sad to see the students getting ready to leave (but she is looking forward to a new group of students next year!)

Fall 2014 Field School Students!

Fall 2014 Field School Students!

Check back next year for the adventures of the Spring 2015 Field School!

By | 2017-01-04T18:04:51+00:00 November 21st, 2014|Field Schools|Comments Off on Fall 2014 Field School Ends: Graduation Ceremony

About the Author:

Hello! I'm Dino Martins, an entomologist interested in how insects keep the planet running, the biology of vectors and more broadly in the evolution of life and our role in a sustainable world. I teach for the Turkana Basin Field School and serve as the Academic Field Director and am a Research Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University.