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Annual Pig Pickin with Alumni and an Egg Hunt

Annual Pig Pickin with Alumni and an Egg Hunt

Annual Pig Pickin with Alumni and an Egg Hunt

The annual pig pickin at Dr. Herman Staats home was extra special this year because 7 of our graduates returned as alumni to socialize with our current students, and we hosted an Easter Egg Hunt for all of the children!
Two boys review the contents of their Easter Egg Hunt haul.

Alumni and Faculty member Amy McNulty’s two boys found lots of eggs hidden around the property.

 

Corn hole is always a popular game at a cookout!

Group photo of Alumni and DGS with Duke T-shirts

Pathology PhD Program Alumni! From left to right, Amy McNulty, Nezzie Jones, Patrick Killela, Bill Diplas, Brandi Johnson Weaver, Xuhui Bao, Ching Heng Chou, Soman Abraham, (seated).

Patrick laughs while holding up the alumni t-shirt on Bill

Still crazy…Patrick and Bill having fun at the Annual Pig Pickin with current students, faculty, and alumni.

party goers gather under the shelter of the barn during a period of light rain

The annual Pig Pickin was almost rained out, but the barn provided shelter and warmth to carry on the party!

Students are enjoying time together outside the lab and classroom.

Students, Yuanfan, Byron, and Tina are enjoying time together outside the lab and classroom.

Having a wonderful time despite the chilly temperatures in early April, Meg and Claire share a laugh.

Having a wonderful time despite the chilly temperatures in early April, Meg and Claire share a laugh.

Program Alumnus and Director of Graduate Studies re-connecting

Program Alumnus Oliver Glass, and Program Director Soman Abraham enjoy catching up at the annual Pig Pickin in April 2019

Herman Staats is not just a research scientist, he is a master at creating NC BBQ!

Herman Staats is not just a Duke Research Scientist, he is a master at creating NC BBQ!

Ben Andress fills his plate with NC BBQ and all the traditional sides at the annual Pig Pickin.

Ben Andress preparing to dig into some NC BBQ and all the traditional sides at the annual Pig Pickin.

From Left, Ben, Laura, Jessica, Bill, Claire, and Michael gather for a group photo at the annual Pig Pickin in April 2019.

From Left, Ben, Laura, Jessica, Bill, Claire, and Michael gather for a group photo at the annual Pig Pickin in April 2019.