May 2016

May 2016 Alumni E-Newsletter



Congratulations to the Nicholas Class of 2016!

On Saturday, May 14, 147 master’s students in our environmental management, forestry, science and Duke Environmental Leadership programs and 25 PhDs received their diplomas and joined the proud ranks of our Nicholas School alumni. Learn More >>



Reunited (at Duke and in Korea)…and it feels so good*

*with apologies to Peaches & Herb

On April 15-16, more than 80 Nicholas School alumni and their family members gathered in Durham for the Nicholas School’s second annual Alumni Reunion Weekend April 15-16, 2016. A wonderful time was had by all. Learn More >>


MEM’14 Sid Sharma Launches Kombucha Business

Within 18 months of graduating from the Nicholas School of the Environment, Sid Sharma (MEM ’14) was running his own business. Learn More >>



Student Teams Complete in Finals of Two National Competitions

Student teams from Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment recently competed in the finals of two national competitions. Learn More >>



Four NSOE Faculty Members Awarded Distinguished Professorship

Duke University has recognized four faculty members at the Nicholas School of the Environment with Distinguished Professorships. Learn More >>



Plastic Commencement Gowns Save 366,904 Bottles

As recipients of bachelor and master’s degrees gather this weekend to receive diplomas at commencement, their attire will look black, but it’ll be plenty “green.” Learn More >>



Andrew Read Named Director of Marine Lab

Andrew J. Read, the Stephen A. Toth Professor of Marine Biology at Duke, has been named director of the Duke University Marine Laboratory, effective July 1. Learn More >>



NSOE Triangle Area Alumni Network Advisory Board need your input!

The NSOE Triangle Area Alumni Network Advisory Board held an initial meeting the week of May 16th. The purpose of this group is to discuss and identify opportunities for meaningful interactions among alumni, student, faculty and staff in the Triangle area. Learn More >>


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