Congratulations to Teaching Professor Dr. Jean DeSaix, who was recently honored by the Department of Biology for her many years of service and teaching excellence. Current and former colleagues, friends, family, and students were all able to share their appreciation for her years of dedication to UNC and to the Department of Biology. Also in attendance were UNC Chancellor Carol A. Folt, UNC College of Arts & Sciences Dean Kevin Guskiewicz, and Senior Associate Dean Christopher Clemens. Additionally, the “Jean DeSaix Excellence in Teaching Fund” has been established to recognize Dr. DeSaix’s outstanding contributions to the department and the students whose lives she has touched. This fund will provide professional development awards for teaching faculty, and excellence awards to undergraduate and graduate students who support our teaching mission. Donations to the fund may be made online through the Arts & Sciences Foundation.