Chris Mayne to graduate from UWP

May 14, 2003

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2003_05_14_a.jpgPLATTEVILLE-This past Saturday, Christopher Mayne graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville after four years of studying and doing genetic research.

Mayne, a biology and chemistry major from Lancaster, chose the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to complete his undergraduate work for many reasons. Being from a small school, the smaller class sizes were consistent with the learning atmosphere at Lancaster High School.

"High school was where I became interested in biology and chemistry. Mr. Massy taught a bio-tech class that was very interesting and made me want to study more about it at UWP." Mayne also received a bio-technology and genetics minor from UWP.

Studying wasn't all that Mayne did at UWP. He started the UWP Optimist Club with a friend. The group worked with Platteville Optimist Club to help with many children's and community events.

Mayne also played football, basketball and softball intramurals during his free time.

Mayne has worked at Dick's Supermarket since he began attending UWP. This year, he was awarded the Wisconsin Grocer's Association Scholarship. He also received the UWP Leo Boebel Scholarship the last two years.

As part of an internship, Mayne worked with Dr. Ofulue a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During the internship Mayne tested genes, which were expressed from cows and how they compared to genes which were shown in plants.

After graduation, Mayne will be getting married this summer and next fall will head off to graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to get his doctorate in genetics. With this degree, he hopes to do research on genetics or teach genetics to college students.

Mayne is a 1999 graduate of Lancaster High School and the son of Gary and Terry Mayne.

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