Susan and the rest of the GKVF,

I would like to extend my gratitude and appreciation for helping support my undergraduate education over the last four years. I am more than thankful for the financial support from the foundation and I would not have been able to afford an education at the University of Charleston without your help.

I am eagerly anticipating graduation on April 24th, with a dual bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry. I have submitted several applications to graduate schools across the country, with the eventual hopes of pursuing a doctorate in neuroscience. After I get my degree, I hope to continue doing biomedical research for a pharmaceutical or biotechnical company.

Thank you for helping me achieve my goals. Merry Christmas!

– Shannon C. Lyons