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Four Lafayette biology graduates will return to campus to discuss their respective disciplines and help those considering a career in the field Monday.

Sponsored by Career Services, the event will begin with a 6 p.m. kick-off dinner in the Faculty Dining Room, Marquis Hall.

''Biology majors will be able to explore a variety of career paths by attending the discussion,'' says Alana Albus, assistant director of career services.

The panel is made up of Rick Gontarek '89, Jim England '64, Michael Pressman ‘91, and Al Ulrich '99.

Gontarek has been employed by GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals in Collegeville, Pa., for six years. As a senior investigator, he is involved with the research and development of medication that treats infectious disease. Gontarek earned a Ph.D. in biology from Johns Hopkins University and served as a postdoctoral research fellow at National Cancer Institute.

England has chaired the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine for 14 years. His primary duties include providing high-quality patient care, educating medical and graduate students and residents, and building a biomedical research program. Prior to settling at Drexel, England played key roles at University of Pennsylvania and Wistar Institute.

Ulrich works as a technical sales representative for Mallinckrodt Baker, Inc., a division of TycoHealthcare located in Phillipsburg, N.J. He is responsible for the sale of pharmaceutical raw materials and general laboratory chemicals to pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and biotech companies; colleges and universities; and environmental and industrial labs. He held medical and technical sales positions at Factory Authorized Medical Scope Repair and Macherey-Nagel.

A winner of Lafayette's George Wharton Pepper Prize, awarded annually to the senior ''who most nearly represents the Lafayette ideal,'' Pressman works to preserve biological diversity as a field representative for The Nature Conservancy in Long Pond, Pa. He earned a master's in regional planning from University of Pennsylvania in 1993 and found employment with 1,000 Friends of Minnesota, an organization that works on behalf of the state's citizens to protect the environment, and 4Everland Conservation Associates.

Those interested in attending the panel presentation should contact Career Services at x5115 to reserve a seat. A $10 refundable deposit is required.

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