Hello, everybody! I’m really looking forward to celebrating 50 years of Biocore with friends, colleagues, and former students! I hope to see many of you at the celebration, but if you can’t be here, please let us know what you are doing now. I feel very fortunate to have been part of this amazing program for the majority of my career. What a great team! I retired in 2002 but have kept in touch and have been volunteering with the Lakeshore Nature Preserve, including the Biocore Prairie, ever since. Our first two grandchildren were born in 2012 13 hours apart on opposite coasts and now they each have a little brother. We are thrilled to be able to spend lots of time with them even though they live so far away.