SFLC Becomes Graduate Leadership and Development Committee (GLDC)
To better describe its purpose and mission, the Student Faculty Liaison Committee (SFLC), has changed its name to the Graduate Leadership & Development Committee (GLDC).
As the group has evolved over the years, its goals have grown beyond just serving as a student voice on faculty committees to include career and professional development events, scientific outreach to the community, departmental social events, recruiting the next class of Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB) students, and more.
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