Following a national search, UGAMI has hired Damon Gannon, academic professional, to develop and provide oversight of the Institute’s residential instructional programs for university students. This position directly addresses the Institute’s strategic priority to strengthen educational opportunities for undergraduates. Damon received his Ph.D. at the Duke Marine Lab and was a postdoctoral scientist at Mote Marine Lab. He has served as the director of the Bowdoin Scientific Station on Kent Island for the past eight years, and has taught undergraduate courses in biology and ecology. He is currently the vice president of the Organization of Biological Field Stations. Damon’s appointment begins July 1, and he and his wife, Janet, will be living at UGAMI in Shell Hammock. We are delighted!