If it happened to Noelle LoConte at Illinois, odds are it happened at the Natural History Building.
That’s where the future medical oncologist and University of Wisconsin associate professor took classes, held a job and made lifelong friends, among other things.
“I was in a very small major — Honors Biology — which had many of its classes in NHB, and I also worked there as a lab assistant and it was also one of my favorite places to study,” LoConte (BS ’96) says from Madison.
“Honors Biology was an incredible program which could not have prepared me better for a career in academic medicine. I remain good friends with many of my classmates in this major to this day. I also reflect often on the lessons I learned about how to answer scientific questions and how to perform research.
“I felt completely engaged within my major that made a very large institution feel much more intimate and supportive.”