The Suellen McAvoy Peluso ’77 Scholarship in the Natural Sciences Honors SUNY Purchase Professor Emeritus Lee Ehrman

Ehrman, who retired in 2020, was the first woman and the first biologist to receive a distinguished professor rank by SUNY in 1995. She graduated from Queens College with a BS in 1956 and then earned an MS and a PhD in genetics from Columbia University in 1957 and 1959, respectively.

Ehrman was also the very first professor appointed to teach at Purchase College in 1970, and Peluso was one of her students in only the second four-year class of the college in the fall of 1973.

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