Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath (1979- )

Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, an immunologist, medical doctor, and policymaker, was named President and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) on June 1, 2020. She is the third chief executive of the world’s largest biotechnology advocacy group since its founding in 1993. In her role … Read MoreDr. Michelle McMurry-Heath (1979- )

Georgina Falú (1939- )

Georgina Falú Pesante, university executive, community organizer, professor, and Pan-Africanist, was born on April 23, 1939 in Santurce, Puerto Rico to María Magdalena “Malen” Pesante Santana, business owner and homemaker, and Juan “Juanín” Falú Zarzuela, civil rights activist. Her father created the League to Promote … Read MoreGeorgina Falú (1939- )

Malcolm CasSelle (1970- )

Entrepreneur and tech aficionado Malcolm CasSelle made and continues to make pioneering contributions to cutting-edge internet technology. Born March 22, 1970 on a farm near Allentown, Pennsylvania, CasSelle went from building with Legos and TinkerToys as a child to discovering computers in his local high … Read MoreMalcolm CasSelle (1970- )

Roderic Ivan Pettigrew (1951- )

Pioneering physician–physicist Roderic I. Pettigrew was born in Waynesboro, Georgia, on March 26, 1951, one of the three children of Dr. Cleveland W. Pettigrew, president of Fort Valley State University from 1973 to 1982, and the former Edwina l. Phinazee. An exceptional student at Monroe High School in Albany, Georgia, … Read MoreRoderic Ivan Pettigrew (1951- )