Thank you to Dr. Jane O’Donnell

Dr. Jane O’Donnell officially retired from her position as Invertebrate Collection Manager. Jane had been at UCONN for 39 years, completing her undergraduate and graduate degree before serving as collection manager. Jane distinguished herself by her unconditional commitment to the collection, providing numerous opportunities for undergraduates to acquire experiences in natural history collection management, leading a course on the role and significance of natural history collections and devoting her career to the preservation, accessibility and growth of the invertebrate collection. Jane has been an inspiration to all who had the chance to work with her. She will now focus more of her time to completing some of her outstanding projects on the systematics of the true bugs (i.e., Heteroptera). Thank you for your many years of exemplary service and best wishes, from everyone in the Biodiversity Research Collections.