Paul Naik has been named Cal State San Bernardino’s College of Natural Sciences Alumnus of the Year.
The school’s highest alumni award “recognizes professional and scientific achievements of former students, showcasing how they have leveraged their undergraduate education to positively impact the world and enrich lives,” according to a statement on the school’s website.
Naik, who graduated in 1990 with a degree in biology and chemistry, is an executive with Seattle Genetics, a biotechnology company.
“My Cal State degree started me on a path toward and enabled me to be a contributing member of the exciting new world of biotechnology,” Naik said in a statement. “Over more than two decades, I’ve had the privilege of seeing firsthand on a daily basis basic scientific knowledge being transformed into life-saving medicines.”