Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient of 2003. Maria Alma Solis, Ph.D. is a research entomologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Smithsonian Institution. Texas Southmost College Alumna ’75
"Texas Southmost College introduced me to the world of science and I would not be where I am today if it were not for the early guidance and inspiration from my college professors from. I was very lucky to have chosen to attend TSC."
Maria Alma Solis is a research entomologist with the United States Department of Agriculture at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. She is one of the world’s foremost experts on a little known family of moths.
Solis earned an Associate of Arts degree from TSC in 1976. She went on the University of Texas at Austin and earned a bachelor and masters degree in chemistry. She received her doctorate from the University of Maryland at College Park.
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