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Biological science students honored

May 14, 1998

KALAMAZOO -- Ten outstanding students recently honored by the Western Michigan University Department of Biological Sciences. The students received the awards at a departmental spring luncheon.

KEY: State, city, student's name, hometown street address. Name of award(s) and description of award(s).

MICHIGAN--

BIG RAPIDS -- Susan K. Heidemann, 18850 Winding Brook Place. Margaret Thomas DuMond Award, a $500 award given to an upper-class biology or biomedical sciences major who has demonstrated outstanding potential for a career in biological sciences. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. The award honors WMU alumna Margaret Thomas DuMond.

HARBOR SPRINGS-- Christine M. Kolinski, P.O. Box 4580. Hazel Wirick Scholarship, a $1,000 award given by the Federated Garden Clubs of Michigan Foundation to an upper-class biology major with a project in the area of botany or ecology. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5.

KALAMAZOO-- Scott B. Cross, 6065 E. San Gabriel Drive. Distinguished Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student, a $100 award given to a student who has completed the requirements for a master of arts degree in biomedical sciences within the last year and who has shown outstanding research productivity.

Lauren A. Fitch, 2300 Angling Road. Distinguished Preprofessional in Biological Sciences, a $100 award given to the student deemed by faculty to be the outstanding biology or biomedical sciences major in a preprofessional curriculum. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5.

Michele M. Richards, 515 Stockbridge Ave. Hazel Wirick Scholarship, a $1,000 award given by the Federated Garden Clubs of Michigan Foundation to an upper-class biology major with a project in the area of botany or ecology. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5.

LANSING-- Jennifer L. Fuentes, 408 Theo. Distinguished Senior in Biomedical Sciences, a $100 award given to an outstanding senior biomedical sciences major with a minimum grade point average of 3.5.

NASHVILLE-- Devon Durkee, 6220 Hager Road. William Follis M.D. Scholarship, a $500 award for the academic year (one-half given in the fall and one-half during the winter, provided the student is still a full-time student with no academic restrictions) given to an incoming full-time freshman biological sciences major admitted in good standing.

PORTAGE-- Mark D. Hammond, 10534 S. Westnedge. Distinguished Biology Graduate Student, a $100 award given to a student who has completed the requirements for a master of arts degree in biology within the last year and who has shown outstanding research productivity.

Barbara R. Heard, 7364 Hampstead Lane. Distinguished Senior in Biology, a $100 award given to an outstanding senior biology major with a minimum grade point average of 3.5.

WATERFORD-- Briana Jackson, 1161 Otter Ave. Merrill Wiseman Award in Microbiology, a $100 award named in honor of Merrill Wiseman, a distinguished professor who was on the biological sciences faculty for 40 years, and made to an outstanding student in the field of microbiology.

Media contact: Ruth Stevens; ruth.stevens@wmich.edu


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