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by Patricia A. Cunniff, Dean of Sciences, Mathematics, and Health Technology

On Monday, October 28, 2002, the Sciences, Mathematics, and Health Technology Division honored its Student Stars: eighteen outstanding academic students whose pictures will grace the atrium of Chesapeake Hall.  Their majors range from nursing, radiography, nuclear medicine technology, pharmacy, medicine, biology, science teaching, chemistry, and nutrition, to mathematics and engineering.  Each Student Star was given the opportunity to invite their family, friends, and employers to this event.  An audience of over 175 heard Dr. Ronald A. Williams, president, bring greetings from the college.  Dr. Vera Zdravkovich, vice president for Instruction, gave remarks attesting to her support of recognition events for academic excellence. Dr. Patricia A. Cunniff, dean of Sciences, Mathematics, and Health Technology, recognized each Student Star and presented each with a gift from the division.

Many of these Student Stars participated in grant-funded research this past summer at UMCP, UMBC, and Howard University.  Their photographs were taken in their research labs at the senior institutions.  Other Student Stars were photographed at government laboratories, clinics, and hospitals where they are now employed.  Under each photograph in the atrium is a brief biographical sketch of the student being honored.  Dr. Margaret C. Ryan, professor emeritus, department of Biological Sciences, took the photographs.

In addition to the 18 Student Stars, all PGCC students who have received the prestigious National Science Foundation CSEMS Scholarships, valued at over $3,000 per year, were recognized.  
Jack Bailey, coordinator of Engineering Program, PGCC, and June Fordham, professor of Computer Information Systems, made these presentations


The Instructional Area Newsletter, Volume 18, No. 2

Spring 2003