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Mount Airy student named to dean's list at Thomas Jefferson University

Marissa Dorsey, of Mount Airy, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at Thomas Jefferson University, in Philadelphia. She is studying occupational therapy.

Georges Rizk, of Sykesville, participated in the Summer Scholars Program in Biology and Biomedical Research at Washington University in St. Louis. Rizk, who was one of 24 Summer Scholars this year, will be a freshman at the university this fall.

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The seven-week Summer Scholars program offers students the opportunity to get a head start on scientific research and their college careers. The program is designed to meet the needs of interested students from a variety of backgrounds, providing accessible, yet challenging research opportunities.

Mo Huang, of Ellicott City, received a Florence Moog Fellowship in Biological Sciences and Chemistry at Washington University, in St. Louis. Huang, one of only four Moog Fellows this year, will be a freshman in the university's College of Arts and Sciences this fall.

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The fellowship is awarded to incoming students in the College of Arts and Sciences who plan to pursue undergraduate majors in biochemistry and molecular biology, biology or chemistry. The award is for full tuition with a $1,000 stipend and is renewable for each year four years.

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