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Progressive program student Lindsay Herlihy ‘11 has been awarded a $300 student research grant from the Lake Champlain Research Consortium (LCRC) to support her project titled “Determining the Presence & Prevalence of Borrelia Burgdorferi In Peridomestic Birds in Poultney, Vermont.” For the project, to be completed as part of her honors thesis, Lindsay will be banding birds and testing them to determine their role as potential carriers of Lyme Disease. As part of the LCRC grant, Lindsay will present her research at the LCRC Student Symposium scheduled for spring 2010.

GMC student Ryan Dixon was one of 50 students from across the United States to earn an honorable mention from the Morris K. Udall Foundation for its 2009 scholarship program. Dixon is a student in GMC's Progressive Program.

This year’s honorees include 80 Udall Scholars and 50 honorable mentions chosen from among 515 candidates nominated by 233 colleges and universities. The foundation selects award winners on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment, health care or tribal public policy; leadership potential; and academic achievement. Ryan joins peers from institutions including Princeton University, Williams College and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Morris K. Udall Foundation is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1992 to honor Congressman Udall’s legacy of public service. Udall served in the House for nearly three decades and showed a strong commitment to the environment and Native American rights.

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