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College Park Scholars Welcomes Executive Director Marilee Lindemann

Marilee Lindemann begins as Executive Director of College Park Scholars July 1.
Marilee Lindemann will begin her role as executive director of College Park Scholars, effective July 1. Lindemann joins Scholars as an associate professor of English and the founding director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Program in the Office of Undergraduate Studies.

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Executive Director Greig Stewart to Retire June 30

Greig Stewart celebrates with Dean Donna Hamilton during a party in his honor on May 13.
College Park Scholars Executive Director Greig Stewart will retire from his 12-year appointment on June 30 as the community looks toward its 20th anniversary. 

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First Annual Scholars Cup Raises $4300 for Children’s Charities

Public Leadership wins the 17th Annual “Step Up to Bat for Kids” Charity Softball tournament on May 10.
College Park Scholars students and alumni raised more than $4,300 for twelve children’s charities during the first annual student-run Scholars Cup.

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Class Awards $10K to Support Children with Cancer

Students in the College Park Scholars Public Leadership program and the Honors College awarded a total of $10,000 to the Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy and the Hope for Henry Foundation as part of their “Art and Science of Philanthropy” course this spring.

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Scholars Hosts Record-Breaking Academic Showcase

 Kristen Axtell discusses her award-winning project with President Wallace D. Loh at the 18th Annual Academic Showcase.
A record number of College Park Scholars students presented their capstone projects to the University of Maryland community during the 18th Annual Academic Showcase in Cole Student Activities Building on May 9.

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Life Sciences Director Honored for Creative Instruction

Reid Compton with Dean Jayanth R. Banavar (left) and Board of Visitors Chair Thomas Snitch from the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences.
The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences awarded College Park Scholars Life Sciences program director Reid Compton the Board of Visitors’ Creative Educator Award during its Spring Academic Festival on May 2.

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12 Scholars Inducted Into ODK and PKP Honor Societies

Twelve College Park Scholars alumni received recognition for their outstanding academic achievements and on-campus contributions at induction ceremonies for two prestigious honor societies.

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New York Times Columnist Delivers Annual Hellman Lecture

Carl Zimmer delivers the 4th Annual Lee Hellman Lecture on April 30.
New York Times science writer and author Carl Zimmer engaged students with a talk about parasite behavior as the speaker at the 4th Annual Lee Hellman Lecture last Wednesday.

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Hollings Scholarship Awarded to Life Sciences Scholar

Life Sciences sophomore Robert Lukin earned a Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Robert Lukin, a sophomore in the College Park Life Sciences program, has been awarded a prestigious Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the 2014-15 academic year. 

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IS Alumni Receive Boren, Fulbright Awards

Alumni of the College Park Scholars International Studies program have earned national scholarships and fellowships to study abroad next year. 

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GPH Alum to Represent UMD at Undergraduate Research Conference in Shanghai

College Park Scholars Global Public Health program alumnus Brooks Leitner has been selected to represent the University of Maryland at the Universitas 21 undergraduate research conference in Shanghai, China this summer. 

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