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Clark Scholar in Biological Sciences Named

05/11/2009

 MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology student Jennifer Marie Jackman received the Dr. Kerry Bruce Clark Endowed Scholarship in Marine Biology. She earned the award for her strong academic record, and her involvement in research at Bodega Marine Laboratory and in laboratories run by Florida Tech professors.

A junior in marine biology, Jackman is the treasurer of the Tri-Beta National Biological Honor Society, vice president of marketing and director of philanthropy of the Alpha Phi International Fraternity, and a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. In addition to her academic career, she donates free time in various community service endeavors. Jackman, originally from Texas, also received Florida Tech’s Outstanding Junior Award in the Department of Biological Sciences last year.

Kerry Bruce Clark was a member of the Florida Tech biological sciences faculty from 1971 until his death in 1999. A full professor, he was named a 1996 Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in honor of his work documenting rare species of sea slugs. His research on mollusks, marine ecology, psychological ecology and biodiversity was widely published in scientific journals.

The scholarship is awarded annually to a Florida Tech undergraduate marine biology student who shows promise to achieve excellence in a career related to marine biology. Jackman, the tenth recipient, was publicly recognized on April 30 during the Honors Convocation in the Gleason Performing Arts Center on campus.

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