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GLIN==> MSU graduate student wins Ratza Memorial Scholarship



The Great Lakes Commission is pleased to announce that Ivona Lerman, a
master's student in Environmental Journalism at Michigan State
University (MSU), is the winner of the 2000 Carol A. Ratza Memorial
Scholarship.

http://www.glc.org/announce/00/lerman00.html

A native of Zagreb, Croatia, Lerman holds a bachelor's degree in Marine
Biology from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla. Her previous work
includes positions with the University of Natural Sciences in Zagreb,
Florida's Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and as a freelance
photojournalist. At MSU, Lerman is editor of the EJ News, newsletter of
the Environmental Journalism Program, and maintains the program's web
site.

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The scholarship is in memory of Carol A. Ratza, a veteran employee of
the Great Lakes Commission and a dedicated advocate for the protection
of the Great Lakes. Carol created and led numerous influential
communications projects, the most notable being the Great Lakes
Information Network (http://www.great-lakes.net/) and the Great Lakes
Regional Air Toxic Emissions Inventory
(http://www.glc.org/air/air3.html). To honor her vision, the Carol A.
Ratza Memorial Scholarship was established at the Great Lakes Commission
to provide support for students interested in information technology and
the Great Lakes. The annual scholarship is open to high school seniors
and returning students enrolled full-time at a Great Lakes college or
university. If you would like to contribute to the scholarship fund or
to request an application, direct correspondence to Mike Donahue at the
Great Lakes Commission, 400 Fourth St., Ann Arbor, MI 48103; phone
734-665-9135; mdonahue@glc.org.

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