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Katrina Dix, Bennett College for Women

Katrina Dix, Class of 2010, majored in chemistry. She was featured in "Who's Who Among American College Students", and made both the Honors and Dean's List during her career at Bennett. Katrina was also a member of the chemistry club, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and Beta Kappa Xi Scientific Honors Society. Katrina currently works for a laboratory company in Los Angeles.



Taler Jefferson, Bennett College for Women

Taler Jefferson, Class of 2010, is currently pursuing her master's degree in biology at Hampton University. While at Bennett, Taler participated in the "Making a Difference in Nursing" program at Duke University, where she gained hands-on experience working on a research project in neuroscience. Taler also participated in the Pharmacy Technician Training Initiative (PTTI) at North Carolina A&T University. Outside the classroom, Taler found time to mentor, and serve as an ambassador intern to the Black College Fund, raising funds for eleven historically black colleges and institutions.


Ebonie McNeil, Bennett College for Women


Ebonie McNeil was an LSAMP scholar until her senior year, when she received a scholarship from the U.S. Department of Defense. A math/computer science major, Ebonie worked for AmeriCorps (Office of Black Child Development Institute, Greensboro, NC) to support herself during college, and tutored through the Spirit of Excellence Tutorial Program. Ebonie is currently a computer scientist at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command.



Lanisha Brown, Bennett College for Women

Biology major Lanisha Brown conducted research during the summer between her sophomore and junior years, at the Organization for Tropical Studies in Costa Rica. In 2009, she attended the Annual Biomedical Research Research Conference for Minority Students in Phoenix, Arizona. Lanisha presented her research, Damage and Mortality of Leaflets of Nephrolepis brownii ferns (Lomariopsidaceae) at both the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNURCS) and the VA-NC Alliance 2010 Symposium. In addition, Lanisha conducted a workshop presenting principles of chemistry to middle school girls during Bennett's 2009 Girls Making It In Science Day.


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