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November 23, 2008

Tara Brown of Big Pool graduated from St. Mary's College of Maryland with a bachelor of arts degree in biology and a minor in history.

Her St. Mary's project was completed in history, titled "Are We Degenerate from Our Ancestors?: Southern Views of the Founding Fathers in the Civil War." The project culminated in a presentation to the faculty of the history department.

Tara was also a member of Beta, Beta, Beta, the National Biological Honor Society.

During her time at St. Mary's, Tara was active in student government and student activities. During her sophomore year, she served as secretary of the student government. As a junior, she served as president of the student government, serving on board of trustees committees, including the building and grounds committee and enrollment and student affairs committee.

During her senior year, she served as the student activities programs assistant, serving as co-chair of the World Carnival committee, a celebration of diversity and as chair of the senior gala committee. In addition, she also served as an orientation leader for incoming freshmen for three years and as a member of the student judicial board. She was also a member of the dance club and College Republicans.

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Tara is completing a two-year academic research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., working for the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Tara plans to pursue a medical degree in fall 2010.

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