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APS Foundation names student travel award recipients

American Phytopathological Society

St. Paul, Minn. (November 3, 2003) - The American Phytopathological Society (APS) Foundation recently presented 16 student members with the 2003 student travel awards. Each award recipient received $400 from the APS Foundation to help them attend the APS Annual Meeting, August 2003, in Charlotte, N.C.

The travel awards are designed to help students studying in the field of plant pathology present their work, either in an oral or poster presentation, at the society's annual meeting.

The 2003 student travel award recipients include:

Leonardo De La Fuente, Washington State University; Jennifer Schaff, North Carolina State University; Fabricio Rodrigues, University of Florida; Miguel Vega-Sanchez, Ohio State University; Burton Bluhm, Purdue University; Glenn Colburn, University of Florida; Archana Vasanthakumar, University of Wisconsin; Nathan Reyna, University of Arkansas; Claudia Nischwitz, University of Idaho; Johan Kers, Cornell University; Tiffany Henneberger, University of Georgia; Margot Becktell, Cornell University; Kimberly Linholm, Kansas State University; Megan Kennelly, Cornell University; Anne Halgren, Oregon State University; Heather Melidossian, Cornell University.

More information about the awards and the APS Foundation can be found at http://www.apsnet.org/foundation. The American Phytopathological Society (APS) is a non-profit, professional scientific organization dedicated to the study and control of plant disease with 5,000 members worldwide.

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