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Oklahoma City metro-area achievers for March 19.
Oklahoman Published: March 19, 2014



•Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City turfgrass management graduate Zack London was chosen for a summer internship program with the U.S. Golf Association. He will spend a week with the association’s Mid-Continent Region director visiting several golf courses to learn about course management and style through the eyes of golf course superintendents. The internship is usually for students pursuing a master’s degree, but London’s professors felt he had key qualifications and experiences that would make him a good candidate. London graduated with his associate degree in turfgrass management last summer and transferred to OSU-Stillwater. He is scheduled to complete his bachelor’s degree in horticulture and landscape architecture in December 2015.

•The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation has chosen 12 students for its 2014 class of Sir Alexander Fleming Scholars.

Since it started in 1956, the Fleming Scholar Program has given more than 500 Oklahoma students a firsthand look at careers in medical research and medicine. As Fleming scholars, students will spend eight weeks working with OMRF researchers. Their projects will cover topics from autoimmune disease to cancer and heart disease. At the end of the program in late July, each scholar will give a presentation for OMRF’s scientific staff.

The Fleming Scholars, their hometowns and current schools are:

Lucas Adams, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Baptist University.

Sam Allen, Duncan, Duncan High School.

Lindsay Beck, Stroud, Stroud High School.

Tanner Bowen, Weleetka, Weleetka High School.

Jiali Dong, Edmond, Case Western Reserve University.

Kimberlea Harlow, Oklahoma City, Classen School of Advanced Studies.

Brandon Hubbard, Kingfisher, Oklahoma State University.

Teale Muir, Tulsa, University of Kansas.

Suparsh Parikh, Durant, University of Oklahoma.

Michael Ripperger, Norman, Norman High School.

Maria Thomas, Oklahoma City, University of Oklahoma.

Tyler Vasquez-Dorn, Chickasha, University of Rochester.

For more information on the Fleming Scholar Program, go to



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