July 17, 2008

Zainab Okolo, a 2008 alumna of the Family Science undergraduate program, received the 2008 "Undergraduate Outstanding Student Paper Award" from the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). This national honor recognizes Zainab's excellent study of the hunger and eating behaviors of 350 low-income, predominantly African American children and youth in Baltimore City. Her project has important implications for food and nutrition programs and public policy. Zainab will receive her award at NCFR's 2008 Annual Meeting in Little Rock in November. She will begin a graduate program in marriage and family therapy at Syracuse University this fall.

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