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Senior Wins Award at VSSA Conference

Four students present papers and network at professional meeting

4/2/2007 10:00:54 AM


Margaret Krome-Lukens accepts an award for her paper.

LYNCHBURG — Four international studies students presented papers at the Virginia Social Science Association conference March 31 at the University of Richmond.

Margaret Krome-Lukens, a senior, won an award for her paper, "Non-Governmental Organization and Malian Agriculture: A Practical and Theoretical Examination of Development." Other students presenting papers included Eighmey Zeeck, Marie Petrmanova and Kelly Chapman.

The annual conference is designed to highlight research by both students and faculty across Virginia. Dr. Yacob Hailemariam, who taught at Norfolk State University for two decades and is now a political prisoner in Ethiopia and whose case has been taken up by Amnesty International, won the Distinguished Career Award. His wife and son were there to accept the award.

(left to right) Margaret Krome-Lukens, Associate Professor of Political Science Jennifer Abbassi, Chief Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court Leroy Rountree Hassell, Sr., and Eighmey Zeeck

(left to right) Kelly Chapman, Marie Petrmanova, Eighmey Zeeck, and Margaret Krome-Lukens

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