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Allston-Brighton students share $25k in Genzyme biotechnology scholarships

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  September 9, 2013 09:00 AM

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Allston Site Head Pat O’Sullivan and Ann Faldetta, Facilities Training Manager, who has been involved with the scholarship since its inception, mingled with the students and their families before handing out the awards.

The following is an announcement from the Allston-based Genzyme Corporation:

Genzyme has been awarding the Genzyme Corporation Biotechnology Scholarship to graduating seniors or college students studying life sciences and who live in the Allston-Brighton community since 1993. More than $357,000 in scholarships has been awarded since the program's founding.

This year, $25,000 in scholarships was shared among four recipients, three of whom have previously received this scholarship. Congratulations to the following students:

• Jeffrey Yu, a Biology major at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, recently studied abroad at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Jeffrey is a photographer for his school’s newspaper and a volunteer for the Students Health and Welfare Centers Organization.
• Jennifer Wu is a Neuroscience major at Boston University. This past spring, she also took a Medical Technician course, and has a work study position as an IT Assistant with BU’s College of Communications. In addition, Jennifer devotes time as a Boston Public Schools Math volunteer and volunteers for the Greater Boston Food Bank.
• Samantha Prince, a Nursing student at Boston College, recently studied abroad in Australia, in addition to completing clinical rotations at both Brigham and Women’s Hospital and at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. When she’s not in class or at a hospital, she is a privately employed Home Health Aide, caring for an 88-year-old man living alone with limited mobility and short-term memory loss.
• Kathleen dePierro just graduated from Mount Alvernia High School with First Honors and will be entering North Carolina State University as an Animal Science major in the fall. Kathleen is an active volunteer at the Animal Rescue League of Boston.

On August 13, the 2013 scholarship recipients visited Genzyme’s Allston Landing Facility for a reception to honor their achievements. During the reception, Pat O’Sullivan, Vice President and Allston Site Head, remarked, “Encouraging young adults to pursue careers in life sciences is so important because you are the future – for our company, our industry and our patients. I’m proud to work for a company that so actively supports local students in pursuing their dreams in this area.”

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