Monday, August 26, 2002


Medical student receives degree with honors

        Meredith Merz graduated cum laude with a doctorate of medicine from the Ohio State University College of Medicine.

        She is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society and received the Department of Otolaryngology Award. She is a first-year surgical resident at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

        The Lakota High School and Duke University graduate is the daughter of Pamela and Philip Merz of West Chester Township.

        Named to dean's list: Mechanical engineering major Melissa Brown was named to the dean's list all quarters of her freshman year at the University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering. She was also inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

        The Colerain High School graduate is the daughter of Rosie and Jim Brown of White Oak.

        Scholarship received: Jeffrey Ruwe, a recent graduate of St. Xavier High School, is an honorable-mention recipient of the Lloyd J. Banks Scholarship, funded by the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation. The scholarship, awarded to freshman children of Anthem associates, amounts to $5,000 toward college tuition and expenses.

        Jeffrey is the son of Peggy and Tom Ruwe of Bridgetown. Mrs. Ruwe is a senior accountant in the finance department of Anthem's Mason Office.

        Chemistry exams aced: Seven Hills Upper School chemistry students earned honors on the Ralph E. Oesper Chemistry Examinations of the Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society.

        Freshman Frederick Hall, of Milford, placed fourth among 220 students from 15 area high schools on the first-year exam.

        Junior Neeraj Singh, of Clifton, placed sixth among 95 students on the second-year exam, and was invited to participate in the qualifying examination for the National Chemistry Olympiad Team.

        Business honor won: Andy Rossi has received the Michael Cappa Scholarship awarded to a graduate of Stephen T. Badin High School who will pursue a business degree.

        Mr. Rossi will attend the University of Dayton in the fall. He is the son of Laurie Fields of Hamilton and Raymond Rossi of Clare, Mich.

        Call: 755-4165. Fax: 755-4150. Mail: Congrats, The Cincinnati Enquirer, 7700 Service Center Drive, West Chester, OH 45069.


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