Jodie Campbell, a University of Maryland student from Forestburgh, N.Y., lost a cousin to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and wanted to do something to help those who were most affected by the tragedies.

Campbell, with the help of fellow College Park student Dave Amdur, established a memorial scholarship fund for University of Maryland students who lost a parent or guardian in the attacks. Almost $40,000 has been raised, and four students have benefited.

"It started out Sept. 11, the same night I met Dave," Campbell said in a statement issued by the university. She said she went from "feeling so useless, to now being so proud of the University of Maryland community for coming together and helping students on our campus that need us."

Campbell, 21, who has been an intern for University Relations and worked in intramural sports, will receive her bachelor's degree in public relations on Sunday.

-- Willie Pugh

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