Upper Marlboro Student

Graduates From Princeton

Hasina Hamilton Outtz, 22, of Upper Marlboro has received a bachelor's degree in molecular biology from Princeton University. Outtz studied with 1995 Nobel Prize winner Eric Wieschaus. While at Princeton, she received the Mellon Minority Undergraduate Fellowship, was a regional finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship and participated in a microbiology workshop held in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Outtz was captain of the women's varsity track and field team, was given Academic All-Ivy honors in 2002 and 2003, and was named most valuable performer for the track team. This year, she received the Nancy Kramer Women's Track Award, given to a member of the Princeton team who has contributed the most through perseverance, dedication and leadership. Before continuing her pursuit of master's and doctorate degrees, Outtz is working in research at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York.

A 6th Associate's Degree

Plus Master's for Senior

John Grady, 79, of Largo graduated again from Prince George's Community College, receiving an associate's degree in biology. In the past 30 years, Grady has completed more than 400 credit hours at the college. He has also received associate's degrees in nursing, real estate, art, computer science and engineering from the college, and earned a certificate in ornamental horticulture. Grady recently graduated from Washington Theological Union as well, receiving a master's degree. A native of Australia, he came to the United States to track satellites for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. He also worked at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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