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Szemak with fish.

Student wins Muter scholarship

Winner’s goal is to address environmental concerns impacting marginalized communities

Contact: Gary H. Piatek


Magkena Szemak, a Central Michigan University junior honors student majoring in environmental science in the College of Science and Engineering, has been chosen a winner of the John A. Muter Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarship recognizes college undergraduates who are committed to engaging new audiences and new generations with Michigan's natural resources and outdoor heritage.

Szemak, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, is minoring in community health and plans to bring her major and minor together to address environmental health concerns impacting marginalized communities.

At Central, Szemak conducts research and community outreach efforts with the Institute for Great Lakes Research. Her other leadership roles include being a counselor for the 4-H Great Lakes & Natural Resources Camp in Presque Isle, Michigan, and vice president of scouting and youth services for the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity at CMU.


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