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Higher education

Published May 23, 2007


Matthew Dail Howell, son of Gail Howell of St. Petersburg, graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Florida, Tampa campus, with a bachelor's degree in biology and English literature.

Howell was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society, and he made the dean's list of scholars.

He graduated from St. Petersburg High School's International Baccalaureate program in 2003.

Howell will attend graduate school at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, where he will study medicine and pursue his Ph.D in toxicology.

Sylvia K. Kapous, daughter of Janice and George Kapous of St. Petersburg, graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in public administration and a minor in criminal justice.

A 2004 graduate of St. Petersburg High school, Kapous received scholarships to attend the sixth annual Central Florida Community Partners Nonprofit Conference and the first annual Changing Faces of Public Administration Conference.

She was a founding member and vice president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, collegiate chapter, and a member of the UCF public administration organization. She attended Tallahassee with the public administration group to meet the Florida Legislature.

Kapous was a volunteer youth soccer coach and will attend graduate school in the fall, where she will pursue a master's degree in public administration.

Nicole E. Fauri, daughter of Nancy Fauri of St. Petersburg, graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor's degree in social work.

She attended the criminal justice program at Pinellas Park High School in Largo and received the Bright Futures Scholarship and the Arthur Andersen Scholarship for two years running.

Fauri was also a member of the National Scholars Honor Society and was an intern for the Victims Assistance Program at the State Attorney's Office in Tallahassee.

She was a volunteer at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, where she assisted with adult day care. Fauri is studying social work in the graduate program at the University of Texas in Austin.

Heather J. Jennings, daughter of Bonnie and Doug Jennings of St. Petersburg, graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Va., with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in exercise and sports studies.

Jennings received the Jefferson Cup for competing and being a member of the swimming and softball teams during all four years of college.

She also was a member of the student-athlete committee and was a student-athlete mentor.

Jennings volunteered at Maximo Elementary School and for Habitat for Humanity. Also a 2002 graduate of Lakewood High School, she plans to pursue a career in child psychology or as a Hawaiian underwater videographer.

[Last modified May 22, 2007, 20:10:42]

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