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CCCCD To Host Primatologist Mireya Mayor

CCCCD To Host Primatologist Mireya Mayor

April 7, 2004 - Collin County Community College District's (CCCCD) Honors Institute invites you to hear the Honors 2004 Scholar-in-Residence, primatologist Mireya Mayor at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 20 in the John Anthony Theatre on the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. The event is free and open to the public.

Mayor is a resident correspondent and scientist for National Geographic's Ultimate Explorer. She is a leading primatologist engaged in genetic research on the Madagascar lemur and will speak on her explorations culminating in the discovery of a new species of lemur never before recorded by scientists. The Prime Minister of Madagascar created a new, natural refuge to preserve this newly discovered lemur.

Mayor has published in several prestigious venues including the International Journal of Primatology, the American Journal of Physical Anthropology and Molecular Ecology and Evolution. She is the winner of numerous awards and grants including the renowned Fulbright.

Collin County Community College District serves close to 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs in a wide range of disciplines. By offering intellectually stimulating learning opportunities, the Honors Institute attracts academically outstanding and highly motivated students who plan to transfer to universities after their studies at CCCCD.

For more information about the Honors Institute, call 972- 881-5803.