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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Nov. 20, 2009

Samudzi presents at National Association for Gifted Children conference


Dr. Cleo Samudzi, dean of the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing, gave two presentations at the National Association for Gifted Children's 56th annual conference. The conference was Nov. 5-8 in St. Louis. The titles of the presentations were "A Prototype Special Program for Gifted High School Students" and "Early College for Science Talented Adolescents: A Best Option for Whom?"

Samudzi assumed responsibilities as dean of the Missouri Academy in 2004 and also was the founding director of Northwest's Honors Program from 2005 to 2008. Prior to joining the Missouri Academy, Samudzi served at the Missouri Department of Higher Education and was a professor of biochemistry and chemistry at the University of Missouri-Columbia and an associate scientist in molecular pharmacology at the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, Md. Samudzi received his bachelor's in biology and chemistry from Dakota Wesleyan University and his master's and Ph.D. in biological sciences/x-ray crystallography from the University of Pittsburgh.

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