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Fudge finishes UF medical school

Published Sep. 13, 2005

Dr. Marilyn Williams Fudge, daughter of Barbara J. Williams of St. Petersburg, graduated in May with research honors from the University of Florida College of Medicine, where she specialized in obstetrics and gynecology. She began residency training at Bayfront Medical Center on the first of July.

While in medical school, Dr. Fudge participated in the Student National Medical Association, Student Advocacy Committee and the Admissions Committee.

Dr. Fudge earned a bachelor of science degree in microbiology from the University of Florida and a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry from the University of South Florida. She also was selected to study in the M-Paths Program at Washington University in St. Louis.

While preparing for her medical entrance exam, Dr. Fudge taught sixth-grade science at 16th Street Middle School.

She is a past member of the Junior Sungoddess and the Sungoddess Courts sponsored by the St. Petersburg Suncoasters. The 1985 graduate of Lakewood High School also is a former student of the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg.

Jennifer Anne Ems, daughter of Joe and Dee Ems of St. Petersburg and granddaughter of Esther Ems, also of St. Petersburg, graduated from the University of Florida with honors.

She received a bachelor's degree in sociology and a minor in gerontology. She has accepted a position with State Farm Insurance Cos. as a claim representative.

Ems is a 1995 graduate of St. Petersburg High School International baccalaureate program.

Alana Jeanine McMahon, granddaughter of Helen M. Durbin of St. Petersburg, received a bachelor of arts degree magna cum laude in classics (Latin) from Harvard University at Cambridge, Mass.

Designated a John HarvardScholar and an Elizabeth Agassiz Scholar, McMahon was awarded the Classics Department Prize at graduation. Her honors thesis was titled The Art of Innuendo: Political Myth and Ovid's Metamorphoses Book Fifteen.

A four-year member of the women's fencing team, McMahon earned varsity letters in both foil and epee and was a starter on the Harvard squad that captured first place in women's epee at the 1997 Intercollegiate Fencing Association Championship.

She also served as an associate editor and writer for Harvard's Committee on Undergraduate Education Course Evaluation Guide and taught English as a second language to adult students.

Named a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar, McMahon will pursue graduate studies in classics at Balliol College of Oxford University in England beginning this fall.

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