Garland Student Receives Baylor Internship

June 10, 1996

WACO, Texas - Bach Tran, a senior biology major at Baylor University, has been awarded a summer internship at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest through the Exxon Community Summer Jobs Program.

During his internship, Tran will work in the biochemistry laboratory at the Retina Foundation, conducting analyses on biological samples for medical research on diseases of the retina. A resident of Garland, Tran is the recipient of the 1996 Folmar Scholarship for Biology Students at Baylor.

The Retina Foundation of the Southwest is an independent, nonprofit medical research institution founded in 1975. Its mission is to optimize sight by conducting research into understanding, preventing and treating blinding eye diseases.

The Exxon Community Jobs Program, administered by the Volunteer Center of Dallas County, provides full-time college students with summer internship positions to gain experience and encourage involvement within the nonprofit community. Exxon began this program 25 years ago, and in 1996, is providing grants in excess of $150,000 to fund internships at 75 community, cultural, and health service organizations in the Dallas area alone.

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