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Outstanding Roxbury student chosen to represent 1996 graduating seniors (Released: 5/14/96)

by Sherry Fisher, Office of University Communications.

STORRS, Conn. -- A student who has earned straight A s throughout her four years at the University of Connecticut will address University trustees, the University president, members of the faculty and administration, her fellow students and their parents when she steps to the podium May 18 as the 1996 senior class representative.

Anjli Garg of Roxbury will make her presentation to more than 2,800 undergraduates awaiting diplomas during UConn s Commencement ceremonies.

She was selected from among the University s top students for the ceremonial task by a faculty committee that examined grade-point averages, scholarly awards and exceptional scholarly achievements of graduating seniors.

The daughter of Surinder Garg and Sucheta Garg, the UConn student is a University Scholar, a Babbidge Scholar and an Honors Scholar. She has made the Dean s List every semester since coming to UConn as a freshman in 1992. Garg is a graduate of Shepaugh Valley High School in Washington, Conn.

To be named a Babbidge Scholar, a student must maintain a perfect grade-point average of 4.0 -- straight A s -- for two consecutive semesters of a calendar year.

As a University Scholar, she was one of 22 juniors selected in the fall of 1994 to participate in a program for motivated students who wish to pursue nontraditional paths of study of their own creation. Garg will graduate as a University Scholar, the highest academic honor UConn bestows on undergraduate students.

Garg s focus in political science was international relations. Through the University Scholar s program, she designed a course of study that combined political science, economics and statistical analysis. The focus of her senior thesis was European Union, in particular the political and economic aspects of integration.

Garg will attend New York University s School of Law in September.

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