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ORISE Distributes NOAA Hollings Scholarships to Oceanic & Atmospheric Science Undergrads

July 17, 2006

Oak Ridge, Tenn.One hundred and one Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarships were recently awarded, at up to $8,000 each, to full-time junior and senior students for the 2006-2007 academic year. The program is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education on behalf of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The undergraduate scholarships, awarded in honor of Senator Hollings (South Carolina-D), who championed the creation of the NOAA and was among the most vocal of ocean advocates during his 36 years in Congress, are awarded annually to accredited college or university students interested in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology and education.

The purpose of the Hollings scholarship program is to increase public understanding and recruit and prepare students for public service careers or careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science.

Students are required to participate in a 10-week summer internship and attend the Hollings Scholarship Program conference at the completion of the internship.

The award recipients, representing 37 states including Alaska and Hawaii, are as follows:



Pfeiffer, Vera Whitney

Boston University

Kelly-Hankin, Kaitlin

Brandeis University

Greenbaum, Adam Joseph

Brown University

Rice, Derrek Joseph

Bucknell University

Morris, Christopher Jordan

Calhoun Community College

Rodriguez, Gabriel Eduardo

California State University

Carmichael, Shana Jennifer

California State University-Monterey Bay

Spencer, Hannah Elizabeth

Christopher Newport University

Calos, Stavros Efstratiou

College of William & Mary

Salisbury, Andrew John

Cornell University

Hoover, Kelli Jo

Eckerd College

Nosach, Courtney Rose

Eckerd College

Schmidt, Kimberly Erika

Eckerd College

Stoffa, Andrew Robert

Eckerd College

Widener, Daniel Lawrence

Eckerd College

Weston, Graham Stuart

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Phillips, Jessica Diane

Florida Gulf Coast University

Seiler, Jason Michael

Florida Institute of Technology

Boocock, Sean Thomas

Georgetown University

Simon, Julie Ann

Georgia Institute of Technology

Mitchell, Nicole Alicia

Hampton University

Wang, Yiming

Harvard University

Washburn, Frank Lloyd

Harvard University

Longonje, Yvette Momow

Howard University

Venable, Kar'retta

Jackson State University

Robinson, John Christopher

Big Sandy Community & Technical College

Coco, Patrick Nesbit

Louisiana State University

Zavatsky, Andrew Thomas

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Garristson, Emily Margaret

Miami University

Campbell, Allison B.

Michigan State University

Byers, Randall Lee

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Colesberry, Julian Thomas

Mt. Hood Community College

Bowker, Colleen Katharine

North Carolina State University

Dodson, Amos Granville

North Carolina State University

Rhodes, Michael Edward

North Carolina State University

Gobert, Sonya Rae

Northwest Indian College

Engerer, Nicholas Allen

Ohio University

Murnan, Matthew Lewis

Oklahoma City Community College

Brown, Sandi Ranita

Paine College

Sabbatelli, Thomas Andrew

Pennsylvania State University

Seroka, Gregory Nicholas

Pennsylvania State University

Michaud, Daniel Scott

Plymouth State University

Payer, Melissa D.

Plymouth State University

Pingree, Katherine Anne

Plymouth State University

Rennie, James Jared

Plymouth State University

Datla, Kirti

Rice University

Armbruster, Eric Russell

Saint Louis University

Kitasei, Saya Snow

Stanford University

Komaromi, William Anthony

SUNY-University of Albany

Shoop, Jonathan Bassett

Swarthmore College

Humbyrd, Chelsea Joy

Texas A&M University

Keenon, Shannon Michelle

Texas A&M University

Russell, Glenn Travis

Texas A&M University

Gaylord, Shonda Takia

The College of New Rochelle

Dean, Cayla Whitney

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Kilbourne, Byron Frank

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Vizza, Carmella

Tulane University

McGaha, Michelle Leigh

University of Alabama

Switzer, Jackson Reeves

University of Alabama

Whisenhunt, James Dylan

University of Alabama

Lowe, Crystal M.

University of Alabama

Hondolero, Dominic Emilio

University of Alaska-Fairbanks

Barnes, David Allen

University of Arizona

Vu, Elizabeth Tram-Anh

University of California-Berkeley

Biller, Dondra Victoria

University of California-San Diego

Morales, Noah Sebastian

University of California-Santa Barbara

Rye, Cassia Lane

University of Colorado

Sewell, Holly Lynn

University of Colorado

Sayers, Jennifer L.

University of Connecticut

Lopez, Jacqueline

University of Florida

Meiner, Melissa Ann

University of Hawaii at Hilo

Mullins, Stephanie Ann

University of Louisiana-Monroe

Johnson, Benjamin Katsuo

University of Maryland

Weiss, Joshua David

University of Massachusetts-Lowell

Gardell, Alison Marie

University of Miami

Williams, Nancy Louise

University of Miami

Eckstein, Jason Adam

University of Michigan

Mussoline, Sarah Elizabeth

University of Michigan

Ocko, Iissa Bonnie

University of Michigan

Heck, Colleen Cassidy

University of Missouri-Columbia

Sjobert, Jeremiah Paul

University of Nebraska

Vario, Chelsea Lynne

University of New Hampshire

Carley, Jacob Richard

University of North Carolina-Asheville

Harless, Amy Rebecca

University of North Carolina-Asheville

Waters, Charles Devans

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Cedzo, Ashley Michael

University of North Carolina-Wilmington

Hart, Katherine Marie

University of North Carolina-Wilmington

Landon, Marian Elena

University of North Carolina-Wilmington

Legatt, Rebecca Anne

University of North Dakota

Albright, Whitney Leann

University of Oklahoma

Baruth, Tristan Paul

University of Oklahoma

Tannahill, Christine D.J.

University of Oklahoma

Van Every, Mark Matthew

University of Oklahoma

D'lppolito, Corinne Kathleen

University of South Carolina

Hastings, Roxanne Hilary

University of South Florida

Chang, Jennifer Ann

University of Washington

Fridgen, Thaddeus Nelson

Valparaiso University

Stuckmeyer, Elizabeth Anne

Valparaiso University

Hyde, Stuart Thomas

Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Rosbrugh, Damion Ray

Windward Community College

Rath, Lara Ann

Wittenberg University

For more information on the Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program, visit

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