Five Florida Tech International Students Are Johnston Scholars

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Five Florida Tech students earned $2,500 Wilbur Dean Johnston International Student Scholarships. The awards were presented at the university’s 2007 Honors Convocation in April.

Recipients are undergraduates Rong Li from China, an electrical engineering major; Medhane Mesgena from Ethiopia, a physics major; Eugenio Panero from Italy, a computer science major; and twin sisters Christine and Charmaine Flemming from Barbados, chemical engineering and mathematical science majors, respectively.

The scholarship was founded by Dr. Mary Helen McCay, Florida Tech College of Engineering research professor, in memory of her father, Wilbur Dean Johnston. Johnston was a strong advocate for higher education and of providing opportunities for the higher education of students from foreign countries.
The International Student Scholarship Committee selects scholarship recipients. They must be residents of foreign countries and full-time students, hold at least a 3.85 grade point average, and have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours.

LEFT TO RIGHT: Eugenio Panero, Rong Li and Medhane Mesgena.

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