– Rebecca L. Williams, a student in Florida Tech’s biological oceanography master’s degree program, has earned a $4,000 David L. and Theresa G. Clayton
Fellowship. Williams, a resident of Van Buren, Ore., will apply the fellowship to expenses this spring semester.
David Clayton earned a master’s degree in ocean engineering at Florida Tech in 1983. Following graduation, he spent 16 years at Harbor Branch Oceanographic
Institution in various positions, including research and development manager. Today he is general manager of Vetrol Data Systems in Vero Beach.
Theresa “Terry” Clayton spent her professional career in education as an elementary teacher and specialist. She was employed for 26 years in the Indian
River County School District.
The Clayton fellowships are offered to support deserving graduate students in the Department of Marine and Environmental Systems (DMES). The fund is
endowed by gifts from the Clayton family.
DMES offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in oceanography, environmental science, ocean engineering and meteorology.