– Danielle Denise Carpenter, a student in Florida Tech’s meteorology master’s degree program, has earned a $5,127 David L. and Theresa G. Clayton
Fellowship. Carpenter, a resident of Pennsauken, N.J., will apply the fellowship to expenses this spring semester. She earned a bachelor’s degree in marine
science at Jacksonville University in May, 2004.
David Clayton received 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 Inc. in Vero
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