Florida Tech Student Earns Environmental Studies Fellowship

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Krystal C. Forgenie, Florida Institute of Technology student working toward a master’s degree in environmental resource management, was
awarded a $1,000 Kimley-Horn-Don Beccasio Fellowship. Forgenie, of Maraval, Trinidad, earned her bachelor’s degree from Florida Tech in business and
environmental studies. She intends to focus on managing the sustainability of water resources for her master’s thesis topic.
Forgenie currently works for the City of Vero Beach, Fla., as a geographic information systems intern. She has also been an intern at the Brevard County
Board of County Commissioners, Natural Resources Dept. in Viera, Fla., where she earned an Outstanding Volunteer Award in 2005.
Transportation planners and traffic operations experts founded the consulting firm of Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. of Raleigh, N.C., in 1967. Don
Beccasio, a longtime employee of Kimley-Horn, promoted the development of consulting expertise in environmental systems. Upon his death, the company
established the fellowship in his name for graduate students pursuing environmental studies who are interested in a career in environmental
The fellowship is awarded annually. Students applying must submit a one-page essay on the role of environmental consultants in providing optimal solutions
to vital contemporary issues. Selection is based on the essay and the applicant’s academic record.

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