– Adam T. Priest, of Bena, Va., has earned a $4,500 Edward W. and Lee Snowdon Fellowship. Priest is working toward a master’s degree in ocean engineering at Florida Institute of Technology. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington in 2000 and is a graduate of Gloucester High School in
The Snowdon Fellowships are funded by a gift of the Edward W. Snowdon and Lee Hill Snowdon Administrative Fund, and the Community Foundation for Palm Beach
and Martin Counties. The fellowships, arranged by Erik Edward Joh, Esq., are offered to deserving DMES graduate students, in perpetuity.
Priest also received a $2,500 Link Foundation Fellowship in Ocean Engineering. The Link fellowship was established in 1997 after Florida Tech received a
$25,000 endowment gift from the Link Foundation.
The Link and Snowdon endowment funds have been matched by gifts from the F.W. Olin Foundation of New York. DMES offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in oceanography, environmental science, ocean engineering,
meteorology, coastal zone management and environmental resource management.