Meteorology Student Earns Cocoa Beach Sail and Power Squadron Scholarship

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Da’Vel Johnson, from New Orleans, La., has been awarded a Cocoa Beach Sail and Power Squadron Richard H. Schnoor Memorial Scholarship for $1,000. A rising senior at Florida Institute of Technology, Johnson is an honor student and meteorology major in the Department of Marine and Environmental Systems.

Johnson, who maintains a 3.60 GPA, has received many other honors. He has earned a Florida Institute of Technology Scholarship, Resident Assistant Scholarship, and Delta Tau Delta New Member of the Year Award; he is vice president of that fraternity’s campus chapter. Johnson also belongs to the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.

He is currently a meteorology laboratory assistant in his department and a resident assistant, monitoring and mentoring 36 freshmen residents in a coed residence hall.

“Da’Vel is an excellent student, focused on learning and has a clear vision that he would like to work with people to protect life and property. I expect that he will serve the public admirably in the future as a weather forecaster and warning coordination meteorologist,” said DMES head and Professor George Maul.

The DMES, part of the College of Engineering, offers degree programs in coastal zone management, environmental sciences, marine science, meteorology, ocean engineering, Earth remote sensing, oceanography and environmental resource management. Its mission is to integrate these disciplines and related academic concentrations into interdisciplinary knowledge-based optimal solutions to vital contemporary issues through education, research and service.

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