Two Earn Snowdon Fellowships at Florida Tech

MELBOURNE, FLA.–Teri Aking and Krystal Forgenie have each been awarded Edward W. and Lee Snowdon Fellowships at Florida Institute of Technology. Forgenie’s
award is $5,000 and Aking’s is $800. Aking also earned an Adm. Waters Fellowship of $4,200 for the spring semester.
Both are working on master’s degrees in environmental resource management through the university’s Department of Marine and Environmental Studies
Aking finished her bachelor’s degree in environmental resource management at the University of The West Indies. From Trinidad, her family has now moved to
Melbourne, Fla. Forgenie earned a bachelor’s degree from Florida Tech in environmental resource management. She also is from Trinidad.
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; they are matched by the F.W. Olin Foundation of New York. The awards, arranged by Erik Edward Joh, Esq., are offered to deserving DMES
graduate students, in perpetuity.
The Waters fellowships are for deserving DMES graduate students. The fund is supported by donations from the Waters family, DMES faculty, staff and
students, and by friends of the department.
The Department of Marine and Environmental Systems integrates the expertise and skills of scientists, engineers, and resource managers. DMES offers
undergraduate and graduate degrees in oceanography, environmental science, ocean engineering and meteorology.

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