Five SC State students awarded prestigious Eisenhower Fellowships

Friday, June 08, 2007

ORANGEBURG – James E. Clyburn University Transportation administrators successfully assisted in securing Dwight D. Eisenhower Fellowships for five SC State students.

The National Highway Institute Universities and Grants Program awarded 2007-2008 Dwight D. Eisenhower Fellowships to Aaron Haire, a junior biology major; Brandi Jennings, a senior Early Childhood Development major; Suntanna Johnson, a senior civil engineering technology major; Jalpa Patel, a senior mechanical engineering technology major; and Carl Williams, a senior business administration major.

The purpose of the Eisenhower program is to introduce students to the field of transportation and allow them to pursue a transportation related career. The Eisenhower recipients are required to conduct a major transportation-related research project and attend the Transportation Research Board annual meeting in Washington, D.C., in January 2008.

Each recipient received $5,000 to defray costs associated with tuition, travel and stipends.

For additional information, contact Jim L. Gordon at (803) 516-4692.