Six University of Miami Students Selected as 2010 NOAA/Ernest F. Hollings Scholars


MIAMI — August 20, 2010 — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that six University of Miami (UM) students were selected as 2010 NOAA/Ernest F. Hollings Scholars. UM recipients are among 119 Hollings Scholars selected from colleges and universities across the country. With six recipients, UM’s Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science was one of only two universities achieving this many prestigious grants this year. 

“We are very proud that the University of Miami has continued to expand its pool of Hollings Scholarship winners since the NOAA program was introduced five years ago,” said Dr. Will Drennan, professor and associate dean for undergraduate studies at UM’s Rosenstiel School.  “Our students rank consistently among the best university- and nation-wide; these scholarships are a recognition of their excellence and expertise.”

UM’s 2010 Hollings Scholars are:

Patricia Bruno '12, Marine Science major, and Ecosystem Science and Policy and Secondary Science Education minor
Collin Crecco '12, Marine Affairs and International Studies double major with minor economics
Jonathan Davis '12, Marine Science and Chemistry double major
Sara Johnson '12, Marine Science and Biology double major with minors in Chemistry, Biology and Anthropology
Lindsay Wickman '13, Marine Science and Biology double major with a minor in Chemistry
Juliet Wong '12, Marine Science, Biology and Geology triple major with a minor in chemistry

The Hollings undergraduate scholarships, awarded in honor of Senator Ernest F. Hollings (South Carolina-D) who championed the creation of NOAA and was among the most vocal of ocean advocates during his 36 years in Congress, are awarded annually to accredited college or university students interested in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology and education. The purpose of the Hollings Scholarship Program is to increase public understanding and recruit and prepare students for public service careers or careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science.

About the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School
The University of Miami is the largest private research institution in the southeastern United States. The University’s mission is to provide quality education, attract and retain outstanding students, support the faculty and their research, and build an endowment for University initiatives. Founded in the 1940’s, the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science has grown into one of the world’s premier marine and atmospheric research institutions. Offering dynamic interdisciplinary academics, the Rosenstiel School is dedicated to helping communities to better understand the planet, participating in the establishment of environmental policies, and aiding in the improvement of society and quality of life. For more information, please visit

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