Five University of Miami Students Selected as 2011 NOAA/Ernest F. Hollings Scholars


MIAMI — April 20, 2010 — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that five University of Miami (UM) students were selected as 2011 NOAA/Ernest F. Hollings Scholars. UM recipients are among 105 Hollings Scholars selected from colleges and universities across the country.

“We are very proud that the University of Miami continues to annually receive one of the largest groups of Hollings Scholarships in the nation,” said Dr. Will Drennan, professor and associate dean for undergraduate studies at UM’s Rosenstiel School. “Since the award’s inception six years ago 23 of our students have been recognized with this honor, which not only reflects on their academic excellence but demonstrates the strength of our programs.”

UM’s 2011 Hollings Scholars are:

Amanda Guthrie — Marine and Aquatic Sciences
Ryan Lind — Marine and Aquatic Sciences
Julie Sanders — Chemistry
Abigail Wisnet — Marine and Aquatic Sciences
Joyce Yager — Marine and Aquatic Sciences

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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