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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 26, 2000
Contact: Karen Whitney
Tel.: 202-366-0660
FHWA 57-00

U.S. Transportation Secretary Slater Announces Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Recipients

U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater today announced the recipients of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships. The program supports post-graduate study and research in transportation.

"Education is one of President Clinton and Vice President Gore's top priorities it is the key to opportunity and success," Secretary Slater said. "These fellowships underscore our commitment to attracting and preparing the nation's top talent to help meet the transportation challenges of the 21st century and the new millennium."

The annual Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program was established in 1992 under the provisions of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 and was re-authorized in 1998 by the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century. It encompasses all modes of transportation and seeks to attract the best and brightest minds to the field of transportation research and into the transportation workforce.

Selection criteria for student awards include applicants' academic achievements, recommendations, and likelihood for pursuit of a career in transportation. The FHWA's National Highway Institute manages the program.

"The Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship program is one of our most successful educational outreach efforts for preparing young men and women for careers in transportation," FHWA Administrator Ken Wykle said. "We have seen the results of this program first hand and are pleased to have a number of former Eisenhower Fellowship recipients on staff at FHWA."

Eisenhower Fellowship Awards are presented in six categories: Graduate (GRAD), Grants for Research (GRF), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI), Tribal Colleges (TC) and Faculty (FF). Since its inception, the program has been funded at $2 million per year and has supported more than 750 students and faculty.

2000 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships

State

College or University

Recipient

Alabama

Alabama A&M University

Berrien Barks (HBCU)

Alabama A&M University

Cheri Hobson (HBCU)

University of Alabama

Dr. Norbert Delatte (FF)

Arkansas

Philander Smith College

Angela Daniels (HBCU)

Philander Smith College

Robert Plant II (HBCU)

Philander Smith College

Dr. Wynona Bryant-Williams (FF)

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Dr. J.L. Gattis (FF)

California

California State University, Los Angeles

Abebaw Anbessaw (HSI)

California State University, Los Angeles

Alan Galiano (HSI)

California State University, Los Angeles

Ara Melikian (HSI)

California State University, Los Angeles

Alexander Tascon (HSI)

California State University, Los Angeles

Dr. Hassan Hashemian (FF)

California State University, Los Angeles

Dr. Helen Ryaciotaki-Boussalis (FF)

University of California, Berkeley

Todd Goldman (GRAD)

University of Southern California

Thomas O'Brien (GRAD)

Colorado

University of Colorado, Denver

Dr. Sarosh Khan (FF)

Delaware

University of Delaware

Dr. Nii Attoh-Okine (FF)

District of Columbia

Howard University

Zarinah El-Amin (HBCU)

Howard University

Kerry-Ann White (HBCU)

Florida

Florida A&M University

Kadrina Jackson (HBCU)

Florida A&M University

Darlene Patton (HBCU)

Florida International University

Desir Jacques (HBCU)

Florida International University

Elizabeth Lopez (HSI)

Florida International University

Michael Sadeghinia (HSI)

Georgia

Albany State University

Jenna Rhodes (HBCU)

Clark Atlanta University

Alice Jackson (HBCU)

Iowa

Iowa State University

Richard Storm (GRAD)

Kansas

Kansas State University

Dr. Mustaque Hossain (FF)

Louisiana

Louisiana State University

Dr. Brian Wolshon (FF)

Southern University

Percy Square (HBCU)

Maryland

University of Maryland, College Park

Michael Chamberland (GRAD)

University of Maryland, College Park

Terry T. Hall Jr. (GRAD)

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

James Grube (GRAD)

New York

Cornell University

Joseph Grengs (GRAD)

Union College

F. Andrew Wolfe, Ph.D. (FF))

North Carolina

North Carolina A&T State University

Eric Minter (HBCU)

North Carolina A&T State University

Pamela J. Porter (HBCU)

North Carolina State University

Jo Sias Daniel (GRAD)

Winston-Salem State University

Anthony Boudreaux (HBCU)

Winston-Salem State University

Shonetta Gregg (HBCU)

Pennsylvania

Lehigh University

Dr. Horace Moo-Young Jr. (FF)

Puerto Rico

University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

Michelle Laboy (HSI)

University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

Cristina Torres Reyes (HSI)

South Carolina

Benedict College

Natalie Carter (HBCU)

Benedict College

Andedra Edwards (HBCU)

Benedict College

Jameeka Stevenson (HBCU)

South Carolina State University

Kevin Sullivan (HBCU)

South Carolina State University

O'Deidra Williams (HBCU)

Tennessee

Tennessee State University

Raushanah Muhammad (HBCU)

Tennessee State University

Tavy Wade (HBCU)

Texas

Prairie View A&M University

Kelly Carter (HBCU)

Prairie View A&M University

James Larry (HBCU)

Texas A&M University, Kingsville

Paul J. Alvarez Jr.(HSI)

Texas Southern University

Ursurla Anderson (HBCU)

Texas Southern University

Ajani Thornton (HBCU)

University of Texas, El Paso

Gabriel Carrera (HSI)

University of Texas, El Paso

Zenia Hernandez (HSI)

University of Texas, El Paso

Michael Oey (HSI)

University of Texas, El Paso

Martha Rojas (HSI)

University of Texas, El Paso

Hong-Soie Oey, Ph.D. (FF)

University of Texas, San Antonio

Lee Lutz (HSI)

University of Texas, San Antonio

Randee Timms (HSI)

Virginia

Hampton University

Rochelle Brown (HBCU)

Hampton University

Joseph Cook (HBCU)

Virginia State University

Maceo Freeman Jr. (HBCU)

Virginia State University

Tiana Garrett (HBCU)

Washington

University of Washington

Kevin Krizek (GRAD)

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