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of Mineralogical Societies, Inc.
THE MAYO EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC.
"SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS AWARDED"
The Mayo Educational Foundation was established in 1980.  Then called  the Vesta Mayo Education Foundation, the first scholarship grant as given in 1985.  Following are names of recipients, their hometown, school attended and degree sought (special area of interest/goal), sponsoring Southeast Federation member club, and grant amount. (Note: grants are for the following school term, thus for example, 1985 grant was for 1985-86 school year.)

1985
E. Lynne Murray, Hixson, TN        $1,000
   Memphis State University    MS, Geology
   Tennessee Valley Rock & Mineral Club

1986
Read Spencer Miner, Gray Court, SC      $1,000
   Sul Ross College, Alpine, TX   MS, Geology
   Western South Carolina Gem & Mineral Society

1987 
Read Spencer Miner        $2,000

1988 
Kevin McIver Severance, Columbia, SC      $2,000
   University of South Carolina-Columbia  MS, Geology (Geophysics)
   Columbia Gem & Mineral Society

(Multiple grants were awarded beginning in 1989)

1989 
Kevin McIver Severance        $1,000

Janet Patricia (Albert) Steeper, Graniteville, SC     $   800  
  University of Georgia-Athens   MS, Geology
  Augusta Gem & Mineral Society

1990 
Anthony Robinson Tingle, Asheville, NC      $2,000
   University of Tennessee-Knoxville  MS, Geology
   Knoxville Gem & Mineral Society

Karen Denise Walker, Charlotte, NC      $1,000
   University of Tennessee-Knoxville  MS, Geology
   Knoxville Gem & Mineral Society

(Note: Name changed to “Mayo Educational Foundation”)

1991 
Michael R Blaes, Mobile, AL       $3,000 
   University of Southern Mississippi   BS, Geology
   Mobile Rock & Gem Society 

M(aurice) Shane Brown, Mobile, AL      $2,000
   University of South Alabama   BS, Geology (Anthropology)
   Mobile Rock & Gem Society

1992 
Kevin McIver Severance    PhD, Mineral Physics  $3,500

Michael R Blaes     MS, Geology   $2,500

Joseph Kenneth Snyder, Mobile, AL      $1,500
   University of South Alabama   BS, Geology
   Mobile Rock & Gem Society

1993 
Pamela Sue Spencer, Knoxville, TN      $2,500
   University of Tennessee-Knoxville  MS, Geology (Hydrogeology)
   Knoxville Gem & Mineral Society

(Ms.) Lee Sheffield Yokel, Daphne, AL      $2,500
   Auburn University     MS, Geology (Environmental Geology)
   Montgomery Gem & Mineral Society

 Michael R Blaes         $1,000

1994 
Kevin Joseph Smart, Knoxville, TN      $3,000
   University of Tennessee-Knoxville  PhD, Geology (College professor)
   Knoxville Gem & Mineral Society

Mary Bee Hall-Brown, Mobile, AL       $3,000
   University of South Alabama   BS,Geology (University instructor of
   Mobile Rock & Gem Society    non-traditional students)

1995 
Addy Marie Mills, Batesville, MS       $2,600
   University of Mississippi    BS, Geology
   Mississippi Gem & Mineral Society

Stephen Curtis Adams, High Point, NC      $2,200
   Guilford College     BS, Geology (Mineralogist, Research
   Greensboro Mineral Club    professor)  

Stan Porter Dunagan  Martin, TN       $1,200
   University of Tennessee-Knoxville  PhD, Geology (University professor)
   Knoxville Gem & Mineral Society

1996 
Addy Marie Mills              (Geohydrologist)  $2,500

Stephen Curtis Adams    (Author, Mineral dealer) $2,500

Robert Gary Kruppa, Seffner, FL       $1,000
   University of South Florida-Tampa  MS, Geochemistry (Hydrogeology)
   Suncoast Gem & Mineral Society

1997 
April Ann Barnes, Auburn, AL       $1,000
   Auburn University     MS, Geology (Geologist/volcanology)
   Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society 

Julie Kristin Calhoun, Weaverville, NC      $1,000
   Appalachian State University-Boone  BS, Geology (Paleontologist or Petroleum
   Southern Appalachian Mineral Society   geologist/sedimentologist)

Shelia Miller Cody, Hattiesburg, MS      $1,000
   University of Southern Mississippi   BS, Geology (Geologist, Instructor)
   Pearl River Rock Club

Crystal Lyn Hann, Pendleton, SC       $1,000
   Clemson University     BS, Geology (Hydrogeology)
   Pendleton District Gem & Mineral Society 

Kimberley Sue Hunter, Atlanta, GA      $1,000
   Georgia Institute of Technology   PhD, Geochemistry/Geohydrology
   Georgia Mineral Society

Laura Christi Quinn, Mobile, AL       $1,000
   University of South Alabama   BS, Geology (Sedimentologist)
   Mobile Rock & Gem Society

Patricia Ann Wood, Blacksburg, VA      $1,000*
   Virginia Institute of Technology   PhD, Geology (College professor at
   Roanoke Valley Mineral & Gem Society  undergraduate level)
  (*Mrs. Wood returned funds in 1998 - withdrew from school to accompany husband overseas)
 
1998 
Michael Lane Thompson, Tuscaloosa, AL      $2,700
   Auburn University     BS, Geoloy (Petroleum or Environmental
   Montgomery Gem & Mineral Society   geologist)

April Ann Barnes     (Astronaut)   $2,300

Kimberley Sue Hunter        $2,200

Michael B Wyatt, Knoxville, TN       $1,800
   University of Tennessee-Knoxville  MS, Planetary Geology
   Knoxville Gem & Mineral Society

(Beginning in 1999 the scholarship grants were named in honor of Mayo family members.)

1999 
April Ann Barnes     Vesta Mayo Award   $3,300

Dana Lynette Miller, Manchester, TN  Frank Mayo Award   $2,400
   University of Tennessee-Knoxville  MS, Geology (Research, teaching)
   Knoxville Gem & Mineral Society 

Michael Lane Thompson    Winnifred Mayo Award  $1,300

Kevin James Davis, Atlanta, GA   Carolyn Mayo Randall Award $1,000
   Georgia Institute of Technology  MS, Geochemistry (Professor, research)
   Georgia Mineral Society

2000 
Michael William Danielsen, Lexington, SC  Frank Mayo Award  $2,200
   University of South Carolina-Columbia MS, Earth Resources Management
   Columbia Gem & Mineral Society

Kimberley Sue Hunter    Charlotte Mayo Bryant Award $1,850

Kevin James Davis     Carolyn Mayo Randall Award $1,800
(Now at Virginia Tech)   PhD, Geology

Wendy Faye Lawdermilk, Knoxville, TN  Winnifred Mayo Award  $1,600
   Universityof Tennessee-Knoxville  MS, Geology (Petroleum exploration)
   Knoxville Gem & Mineral Society

Keith Alan Milam, Knoxville, TN   Vesta Mayo Award   $1,550
   University of Tennessee-Knoxville MS, Geology (Planetary geologist)
   Knoxville Gem & Mineral Society

2001 
Patrick Jerome Schuneman, Knoxville, TN Frank Mayo Award   $2,830
   University of Tennessee-Knoxville PhD, Geology (Professor, research)
   Knoxville Gem & Mineral Society

Michael William Danielsen    Vesta Mayo Award   $2,740

Kevin James Davis     Winnifred Mayo Award  $2,690

Keith Alan Milam     Carolyn Mayo Randall Award $2,400

Matthew Thomas Snyder, Atlanta, GA  Charlotte Mayo Bryant Award $2,340
   Georgia Institute of Technology  PhD, Geochemistry
   Georgia Mineral Society

2002 
Patrick Jerome Schineman    Frank Mayo Award   $4,000

Michael William Danielsen    Vesta Mayo Award   $3,000 

Sandra A Smith, Knoxville, TN   Winnifred Mayo Award  $3,000
   University of Tennessee-Knoxville  MS, Geomorphology
   Knoxville Gem & Mineral Society

2003 
Orland Ruth Durben, Laurel, MS   Frank Mayo Award   $3,300
   University of Mississippi   BS, Geology (Environmental Science)
   North Mississippi Gem & Mineral Society
 
Dalphania Syreeta Dickerson, Knoxville, TN Vesta Mayo Award   $3,100
   University of Tennessee-Knoxville  MS, Geology (Hydrogeologist)
   Knoxville Gem & Mineral Society

Allison Suzanne Innman, Oxford, MS  Winnifred Mayo Award  $2,100
   University of Mississippi   BS, Geology (Collection Curator)
   North Mississippi Gem & Mineral Society

Benjamin Ryan Tanner, Tellico Plains, TN Carolyn Mayo Randall Award $2,100
   University of Tennessee-Knoxville PhD, Geology (College-level teacher
   Knoxville Gem & Mineral Society  and research)

Julian Carlye Gray, Jr., Marietta, GA  Charlotte Mayo Bryant Award $1,000
   Georgia State University-Atlanta  PhD, Geology (Research)
   Georgia Mineral Society

2004 
Keith Alan Milam     Frank Mayo Award   $2,000
(Now working towards PhD, Geology)

Donna Deitz Khallouf, Marietta, GA  Vesta Mayo Award   $1,950
   Georgia State University-Atlanta  PhD, Geology (Research, Education)
   Georgia Mineral Society

Benjamin Ryan Tanner    Carolyn Mayo Randall Award  $1,850

Lorri Dee Dukes, Douglasville, GA   Winnifred Mayo Award   $1,600
   State University of West Georgia  BS, Earth Science (Middle-school earth
   Carroll County Gem & Mineral Society science teacher)
 


  Following are names of recipients, their hometown, school attended and degree sought (special area of interest/goal), sponsoring Southeast Federation member club, and grant amount



2006-2007
1.    Lorri Dee Dukes, Douglasville, GA, State University of West Georgia, BS (Earth Science Education), Carroll County Gem and Mineral Society, Frank Mayo Scholarship Award $2100

2.     Laura A. Lieberman, Knoxville, TN, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, MS (Sedimentology), Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society, Carolyn Mayo Randall Scholarship Award $1670  

3.    Amy Laurene Herren, Cookeville, TN, Tennessee Technological University, BS (Environmental Geology), Middle Tennessee Gem & Mineral Society, Winnifred Mayo Scholarship Award $1800

4.    Quintin Overocker, Knoxville, TN, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, PhD (soft rock geology), Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society, Vesta Mayo Scholarship Award $2130

2007-2008
5.    Michael DeAngelis, Knoxville, TN, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, PhD (mineral stability and mineral-fluid interaction), Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society, Carolyn Mayo Randall Scholarship Award $3000

6.    Lorri Dee Dukes, Douglasville, GA, University of West Georgia, BS (Earth Science Education), Carroll County Gem and Mineral Society, Frank Mayo Scholarship Award $3000

7.    Ms. Tasha L. Dunn, Knoxville, TN, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, PhD (mineralogy of ordinary chondrites), Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society, Vesta Mayo Scholarship Award $3000

8.    Amy Laurene Herren, Cookeville, TN, Tennessee Technological University, BS (Mineralogy, Education), Middle Tennessee Gem & Mineral Society, Winnifred Mayo Scholarship $3000

2008-2009
9.    Andrew William Beck, Knoxville, TN, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, PhD (Planetary Geology, mineralogy of asteroid Vesta), Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society, Carolyn Mayo Randall Scholarship Award $3000

10.    Steven J. Jaret, Atlanta, Georgia, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, BS (Planetary Geology, Mineralogy), Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society, Frank Mayo Scholarship Award $

11.    Jennifer Pickering, Murfreesboro, TN, Middle Tennessee State University, BS (Geology), Middle Tennessee Gem & Mineral Society, Winnifred Mayo Scholarship Award $2000

12.    Anna Rose Tegarden, Murfreesboro, TN, Middle Tennessee State University, BS (Geology), Middle Tennessee Gem & Mineral Society, Vesta Mayo Scholarship Award $2000

2009-2010
13.    Jesse Sexton, Knoxville, TN, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, BS (Park Ranger), Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society, Vesta Mayo Scholarship Award, $3000

14.    Melissa M. Hage, Knoxville, TN, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, PhD (Geochemistry), Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society, Carolyn Mayo Randall Scholarship Award, $3000

15.    Paul W. Hearn, Jr., Murfreesboro, TN, University of West Georgia, BS (Environmental Geology), Carroll County Gem and Mineral Society, Winnifred Mayo Scholarship Award, $3000

16.    Rochelle Frances Petrucelli, Temple, GA, University of West Georgia, BS (Coastal Geology), Carroll County Gem and Mineral Society, Frank Mayo Scholarship Award, $3000

17.    Kelsie Ann Daniels, Carrollton, GA, University of West Georgia, BS (Environmental Geology), Carroll County Gem and Mineral Society, $1200

2010-2011
18.    Gessika Lee Guerra, Crossville, TN, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, BS (Geology), Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society, Carolyn Mayo Randall Scholarship Award, $1986

19.    Matthew F. Chojnacki, Knoxville, TN, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, PhD (Planetary Geology), Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society, Frank Mayo Scholarship Award, $1986

20.    Cara Kim Thompson, Knoxville, TN, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, PhD (Geochemistry), Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society, Vesta Mayo Scholarship Award, $1986

21.    Chris Andrew Howard, Woodstock, GA, Georgia State University, BS (Geology), Georgia Mineral Society, $986.00

22.    Paul W. Hearn, Jr., Carrollton, GA, University of West Georgia, BS (Environmental Geology), Carroll County Gem and Mineral Society, Winnifred Mayo Scholarship Award, $986

23.    Kelsie A. Grizzard, Carrollton, GA, University of West Georgia, BS (Environmental Geology), Carroll County Gem and Mineral Society, $986

2011-2012
24.    Paul W. Hearn, Jr., Carrollton, GA, University of West Georgia, BS (Environmental Geology), Carroll County Gem and Mineral Society Winnifred Mayo Scholarship Award, $2500

25.    Kelsey Taylor Crane, Thompson’s Station, TN, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, BS (Planetary Science), Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society, Carolyn Mayo Randall Scholarship Award, $2500

26.    Jackie M. Langille, Knoxville, TN, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, PhD (Academic Professor), Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society, Vesta Mayo Scholarship Award, $2500

27.    Christopher W. Howard, Knoxville, TN, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, MS (Structural Geology), Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society, Frank Mayo Scholarship Award, $2500


 
 
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