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MSU School of Architecture Presents Scholarships

(Press Release) — Nearly 20 Mississippi State students representing Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida and Tennessee, along with one from Russia, are receiving School of Architecture scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year.

Part of the university’s College of Architecture, Art and Design, the school offers the only program leading to a professional architecture degree in the Magnolia State. Its curriculum is designed to emphasize independent thinking within an ethical framework to inform and challenge the contemporary practice of architecture.

The new scholars included (by hometown):

ALABASTER, Ala.–Junior Yerix R. Morel Jr., receiving the $2,000 Duvall Decker Minority Travel Scholarship. He is a Thompson High School graduate and the son of Yerix Morel Sr. and Carole Morel.

BRANDON — Senior Jonathan T. Greer, receiving the $1,350 Mockbee Hall and Drake Scholarship. He is a Brandon High School graduate and the son of James and Deborah Greer.

CANTON — Senior John Taylor Schaffhauser, receiving the $2,000 Acme Brick Co. and $2,500 Burris/Wagnon Architects P.A. Annual scholarships. He is a Canton Academy graduate and the son of John and Jennifer Schaffhauser.

CARRIERE — Senior Cody J. Smith, receiving the $4,000 Paul Grootkerk Travel Award sponsored by Ted T. Porter, and the $2,000 Interior Elements Scholarship. He is a Pearl River Central High School graduate and the son of Ray and Christina Renderman of Carriere and James Smith of Ward, Arkansas.

CLINTON — Sophomore Gerald A. Wicks, receiving the Angelo “Pops” Primos Computer Scholarship. He is a Clinton High School graduate and the son of Corky and Paula Wicks. (Ed. note: The scholarship is in the form of computer software.)

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. — Incoming freshman Kaitlyn A. Hoover, receiving the $1,000 McCarty Co. Loyalty Scholarship. She is the daughter of Paul and Karen Hoover. [High school information not available].

FOREST — Senior Kevin Flores, receiving the $500 Pryor & Morrow Endowed Scholarship. He is a Forest High School graduate and the son of Jose and Teresa Flores.

GULFPORT — Katherine R. Ernst, receiving the $2,000 Mockbee Hall and Drake Scholarship, is a St. Patrick Catholic High School graduate and the daughter of David and Beverly Ernst; and Nenyatta K. Smith, receiving the $500 Pryor & Morrow Endowed Scholarship, is a Harrison Central High School graduate and the daughter of John and Dorothy Smith. Both are seniors.

HOOVER, Ala. — Michael Thomas McKinney “Mack” Braden, receiving the $2,000 Creative Windows & Doors/Marvin Window Traveling Fellowship. The son of Emmett and Carol Braden, he graduated magna cum laude from MSU earlier this month. He also graduated from Spain Park High School.

MADISON — Incoming freshman Micah R. Dear, receiving the $1,000 Boral Bricks Inc. Loyalty Scholarship. He is the son of Sacia Dear. [High school information not available].

NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia — Senior Maria Degtyareva, receiving the Angelo “Pops” Primos Computer Scholarship. She is the daughter of Grigoriy and Larisa Degtyareva. (Ed. note: The scholarship is in the form of computer software.) She is a graduate of Gymnasium No. 1 in Novosibirsk.

OLIVE BRANCH — Senior Aryn S. Phillips, receiving the $2,000 Interior Elements and $1,000 Matt L. Virden III and M.L. Virden IV Memorial scholarships. She is a DeSoto Central High School graduate and the daughter of William and Luretha Phillips.

OXFORD — Junior Caleb E. Fearing, receiving the $1,000 Stephanie Mihojevich Pizzetta Endowed Scholarship. He is an Oxford High School graduate and the son of Erik and Kimberly Fearing.

PEARL — Sophomore Diondria M. Bingham, receiving the Angelo “Pops” Primos Computer Scholarship. She is a Pearl High School graduate and the daughter of Ronald and Donna Bingham. (Ed. note: The scholarship is in the form of computer software.)

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Incoming freshman Mitchell D. Hubbell, receiving the $1,000 McCarty Company Loyalty Scholarship. He is the son of Daniel and Tricia Hubbell.

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, Tenn. — Incoming freshman Micajah C. Tucker, receiving the $1,000 Columbus Brick Co. Loyalty Scholarship. He is the son of John Tucker and Joy Stinson-Tucker.

TUPELO — Sophomore Savannah B. Ingram, receiving the Angelo “Pops” Primos Computer Scholarship. Ingram. She is a Tupelo High School graduate and the daughter of Thomas and Kimberly Ingram. (Ed. note: The scholarship is in the form of computer software.)

WARD, Ark. — See CARRIERE.

WATER VALLEY — Sophomore Whitney A. White, receiving the $1,000 Creig B. Hoskins Annual Scholarship. She is a Mississippi School of the Arts graduate and the daughter of Sherman White Jr. and Wyanda White.