Loyd Scholars named for upcoming school year

Published: Jun 19, 2006 3:50:52 PM
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Twelve students in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University have received or renewed their Raymond and Eleanor Loyd scholarships for the 2006-2007 year. These students are:

Eric Miller, freshman, pre-wireless engineering
Jacob Powell, freshman, pre-mechanical engineering
Jonathon Atkins, sophomore, pre-chemical engineering
Daniel Coltey, sophomore, aerospace engineering
Christopher Hughes, sophomore, pre-electrical engineering
Spencer Livengood, sophomore, aeropace engineering
Steven Stokes, sophomore, pre-civil engineering
Laura Thompson, sophomore, pre-chemical engineering
Rajnesah Belyeu, junior, electrical and computer engineering
Jeffrey Griffith, senior, electrical and computer engineering
Edgar Price, senior, industrial and systems engineering
Scott Walter, senior, wireless engineering

The Loyd scholarship fund was created through a $1 million endowment given by Raymond and Eleanor Loyd of Louisville, Ky. The scholarship is available to students from Elmore County, where Eleanor lived as a child and later worked as a teacher at Tallasee High School. Students must major in an engineering field, like Raymond, a 1961 mechanical engineering graduate. Loyd is the founder of Derby Industries and Derby Fabricating of Louisville - one of the nation's leading fabricators and converters of non-metallic and insulation components used chiefly in the automotive industry.

"With the establishment of this endowment, the Loyds have created a tremendous opportunity for the next generation of engineers," says Larry Benefield, dean of the Ginn College of Engineering. "Scholarships serve as a powerful student recruiting tool, and support of alumni and friends makes those scholarships possible."