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Match receives Orville Family Endowed Scholarship in meteorology

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Atmospheric Science major, Aaron Match '15, is the recipient of an Orville  Family Scholarship annually awarded by the American Meteorological Society (AMS). The endowed scholarship honors the family's more than 80 years of continuous service to meteorology. The late Howard T. Orville, head of the Naval Aerological Service, 1940-50, had a career marked by many commendations. After his retirement from the navy, he held key industrial posts and was appointed by President Eisenhower as chairman of the Advisory Committee on Weather Control in 1953. Capt. Orville was president of the AMS, 1948-49. The scholarship also honors his sons, the late Harold D. Orville, distinguished professor of meteorology, South Dakota Institute of Mines and Technology, and Richard E. Orville, professor of atmospheric sciences, Texas A&M University.

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