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Navy veteran receives scholarship created in memory of doctoral business alumnus

The Florida State University Center for Veteran Outreach has awarded U.S. Navy veteran and reservist Krystal Davis the Thomas D. Clark Jr. Scholarship for Excellence.

The scholarship, created in honor of a College of Business alumnus and former department chair, recognizes a College of Business student who was honorably discharged from the military and is in good academic standing. The one-time $500 scholarship is to be used for educational expenses.

A senior majoring in accounting, Davis has served in the Navy since April 2008 as a Master-At-Arms and now as a reservist.  A native of Midway, Fla., Davis credits the military for teaching her the value of honor, courage and commitment and the importance of being meticulous, flexible and attentive to detail.  

The Thomas D. Clark Jr. Scholarship for Excellence was created as a tribute to the late Clark’s commitment and dedication to higher education, the U.S. military and the FSU College of Business. He received his bachelor’s degree from Mercer University, a master’s in business administration from Arizona State University and his Ph.D. from FSU. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1964 to 1984 and retired as a lieutenant colonel. Clark was chairman of the Department of Information and Management Sciences at FSU and director of the Information Systems Research Center from 1984 to 1995. He also served as dean of the Ourso College of Business at LSU from 1995 to 2003.

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