NTC Awards Two Fellowships
The National Transportation Center has awarded two $6,000 fellowships; meet the students who earned stipends.
Duwan Morris is a master's student in Transportation Studies at Morgan.
A native of Newark, N.J., Morris earned an undergraduate degree in business management from Benedict College in South Carolina. He works for the Baltimore City Department of Transportation as a Traffic Safety Manager, where he manages the Baltimore City Safe Routes to School Project, which develops ways for children to walk and bike safely to school.
"After completing my master's degree, I plan to further my career in the transportation industry with a strong focus on pedestrian and bicycle safety," Morris said. "In collaboration with my professional interest, I plan to do research on pedestrian safety around school zones around Baltimore City. I believe my research interest, professional background and the dynamic skilled professors at Morgan State University will help prepare me for any role in transportation."
Brandan Glorioso hails from nearby Parkville, Md. The 22-year-old earned an associate degree in general studies from the Community College of Baltimore County, where he became interested in geography, and then a bachelor's degree from Towson University in geography and environmental planning.
While at Towson, he took numerous planning courses.
"Transportation planning was something that I could see myself doing," he said. "What led me to do my master's at Morgan State was the many class option it had in transportation planning and other planning courses." Currently, he is working at KCI Technologies as a market research analyst in the construction management division. As he continues his studies, he plans to conduct research on sustainable road/highway design and construction.