Catherine King-Frazer came to JMU from the NASA curatorial lab where she worked on lunar highland breccias. With interests in petrographic modes of meteorites, she went to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica to recover meteorites and conduct experiments relating to the nature of ice sheets and global climates.

Catherine was well known across campus and an advocate of women in geology. The Catherine King-Frazier scholarship was established in her memory to be awarded to the most promising new freshman geology major.

Past Awardees

2024: Rachel Safarian

2023: Olivia Viskupic

2022: Abby Wyatt

2021: Kali Neydon

2020: Lucien Anderson

2019: Cameron Dodson

2018: Zachary Strasberg

2017: Lindsey Monito

2016: Noah Fleischer

2015: Sarah Anderson

2014: Rose McGroarty

2013: Caroline Robinson

2012: Kathleen Meierdiercks

2011: Laura Hendrix

2010: Meredith Butler

2009: Megan Hensley

2008: Kevin Cabaniss

2007: Natalie Caro

2006: Blair Benson

2005: Lisa DeGrazia

2004: Kimberly Stark

2003: Rachel Posner Green

2002: Anna Mendez

2001: Ian Sullivan

2000: Crystal Cammarano

Give to the Catherine King-Frazier Scholarship.

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