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ASSE Foundation Scholarships Awarded to 16 Students Attending Universities in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania

Posted in , , on Tue, May 29, 2012

DES PLAINES, IL (May 29, 2012) – Sixteen students attending universities in the
American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Region VIII, which consists of Delaware,
Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode
Island and Vermont are recipients of ASSE Foundation (ASSEF) 2012 scholarships.
Awarded each year to provide assistance to students entering the growing global
field of occupational safety and health, the scholarships are funded by the
continuing support of corporations, ASSE regions and chapters, members and
individuals.

The Region VIII undergraduate recipients are:

  • Mark Ahner, recipient of a $5,250 UPS Scholarship. Ahner
    is pursuing a degree in occupational safety and environmental health at
    Millersville University, Millersville, PA.
  • Brian Backus, recipient of the $2,000 Linda and Brad
    Giles Scholarship. Backus is studying safety science at Indiana University of
    Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA.
  • Travis Brenner, recipient of the $4,700 Flatiron
    Construction, Christopher Gonzalez Memorial Scholarship. Brenner is studying occupational
    safety and health at Keene State College, Keene, NH.
  • Timothy Brinkerhoff is a recipient of the $1,000 Greater
    Boston Leadership Award. Brinkerhoff is pursuing a degree in applied science
    occupational safety and health at Keene State College.
  • Benjamin Darnell is the recipient of a $1,200 PDC
    Scholarship, sponsored by ASSE’s Practice Specialty Groups. Darnell is studying
    occupational safety and environmental health at Millersville University.
  • Richard Diantoniis, recipient of the $6,000 URS Safety
    Scholarship. Diantoniis is studying safety science at Indiana University of
    Pennsylvania.
  • Shane Ferguson is the recipient of the $1,000 Harry
    Taback 9/11 Memorial Scholarship. Ferguson is pursuing a degree in safety sciences
    at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Benjamin McCloskey is a recipient of a 2,750 Applications
    International Corporation Scholarship. McCloskey is studying industrial safety
    at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Sarah Peters is the recipient of a $2,000 Valerie
    Overheul Distinguished Service Scholarship. Peters is studying occupational
    safety and environmental health at Millersville University.
  • Taylor Phillips, recipient of a $4,650 CNA Foundation
    Scholarship. Phillips is pursuing a degree in safety and environmental
    management at Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA.
  • Joseph Post, is the recipient of a $2,750 Applications
    International Scholarship. Post is studying occupational safety and
    environmental health at Millersville University.
  • Sarmed Shareef is the recipient of the $1,000 BCSP –
    Pat L. Clemens Professional Scholarship. Shareef is studying safety sciences at
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Brian Welch, recipient of a $2,750 Applications
    International Scholarship. Welch is pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering
    technology with emphasis on design at Pittsburgh State University, Pittsburgh,
    PA.

Region VIII graduate recipients are:

  • Joshua Besnoff, recipient of the $1,500 New England
    Area Future Leadership Award. Besnoff is a master’s degree candidate in safety
    and occupational health applied sciences at Keene State College.
  • Daniel Okyere is a recipient of the $2,000 Greater
    Boston Chapter Leadership Award. King is pursuing his doctorate in environmental
    policy at University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA.
  • Luz Stella Marin Ramirez is a recipient of the $5,000 Clarion
    Doctoral Scholarship. Ramirez is pursuing a doctorate in environmental policy
    at University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

This year the ASSE Foundation awarded $155,000 toward
73 scholarships nationwide – 57 at the undergraduate level and 16 at the
graduate level.

The ASSE Foundation, established by and in partnership
with ASSE, generates funding and provides resources for scholarships, applied
research, academic accreditation, and related academic initiatives in order to
advance the SH&E profession. For more information on the Foundation, its
programs, scholarships, grants and how to apply please visit
www.asse.org/foundation.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the
oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people,
property and the environment. Its more than 34,000 occupational safety, health
and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and
consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all
industries, government, labor, health care and education. For more information
please go to www.asse.org.

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