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ASSE Foundation Scholarships Awarded to Four Students Attending Region I Universities in CA, OR & WA

Posted in , , on Wed, Apr 25, 2012

DES PLAINES, IL (April 25, 2012) – Four students attending universities in the
American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Region I, which consists of
Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington and the Philippines have been
announced as recipients of the ASSE Foundations’(ASSEF) 2012 scholarship
program. Awarded each year to provide assistance to students entering the
growing international 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 I undergraduate recipients are:

  • Dawn Burgett, winner of the $1,000 Puget Sound Chapter
    Martin Brown Scholarship. Burgett is studying Applied Science at Edmonds
    Community College, Lynwood, WA.
  • Derrick Christensen, one of two winners of the $5,000
    Bechtel Group Foundation Scholarship for Safety and Health. Christensen is a
    student at Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA, working towards a
    degree in Safety and Health Management.
  • Alessandra Martinazzi, winner of the $1,000 ASSE
    Diversity Committee Scholarship. Martinazzi is currently studying Public Health
    with an emphasis on Environmental/Occupational Health and Safety at California
    State University, Fresno, CA.

The Region I graduate recipient is Michael Sreniawski,
an MA candidate in Public Health with a nano-ESH concentration at Oregon State
University (Corvallis). Sreniawski has been awarded the $1,000 Columbia-Willamette
Chapter President Scholarship.

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 and its
programs visit

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
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