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ASSE Foundation Scholarships Awarded to Seven Students Attending Universities in Idaho, Utah

Posted in , on Tue, May 1, 2012

DES PLAINES, IL (April 30, 2012) – Seven students attending universities in the
American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Region II, which consists of Arizona,
Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, are recipients
of ASSE Foundation (ASSEF) 2012 scholarships. 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 II undergraduate recipients are:

  • Micah Blake, winner of the $1000 Scott Dominguez –
    Craters of the Moon Chapter Scholarship. Blake is pursuing a Health Science
    degree with a focus on Occupational Safety and Health at Brigham Young
    University – Idaho.
  • Trenton Hancock, winner of the $1000 Four Corners
    Chapter Scholarship. Hancock is studying Occupational Safety and Health at
    Brigham Young University – Idaho.
  • DJ Murdock, winner of the $1000 Bervin Hall Memorial
    Scholarship, sponsored by the Colorado Chapter. Murdock is studying
    Occupational Safety and Health at Brigham Young University – Idaho.

The Region II graduate recipients are:

  • Raymond Godfrey, winner of the $2,500 William C. Ray
    Arizona Scholarship. Godfrey is earning his MA in Occupational Injury
    Prevention Research and Training at the University of Utah.
  • Rami Shorti, winner of the $1000 Richard Buckley
    Doctoral Scholarship. Shorti is pursuing his doctorate in Occupational Injury
    Prevention at the University of Utah.
  • Travis Steele, winner of the $1000 Utah Chapter ASSE Scholarship.
    Steele is earning an MA in Mechanical Engineering, Ergonomics and Safety at the
    University of Utah.
  • Byung-Ju Yoo, winner of the $1000 Utah Chapter ASSE
    Scholarship. Yoo is an MA candidate in Ergonomics and Safety, is a recipient of
    a $1,000 Utah Chapter ASSE 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 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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