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ASSEF Scholarships Awarded to Eight Students Attending Universities in Illinois, Missouri, South Dakota and Wisconsin

Posted in , , on Thu, May 17, 2012

DES PLAINES, IL (May 17, 2012) – Eight students attending universities in the
American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Region V, which consists of Illinois,
Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota, 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.

Undergraduate recipients awarded in Region V are:

  • Allison Baue, recipient of the $1,500 Jim and Tiffany
    Kreinbrink Scholarship. Baue is pursuing a degree in industrial engineering and
    engineering management at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid
    City, SD.
  • James Hermanson, recipient of the $1,000 ASSE Foundation
    Military Service Scholarship. Hermanson is studying occupational and
    environmental safety and health at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater,
    Whitewater, WI.
  • Daniel Hines, recipient of the $1,000 Greater Chicago
    Chapter Scholarship. Hines is studying chemical engineering at the South Dakota
    School of Mines and Technology.
  • Robert Johnson, is a recipient of the $2,000 Northeastern
    Illinois Chapter Scholarship. Johnson is pursuing a degree in environmental
    safety and health at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.
  • Holly Reiter-White is the recipient of the $1,000
    Heart of America Scholarship. Reiter-White is pursuing a degree in safety
    management at the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO.
  • Kevin VandeKamp, is the recipient of a $5,250 UPS
    Scholarship. VandeKamp is studying occupational safety and health at the
    University of Central Missouri.

Graduate recipients awarded in Region V are:

  • Joshua Jones, recipient of a $2,750 Applications
    International Corporation Scholarship. Jones is earning his master’s degree in
    occupational and environmental safety and health, and an occupational
    ergonomics certificate at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
  • Heli Hernandez, recipient of the $4,000 Rixio Medina
    and Associates Hispanics in Safety Scholarship. Hernandez is pursuing a
    master’s degree in risk control/EHS and technology management/O&SM at the
    University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI.

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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