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The ASSE Foundation Awards 60 Scholarships to Students in the Field of Occupational Safety and Health

Posted in on Tue, Apr 13, 2010

Des Plaines, IL (April 13, 2010) — In its ongoing efforts to provide assistance to students entering the growing international field of occupational safety, health and the environment (SH&E), the American Society of Safety Engineers’ Foundation (ASSEF) recently announced 60 recipients of the 2010 annual SH&E scholarships funded by the continued support of corporations, ASSE Regions and Chapters, members and individuals. The students represent 29 different universities.

This year the Foundation awarded 46 undergraduate students with scholarships. The $5,000 URS Safety Scholarship was awarded to Cody Brock, a safety management student at the University of Central Missouri. This year’s $4,500 Liberty Mutual Scholarship recipients are Luke Welch, an occupational safety and health student at Murray State University in Murray, KY, and Carlyn Tjalsma, an occupational safety and health student at Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MI.

The $4,650 CNA Foundation Scholarship was awarded to Veronica Taylor, an Occupational Safety and Environmental Health student at Millersville University in Millersville, PA. The recipients of the $4,000 Bechtel Group Foundation Scholarship for Safety and Health are Brett Welter, an occupational safety and health student at Murray State University, Ryan Cruth, a safety and health management student at Central Washington University, and Jacob Hagan, an occupational safety and health student also from Murray State University.

Recipients of the $5,250 David Iden Memorial Scholarships, sponsored by the United Parcel Service (UPS), are Nicole Hanas, a safety health and environmental management student at Purdue University-Calumet; Pamela Martin, an occupational safety and health student at Oakland University; Benjamin Mollman, an industrial engineering and occupational safety student at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; and Joshua Daly, a safety management student at Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, PA. In addition, the recipients of this year’s $5,250 UPS Diversity Scholarships are Sheryka Alford, an industrial safety student at the University of Central Oklahoma, and Jeremy Dunn, an environmental health and safety management student at Northeastern State University in Tahlequa, OK.

The $4,650 Flatiron Construction Safety Scholarship was awarded to Gregory Cart, an occupational safety and health student at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Michael Bowe was awarded the $2,500 Charlie Darnell HSE Memorial Scholarship and is a safety compliance technician student at Texas State Technical College. The Texas Safety Foundation Scholarship of $2,500 was awarded to Tracy Bordelon, an industrial safety student at the University of Texas at Tyler.

The ASSE Foundation is proud to award many regional scholarships sponsored by local chapters and ASSE regions. The $2,000 Greater Boston Chapter Leadership Award was awarded to Douglas Standbridge, a Safety Studies student at Keene State College in Keene, NH, and a $1,000 award was given to Victoria Stoessel, also a Safety Studies major at Keene State College. The $2,000 Harold F. Polston Scholarship, sponsored by the Middle Tennessee Chapter, was awarded to Lauren Hobbs, an occupational safety and health student at Murray State University. The $2,000 Northeastern Illinois Chapter Scholarships were awarded to Trent Rizzo, an environmental health and safety student at Northern Illinois University and to Matthew Kennedy, and industrial technology student at Northern Illinois University. Linda Lombardi-Hall received the $2,000 Central Indiana ASSE Jim Kriner Memorial Scholarship and is a safety science major at Indiana University.

There are several $1,000 local and regional scholarships awarded by the Foundation. The Gold Country Section and Region II Scholarship was awarded to Clayton Bodell, a mechanical engineering student at the University of Utah. The Greater Baton Rouge Chapter’s Don Jones Excellence in Safety Scholarship was awarded to Eric Miller, an occupational safety, environment and health student at Southeastern Louisiana University. The Gulf Coast Past President’s Scholarships were awarded to Danielle Treworgy, an occupational safety and health student at Oakland University, and to Katherine Stone, an industrial hygiene student at Ohio University. The Keith Bain Scholarship, also sponsored by the Middle Tennessee Chapter, was awarded to Jenna Lake, an occupational safety and health student at Murray State University. Katherine Burke, a safety studies student at Keene State College, was awarded the New England Area Future Leadership Award. Jonathan Risley was awarded the North Florida Chapter Safety Education Scholarship and is an occupational safety and environmental health student at Millersville University. The Permian Basin Chapter Endowment was awarded to Donald Bowman, a fire protection and safety technology student at Oklahoma State University. R. Todd Zey, a safety and health management student at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA, was awarded the Puget Sound Chapter Martin Brown Memorial Scholarship. The Southwest Chapter Roy Kinslow Scholarship was awarded to Brittanie Swift, an occupational safety and health student at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and the Georgia Chapter of ASSE Annual Scholarship was awarded to Andrew Wohlrabe, an environmental engineering student at Mercer University in Macon, GA.

The $1,500 Linda and Brad Giles Scholarship was awarded to Holly Thompson, an occupational safety and health student at Oakland University. The $1,500 ASSE Construction Safety Scholarship was awarded to Erick Rios, an occupational safety student at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
The $1,000 March Risk Consulting Scholarship was awarded to Sara Hand, a safety and environmental management student at Slippery Rock University.

The PDC Scholarships are awarded annually and are sponsored by the ASSE Practice Specialty Groups. The $1,200 PDC Scholarship award recipients are Maria Mets, an Occupational Safety and Health student at Oakland University, and Amanda Hall, a Fire and Safety Technology Engineering student at Eastern Kentucky University.

Bethany Holyoak is this year’s recipient of the $1,000 American Responds Memorial Scholarship and is an industrial engineering student at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. The $1,000 BCSP John E. Russell Scholarship was awarded to Adam Halla, a fire and safety student at Eastern Kentucky University. Robert Chraska, an occupational safety and health student at Oakland University, was awarded the $1,000 CCHEST Roger L. Brauer Scholarship.

The $1,000 Harry Taback 9/11 Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Tyler Bean, a safety and environmental management student at Slippery Rock University. The $1,000 Heart of America Scholarship was awarded to Kasey French, an occupational safety and health student at the University of Central Missouri. The $1,000 ISNetworld Scholarship was awarded to Chad Ferris, a fire protection and safety technology student at Oklahoma State University and the $1,000 Kennith D. Brock Distinguished Service Award Scholarship was awarded to Rachel Penny, an occupational safety and health student at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The $1,000 Warren K. Brown Scholarship was awarded to Kelsey Hanley, a safety management student at Indiana State University.

The Foundation also awards scholarships for graduate students. This year, 14 graduate students received awards to help fund their education. Beauregard Middaugh, a PhD student in occupational health at Purdue University, received the $4,650 CNA Foundation Scholarship. The $3,000 Rixio Medina and Associates Hispanics in Safety Scholarship was awarded to Luz Marin, a ScD ergonomics and safety student at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The $2,500 George Gustafson HS&E Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by the Texas Safety Foundation, was awarded to Danielle Tietze, a PhD in toxicology student at Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health. The $2,500 William C. Ray, CIH, CSP Arizona Scholarships were awarded to Michelle Jensen and Giorgio Vittone, both MS in safety science students at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL.

Several $1,000 scholarships were also awarded. Maggie Haverkamp, an MS in occupational safety and health student at Murray State University, received the ASSE Diversity Committee Scholarship and Hsiao-Tien Chang, an MPH environmental health and safety student at Oregon State University, received the Columbia-Willamette Chapter President Scholarship. The Greater Chicago Chapter Scholarship was awarded to Dionne Quass, an MS in occupational and environmental safety and health student at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The James P. Kohn Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Angela Setera, an MS in industrial engineering for occupational safety/ergonomics student at Auburn University in Auburn, AL. Matthew Black, and MS in occupational safety and health student at Murray State University, received the Kennith D. Brock Distinguished Service Award Scholarship and Brett Steigerwaldt, an MS in ergonomics and safety student at the University of Utah, received the Scott Dominguez Craters of the Moon Chapter Scholarship. The Thompson Scholarship for Women in Safety was awarded to Jennifer Kinder, an MS in safety management and MS in environmental science student at Indiana State University. The Utah Chapter ASSE Scholarships were awarded to Hang Xu, a PhD in safety technology student at the University of Utah, and to Rami Shorti, an MS in ergonomics and safety student at the University of Utah.

The American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation, established by and in partnership with the American Society of Safety Engineers, generates funding and provides resources for scholarship, applied research, academic accreditation, and related academic initiatives in order to advance the safety, health, and environmental 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 largest and oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 32,000 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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