Western Carolina University’s Kristina Bartlett Awarded ASSE Foundation Scholarship
DES PLAINES, IL (May 23, 2012) – The American Society of Safety Engineers
Foundation (ASSEF) is pleased to announce that Western Carolina University
student Kristina Bartlett is the recipient of the $1,000 Janet Sprickman Award,
sponsored by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) National Capital
Chapter. Awarded each year to provide assistance to students entering the
growing international field of occupational safety and health, ASSEF scholarships
are funded by the continuing support of corporations, ASSE regions and chapters,
members and individuals.
Bartlett is pursuing a degree in environmental health
at Cullowhee, NC’s Western Carolina University, part of the ASSE Piedmont
Chapter student section, located in the Society’s Region VI.
In its first year, the Janet Sprickman award is named
after the first woman to serve as president of ASSE’s National Capital Chapter
from 1971 to 1972. Priority is given to students attending a university in Region
This year the ASSE Foundation awarded $155,000 toward
73 scholarships nationwide – 57 at the undergraduate level and 16 at the
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.