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American Society of Safety Engineers’ Central Florida Chapter Donates Funds To Foundation Toward Safety And Health Scholarships
Orlando, FL (March 17, 2008) — The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Foundation recently announced that the ASSE Central Florida Chapter donated $500 toward the new ASSE Diversity Committee Scholarship fund and $250 toward the new Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)-Glen Daviet Scholarship, available through the ASSE Foundation, to help students pursue degrees in the safety, health and environmental (SH&E) field.

“One of the most important goals of any ASSE chapter is to support up and coming safety professionals,” said ASSE Central Florida Chapter President Jeff Spackman. “Many of us well-seasoned safety engineers remember starting out in our profession by having to learn about the safety, health and environmental industry through ‘the school of hard knocks.’ Not so long ago, there were little to no universities or colleges that had any kind of safety- or environmental-related degree programs. Today, there are many excellent secondary educational schools offering both undergraduate and graduate level degrees in safety, health and the environment.”

Spackman added, “In order for us to ensure that all future safety professionals have every opportunity possible, the ASSE Central Florida Chapter has contributed to both the BCSP-Glen Daviet scholarship and the ASSE Diversity Committee scholarship fund. We believe that both of these scholarship funds will provide much needed support to those students who will be following in our footsteps.”

“We extend our appreciation and our thanks to the ASSE Central Florida Chapter for their contribution towards the two scholarships,” said ASSE Foundation Chair Cynthia L. Roth. “Their donation will enable us to continue the process of educating and mentoring future SH&E professionals.”

The $1,000 ASSE Diversity Committee Scholarship is available for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in occupational safety and health or a closely related field. This award is open to any individual regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, personal beliefs, age, sexual orientation, physical challenges, geographic location, university or specific area of study.

The new BCSP Glen Daviet scholarship was named in honor of Glenn D. Daviet, CSP, CPCU, ARM, ALCM, who passed away in July 2007. Daviet was serving as BCSP’s secretary-treasurer and had served as a BCSP director for three years. The first $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student studying safety or a safety-related field.

The ASSE Central Florida Chapter is committed to promoting and advancing the safety profession and the safety professional and is dedicated to the protection of people, property and the environment. For more information on the ASSE Central Florida Chapter visit

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

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 31,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor and education. For more information please go to
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