For Immediate Release Contact: Joanna Climer, 847-768-3404,
UPS Foundation Continues Support Of Safety Education With Grant For Scholarships
Des Plaines, IL (April 9, 2008) — Due to the generous donation of a $35,000 grant from the Georgia-based UPS Foundation toward the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Foundation annual scholarship program, six students will receive scholarships in the field of safety, health and the environment. The $35,000 grant is in support of ASSE’s annual scholarship program. All six students, Amanda Leigh Smith of Worthington, PA, Katie M. Ferguson Indiana, PA, Jeff Fox of Avon, IN, Adam Haynos of Harrisburg, PA, Amanda Roseman of Auburn Hills, MI, and Chet S. Gnet of Park City, IL, will receive $5,250 scholarships.

Four of the students, Smith, Ferguson, Fox and Haynos, were awarded the David Iden Memorial Safety Scholarship, and two students, Roseman and Gnet, received UPS diversity scholarships. UPS will also provide the opportunity for all six students to attend the ASSE Professional Development Conference (PDC), “Safety 2008,” in Las Vegas this June where they will be recognized for their achievements.

Smith and Ferguson study safety sciences at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, PA. Fox attends Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN studying safety management. Haynos attends Millersville University in Millersville, PA, and is a student of occupational safety, health and the environment. Roseman will study occupational safety and health at Oakland University in Rochester, MI, and Gnet, a student at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL, is also studying occupational safety and health.

Since 1996, the UPS Foundation has donated $331,000 to the ASSE Foundation in its continued support of the SH&E profession.

ASSE Foundation Chair Cynthia Roth, COHN, said, “We are very grateful to the UPS Foundation for its continued support of the ASSE Foundation by investing in the education of students pursuing degrees in safety and health, and for contributing to the development of the future of the health and safety profession.”

The David Iden Memorial Safety Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate junior- or senior-year students working toward a degree in SH&E. The two UPS diversity scholarships are awarded to junior- or senior-year students from a minority ethnic background pursuing an undergraduate degree in SH&E.

Scholarship applicants must be full-time students pursuing a B.S. in occupational safety and health or a related field. Applicants must be student members of ASSE, have a GPA of 3.0 in a 4.0 system, be in good academic standing and be recommended by a safety faculty member. Students are invited to apply annually for scholarships through the ASSE Foundation from September through December 1st.

Founded in 1951 and based in Atlanta, GA, the UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its support will impact social concerns, such as safety and health. Founded in 1907, UPS is the world's largest package delivery company and a leading provider of global transportation and logistics services; serving more than 200 countries and territories with 425,000 employees worldwide.

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 scholarships, 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
-- 30
American Society of Safety Engineers • 1800 East Oakton Street • Des Plaines, Illinois • 60018-2187
Phone 847.699.2929 • Fax 847.296.3769 •