ASSE Foundation Scholarships Awarded to Eleven Students Attending Universities in Oklahoma, Texa
DES PLAINES, IL (May 9, 2012) – Eleven students attending universities in the
American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Region III, which consists of Arkansas,
Oklahoma and Texas, 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.
The Region III undergraduate recipients are:
- William Birdsong, recipient of the $1000 Southwest
Chapter Roy Kinslow Scholarship. Birdsong is pursuing an occupational safety
and health degree at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, OK.
- Miles Flusche, recipient of the $1000 ASSE Oklahoma
City Chapter Scholarship. Flushe is studying industrial safety at the
University of Central Oklahoma, Edmund, OK.
- Charles Frey, recipient of the $1000 America Responds
Memorial Scholarship. Murdock is studying fire protection and safety technology
at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.
- Haley Kincannon, is a recipient of a$5,250 UPS
Scholarship. Kincannon is pursuing a degree in fire protection and safety technology
at Oklahoma State University.
- Brian Lauer, is the recipient of the $2,000 Ann Music
Streetman HSE Scholarship, sponsored by the Texas Safety Foundation. Lauer is
studying occupational safety and health at Southeastern Oklahoma State
- Ashley Madden, is the recipient of the $1,000 Permian
Basin Chapter Endowment. Madden is studying occupational safety and health at
Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
- Kevin Riechers is the recipient of the $1,000
ISNetworld Scholarship. Riechers is pursuing a degree in fire protection and safety
technology at Oklahoma State University.
- Ryan Russell is a recipient of a $2,750 Applications
International Scholarship. Russell is studying industrial safety at the
University of Central Oklahoma.
- Charles Shockley is the recipient of the $2,000
Charlie Darnell HSE Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Texas Safety
Foundation. Shockley is studying environmental health and safety at Texas State
Technical College, Waco, TX.
- Jonathon Willinger, is a recipient of a $5,250 UPS
Diversity Scholarship. Willinger is pursuing a degree in environmental health
and safety management at Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK.
The Region III doctorate recipient is Meghan Wernicke,
a PhD. candidate in epidemiology and environmental health with a concentration
in occupational health at Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health. Wernicke
has been awarded the $2,000 George Gustafson HSE Memorial Scholarship sponsored
by the Texas Safety Foundation.
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.