The PHCC Educational Foundation and its manufacturer partners awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships during the association’s annual convention, Sept. 26-30 in Chicago.
The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association presented its educational foundation scholarships to: Daniel Ceddia of Sudbury, Mass.; Danielle Dorsey of Taunton, Mass.; Vincent F. Giglio III of Shreveport, La.; Brian Lawrence of Winfield, Kan.; Bryan Schaefer of West Babylon, N.Y.; and Rick Allen Whitaker Jr. of Durham, N.C.
Each will receive $3,000 per year for their studies. All of the recipients are currently pursuing their education at universities or in apprenticeship programs.
The A.O. Smith Water Heater Scholarship includes $2,500 for up to four years of study. The recipients included Thomas Orion Hall from Marietta, Ga., who is in a four-year business management degree program at the University of Alabama. Ryan P. Matthias of Westlake, Ohio, who is enrolled in a four-year architecture program at Kent State University, was also a recipient of the A.O. Smith scholarship.
Bradford White Corp. awarded three scholarships of $2,500 for up to two years of study. The recipients included Joseph Clady of Danbury, Conn., who is enrolled at the Industrial Management and Training Institute; Jeff Hamon of Broken Arrow, Okla., who is attending Okalahoma State University; and Kyle School of Chester, N.Y., who is enrolled at State University of New York’s College of Technology in Delhi, N.Y.
Delta Faucet Co. awarded six $2,500 scholarships at the annual convention. The recipients were Peter M. Costello, enrolled at Curry College in Milford, Mass.; Luke DeWolfe, a student at Georgia Southern University; Alex J. Gasper, an engineering technology student at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich.; Elisa Maggio, a business administration student at Bentley College; Adam Meny, a business administration student at the University of Southern Indiana; and Matthew Torvinen, a mechanical engineering student at the University of Minnesota in Duluth.
The PHCC Massachusetts Auxiliary Scholarship was awarded to Danielle M. Hennessey, a freshman at Providence College. Hennessey, the daughter of a plumber, is planning to pursue a degree in either political science or journalism. She was sponsored by PHCC National Auxiliary member Nancy Shine, and will receive a $1,500 scholarship.
Cassidy J. Haselhoff Jr. was the recipient of the PHCC Past National Officers Scholarship. Haselhoff is a student at Des Moines Area Community College pursuing a two-year HVAC technician degree. He was sponsored by PHCC member Andy Wychoff and will receive a $2,500 scholarship.
PHCC, companies award scholarships at convention
January 1, 2007