Eight students from a field of more than 90 applicants were awarded scholarships from the Sheet Metal and Air-Conditioning Contractors’ National Association.
The awards were given by SMACNA’s
College of Fellows, which funds four of the scholarships. Three of the eight
scholarships are supported by endowments and one is paid by SMACNA. The four
scholarships funded by the College of Fellows provide $3,000 annually for four
undergraduate academic years.
Recipients of the College of Fellows scholarships were Nicole Kyle,
Christa Moore, Timothy Russell and Andrew Stockwell.
North Sictuate, R.I., a graduate of La Salle Academy in Providence, R.I, plans
to double major in English and chemistry. Her father, Henry A. Kyle III, worked
as a sheet metal mechanic for Unique Metal Works Inc. of Pawtucket, R.I.,
a member of SMACNA Boston.
Moore of Cabot, Pa., is a
graduate of Knoch High School and will attend Grove City College, where she
plans to major in mathematics and finance in preparation for becoming an
insurance and tax lawyer. Her father, Richard J. Moore, is a sheet metal foreman
for McKamish Inc. of Pittsburgh, a member of SMACNA of Western
Russell of St. Charles, Ill., a graduate of
St. Charles East High School, will attend the University of Illinois at
Champaign-Urbana where he plans to major in mechanical engineering. His father,
Timothy J. Russell, is the president of GHC Mechanical of Elk Grove Village,
Ill., a member of the SMACNA Chicago chapter.
Frankenmuth, Mich., a graduate of Frankenmuth High School,
will attend the University
of Michigan where he
plans to major in theoretical and financial mathematics. His father,
Christopher Stockwell, is assistant vice president of U.S. Sheet Metal of
Saginaw, Mich., a member of Michigan Chapter SMACNA.
scholarship funded by SMACNA went to Jennifer Murdock of Frederick,
Murdock was awarded $2,000 annually for up to four
undergraduate years from a scholarship funded by SMACNA. She is a graduate of Frederick High School
and will attend the University
of Denver. Her father,
John Murdock, is the project manager of Trautman & Shreve Inc. in Denver, a member of SMACNA-Colorado.
Najdek of Avondale, Ariz.,
was awarded $3,000 a year as the recipient of the J.B. Rodgers endowed
four-year scholarship, sponsored by the J.B. Rodgers Foundation of Phoenix. Najdek is a
graduate of Agua Fria High School and will attend Northern Arizona
University, where she
plans to major in environmental science. Her father, Michael Herrera, was employed
by Metro Mechanical.
Scott Fabre of Powder Springs, Ga.,
was awarded $3,000 a year as the recipient of the Robert Harris endowed
four-year scholarship sponsored by the Georgia-SMACNA chapter. Fabre is a
graduate of Pebblebrook
High School and is
attending Georgia Institute of Technology, where he is majoring in mechanical
engineering. He is currently employed as a co-op student with McKenney’s Inc.
of Atlanta, a member of the Georgia-SMACNA chapter.
Menold of Aston, Pa., was awarded a scholarship of $3,000 as the recipient of
the Philadelphia Association one-year endowed scholarship, which is sponsored
by the Sheet Metal Contractors Association of Philadelphia and Vicinity. She is
a graduate of Cardinal O’Hara High School
and will attend Pennsylvania
where she plans to major in chemical engineering. Her father, Rodger Menold, is
a shop supervisor at Ernest D. Menold Inc. of Lester, Pa.,
a member of the Sheet Metal Contractors Association of Philadelphia and
SMACNA awards eight scholarships
November 1, 2009