American Industrial Hygiene Foundation Awards More Than $131,800 in Scholarships to 51 Outstanding Students

The Board of Trustees of the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) has selected 51 recipients for more than $131,800 in scholarships for 2017. The recipients will be recognized on June 7 during the Mark of Excellence Breakfast at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce EXP) in Seattle, WA.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Release No. SPR-17-0511-01

CONTACT:
Gabriella Lehimdjian, AIHA Communications 
(703) 846-0700; glehimdjian@aiha.org​ 


FALLS CHURCH, Va. (May 11, 2017)- The Board of Trustees of the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) has selected 51 outstanding students to receive more than $131,800 in scholarships this year. The recipients have distinguished themselves through their commitment to their studies, their communities, and the profession of industrial hygiene. 

"We must prepare and encourage the next generation of industrial hygienists," said AIHF Board of Trustees President Steven E. Lacey, PhD, CIH, CSP. "We are competing with other science and engineering disciplines for the next generation of professionals, and we want the best and brightest with us, protecting worker health. I want to congratulate these scholarship winners on their hard work, to encourage even more students to apply next year, and to thank all of the donors who made this possible. Be sure to congratulate these students in Seattle."

The 2017 scholarship recipients include:

Dylan R. Anderson, Utah State University
AIHF Scholarship 
Kathleen E. Antonson, University of South Florida
Florida Local Section Scholarship
Justin D. Artman, Illinois State University
Chicago Local Section Scholarship 
Corey L. Boles, University of Iowa
Clyde M. Berry Memorial Scholarship 
Colleen A. Brents, Colorado State University
Board of Certified Safety Professional Scholarship and Jerry Lynch Scholarship 
Candice L. Burton, Montana Tech of the University of Montana
Jerry Lynch Memorial Scholarship 
Changie Cai, University of Iowa
Clyde M. Berry Memorial Scholarship and Real Time Detection Systems Committee Scholarship 
Angela N. Chiappone, University of Illinois-Chicago 
Chicago Local Section Scholarship
Maximilian J. Chmielinski, University of Washington 
Steven P. Levine Memorial Scholarship 
Tanner E. Christensen, Utah State University
AIHF Scholarship 
Jayson C. Clinger, University of Iowa
Clyde M. Berry Memorial Scholarship and Dennis Paustenbach Scholarship
Aaron M. Cox, University of Utah
Jeffrey S. Lee Memorial Scholarship 
Oluwabunmi M. Dada, University of Alabama at Birmingham
George and Florence Clayton Scholarship 
Gissel M. Flores, University of Central Missouri
Florida Local Section Scholarship
Rebecca H. Foos, Colorado State University
Kyle B. Dotson Scholarship 
Alyson N. Gray, University of Iowa
Clyde M. Berry Memorial Scholarship 
Nicholas P. Grisso, University of Arizona
AIHF Scholarship 
Andrea L. Guytingco, University of Michigan
Ralph G. Smith Memorial Scholarship 
Amanda S. Hebert, Montana Tech of the University of Montana
AIHF Scholarship 
Brenna K. Hogan, University of Alabama at Birmingham
AIHF Scholarship and TSI/Arthur J. Abrams Memorial Scholarship
Derek D. Koller, University of Arizona
AIHA Local Sections Scholarship 
Shayla K. Mack, Montana Tech of the University of Montana
Charles F. Redinger Scholarship 
Stefany V. Molina, Purdue University 
AIHF Scholarship 
Benjamin K. Moore, University of Michigan
Ralph G. Smith Memorial Scholarship 
Isabella M. Muffoletto, Utah State University
TSI/Arthur J. Abrams Memorial Scholarship 
Saisattha Noomnual, University of Illinois-Chicago
Chicago Local Section Scholarship 
Allyson M. O'Connell, University of Michigan
George and Florence Clayton Scholarship 
Orji C. Okereke, University of North Texas Health Science Center
Kyle B. Dotson Scholarship 
Temitope O. Oluwadairo, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
AIHA Scholarahip and AIHA Fellows Scholarship 
Taylor A. Orr, University of Central Missouri
New England Local Section Scholarship 
Marysel Pagan Santa, University of Puerto Rico
Liberty Mutual Scholarship 
Trevor K. Peckham, University of Washington
Ralph J. Vernon Memorial Scholarship 
Brian J. Peterson, Montana Tech of the University of Montana
Rick and Carol Fulwiler Scholarship 
Dana M. Piper, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Board of Certified Safety Professional Scholarship , Philadelphia Local Section Scholarship and Pittsburgh Local Section Scholarship
Keith A. Sanders, Air Force Institute of Technology 
Liberty Mutual Scholarship and Morton Lippmann Scholarship 
Eric C. Sapp, West Virginia University
Robert W. Wheeler Scholarship 
Emily R. Schmick, Johns Hopkins University
AIHF Scholarship 
Alexandra E. Shishkova, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Fred S. Venable - Deep South Section Scholarship and Robert L. Harris 
Margaret C. Summers, University of Alabama at Birmingham 
George and Florence Clayton Scholarship 
Jordan T. Tanniehill, University of Houston, Clear Lake
Los Alamos Industrial Hygiene Scholarship 
Taylor A. Tarpey, University of Michigan
Ralph G. Smith Memorial Scholarship 
Janalee F. Thompson, Colorado State University 
Morton Lippmann Scholarship 
Jessica A. Trowbridge, University of California, Berkeley
Larry Birkner and Ruth K. McIntyre-Birkner Memorial Scholarship 
Nicholas W. Turnbeaugh, University of Central Missouri 
AIHF Scholarship 
Christine M. Uebel-Niemeier, University of Cincinnati
AIHF Scholarship and Gary and Bonnie Olmstead Scholarship 
Steven L. Wright, University of North Alabama
AIHF Scholarship 
Bingbing Wu, University of Cincinnati
Gary & Bonnie Olmstead Scholarship and Ohio Valley Local Section Scholarship
Wenxiao Yan, University of Toronto
Morton Lippmann Scholarship 
Anna S. Young, Harvard University
AIHA Scholarship
Emmanuel N. Zervoudakis, University of Michigan
Michigan IH Society Merit Scholarship 
Stephanie J. Ziembicki, University of Toronto
Liberty Mutual Scholarship 

Recipients will be recognized on June 7, 2017, during the Mark of Excellence Breakfast at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce EXP) in Seattle, Wa.


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About AIHF
The mission of the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) is to advance the profession by awarding scholarships for students in industrial hygiene and related disciplines, and funding training/professional development opportunities for industrial hygienists in the first 15 years of their professional careers in industrial hygiene and related disciplines. Administration of AIHF is conducted through its Board of Trustees, who are elected members and serve on a volunteer basis only. The AIHF is exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the AIHF are tax-deductible, as provided by law. 

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