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Southeastern Occupational Safety Students Score Big in National Scholarships

Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Department of Occupational Safety & Health would like to announce the following student scholarships from the Foundation of the American Society of Safety Engineers.  The largest Occupational Safety organization in the world with over 34,000 members, the ASSE Foundation awarded 103 scholarships and grants totaling $194,000 which included 84 scholarships to students representing 37 universities nationwide.  According to Dr. Wayne D. Jones, department chair, this is the largest number of scholarships ever awarded at one time to Southeastern’s occupational safety department from the Foundation.  Said Dr. Jones, “This announcement by the ASSE Foundation, combined with our other scholarships awarded this year, brings our total to over 20 for 2012-2013.  Again, our best year ever!”

2013 recipients from Southeastern are:

  • Edwin P. Locke HSE Scholarship (sponsored by the Texas Safety Foundation)

Recipient: William Mitchell of Denison, TX
Amount: $2,000

  • FabEnCo-LaCook Investment For Excellence in Occupational Safety & Health Scholarship

Recipient: Walter Smith of McAlester, OK
Amount: $4,000

  • ISNetworld Scholarship

Recipient: Steven Wilson of Calera, OK
Amount: $1,000

  • Permian Basin Chapter Endowment

Recipient: Wesley Johnston of Durant, OK
Amount: $1,000

  • Southwest Chapter Roy Kinslow Scholarship

Recipient: Brenda Lawrence of Calera, OK
Amount: $1,000

  • UPS Diversity Scholarship

Recipient: Brant Plyler of Durant, OK
Amount: $5,250