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Wednesday, 22 May 2013 20:04

Collision Repair Education Foundation Releases Winners of Second Round of Student Scholarships

The Collision Repair Education Foundation recently released the second round of collision student scholarships and tool grant winners for the $300,000+ in opportunities facilitated through the Collision Repair Education Foundation this spring.

The Atlanta I-CAR Volunteer Committee awarded a $9,000 student scholarship to James Perez of Maxwell High School of Technology (Lawrenceville, GA). This scholarship will assist Perez with education costs to continue his technical education study of collision repair. Funding for this scholarship was made possible through the committee hosting annual golf and car show fundraiser events.

“We are very pleased that we could help another student in Atlanta join our industry,” says Gerry Poirier Chairman of the Atlanta I-CAR Volunteer Committee.

Chicago Pneumatic has supported secondary and post-secondary collision students by providing a student tool grant through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. Ten collision students were selected from 480 applications and each winning student will receive a Chicago Pneumatic air tool kit which includes an impact wrench, air hammer, die grinder, reversible air drill, and an air sander. Each tool grant for the students is valued at over $1,100.

The student winners of the 2013 spring Chicago Pneumatic grant include:

Secondary
Brian Stade-Applied Technology Center (Rock Hill, SC)
Shelby Williams-Applied Technology Center (Rock Hill, SC)
Vince Struve-Carrigan Career Center (Wichita Falls, TX)
Cristian Mojarro-Southeast Career Technical Academy (Las Vegas, NV)
Adam White-Sikeston High School (Sikeston, MO)

Post-Secondary
Tyler Perkins-Northwest Wisconsin Technology College (Green Bay, WI)
Tessa Brammer-Laramie County Community College (Cheyenne, WY)
Erik Torres-Texas State Technical College (Harlingen, TX)
Tyler Hardin-OSU Institute of Technology (Okmulgee, OK)
Jonathan Thigpin-Rolla Technical Institute (Rolla, MO)

The I-CAR Northwest Region awarded two $1,000 collision student scholarships. Collision students from Washington were eligible to receive these scholarships. Funding for these scholarships was made possible through the local I-CAR volunteer committee hosting fundraising events.

The 2013 I-CAR Northeast Region collision student scholarship winners include:
Thomas Bernhofer–Lake Washington Institute of Technology (Kirkland, WA)
Zoe Gorow–Lake Washington Institute of Technology (Kirkland, WA)

Winners of the Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes collision student tool grants each will receive a primer pack valued at $350. The tool grants will provide collision students with proper repair equipment and assist in the students being productive, efficient, and capable employees from day one on the job after graduation.

The 2013 Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes primer pack tool grant recipients include:
Secondary
Erick Escobar-Norwalk High School (Norwalk, CA)
Brian Stade-Applied Technology Center (Rock Hill, SC)
Monica Reyes-Zapata-Maxwell High School of Technology (Lawrenceville, GA)
Shelby Williams-Applied Technology Center (Rock Hill, SC)

Post-Secondary
Tyler Perkins-Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (Green Bay, WI)
Tessa Brammer-Laramie County Community College (Cheyenne, WY)
Erik Torres-Texas State Technical College (Harlingen, TX)
Tyler Hardin-OSU Institute of Technology (Okmulgee, OK)
Daniel Mora-Cerritos College (Norwalk, CA)
Kathryn Carter-El Camino College (Torrance, CA)
Andrea Yager-Clackamas Community College (Oregon City, OR)
Kevin Young-Cape Fear Community College (Wilmington, NC)

Sterling Autobody awarded $27,000 in collision student scholarships and tool grants. The student winners of the 2013 spring Sterling Autobody include:
Oscar Casas-Barajas-Cypress College (Cypress, CA)
Award: $2,500 scholarship and $3,000 tool grant

Adalberto Cardenas-Kennedy King College (Chicago, IL)
Award: $2,500 scholarship and $3,000 tool grant

Tommy Love-Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES (Spencerport, NY)
Award: $2,500 scholarship and $3,000 tool grant

Jose Zavala-Central County Occupational Center (San Jose, CA)
Award: $2,500 scholarship and $3,000 tool grant

Keith Totten-Lake Tech Center (Eustis, FL)
Award: $2,000 scholarship

Amanda Johnson-Weber State University (Ogden, UT)
Award: $1,000 scholarship

Shawn Durante-Lake Tech Center (Eustis, FL)
Award: $1,000 scholarship

ABRA Auto Body & Glass awarded eight collision students each with $2,000 in tools. The tool grant was made available to select high school seniors and post-secondary students studying in collision repair programs. The winning students were able to select $2,000 (retail value) in tools and equipment from the NATEF tool list.

The student winners of the 2013 ABRA Auto Body & Glass spring tool grant include:
James Gross-Warren Tech (Lakewood, CO)
Mike Thompson-Laramie Community College (Cheyenne, CO)
Tessa Brammer-Laramie Community College (Cheyenne, WY)
Nina Hunter-Weber State University (Ogden, UT)
Jessie Jensen-Bridgerland Applied Technology College (Logan, UT)
Rodney Dean-Lincoln College of Technology (Indianapolis, IN)
Huey Lewis-Dunwoody College of Technology (Minneapolis, MN)
Joshua Hausman - Lincoln College of Technology (Nashville, TN)

Collision student and instructor winners of the Alcoa Foundation were also announced. The training grant was funded by a $40,000 grant by the Alcoa Foundation and facilitated by the Collision Repair Education Foundation as part of the spring 2013 scholarship and tool grant opportunities. The selected instructor and student pairs will attend aluminum repair technical training at the I-CAR Tech Centre in Appleton, WI, this summer. As aluminum use in vehicles–already the number two material used to make cars–nearly doubles over the next several years, this repair training will play a crucial role in ensuring the both collision students and their educators receive the proper technical information on how to repair consumer’s collision damaged vehicles properly.

The 2013 Alcoa Foundation aluminum repair training grant recipients include (student & instructor):

Borislav Bojanov & Jim Hicks-Lake Washington Institute of Technology (Kirkland, WA)

David Marstall & Eric Showalter-Washburn Tech(Topeka, KS)

Greg Knuuttila & Gregory Brink-Kishwaukee Community College (Malta, IL)

Jack Haramut & Cliff Styles-Greenville Technical College (Greenville, SC)

Joshua Hagle & Tom Phillips-Hennepin Technical College (Brooklyn Park, MN)

Jovanny Jimenez & Clint Campbell-Texas State Technical College (Waco, TX)

Justin Furman & Scott Malnar-Washtenaw Community College (Ann Arbor, MI)

Kenneth Powell & Kenneth McMillian-Kennedy King College (Chicago, IL)

Logan Salisbury & Alvie D. Smith-Butler Community College (El Dorado, KS)

Mason Tanley & Jay Winters-South Central College (North Mankato, MN)

Nina Hunter & Justin Tate-Weber State University (Ogden, UT)

Ricardo Castro & Dan Norton-Walla Walla Community College (Kennewick, WA)

Robin Issak & Mark Millbauer-Green River Community College (Auburn, WA)

Sean Brons & Steven Youngs-Northwest Iowa Community College (Sheldon, IA)

Tessa Brammer & Robert Benning-Laramie County Community College (Cheyenne, WY)

Trevor Walmer & Tim Hoege-Madison College (Madison, WI)

Trevor Multhaup & Bruce Graffunder-Dunwoody College of Technology (Minneapolis, MN)


















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