DURANT, Okla. -- The Department of Occupational Safety & Health at Southeastern Oklahoma State University has announced a record-setting year of student scholarships from the Foundation of the American Society of Safety Engineers.
The largest Occupational Safety organization in the world with more than 34,000 members, the ASSE Foundation awarded 103 scholarships and grants totaling $194,000, which included 84 scholarships to students representing 37 universities nationwide.
Department Chair Dr. Wayne Jones said, “This is the largest number of scholarships ever awarded at one time to Southeastern’s Occupational Safety Department from the Foundation. This announcement by the ASSE Foundation, combined with our other scholarships awarded this year, brings our total to more than 20 for 2012-2013. Again, our best year ever.”
Southeastern’s 2013 recipients are:
Edwin P. Locke HSE Scholarship (sponsored by the Texas Safety Foundation)
William Mitchell, Denison, Texas ($2,000)
FabEnCo-LaCook Investment For Excellence in Occupational Safety & Health Scholarship
Walter Smith, McAlester, Oklahoma ($4,000)
ISN Networld Scholarship
Steven Wilson, Calera, Oklahoma ($1,000)
Permian Basin Chapter Endowment
Wesley Johnston, Durant, Oklahoma ($1,000)
Southwest Chapter Roy Kinslow Scholarship
Brenda Lawrence, Calera, Oklahoma ($1,000)
UPS Diversity Scholarship
Brant Plyler, Durant, Oklahoma ($5,250)