“We are proud to support students pursuing a career in this industry,” said Stephen Yurek, AHRI president and CEO. “The future success of our industry depends on qualified, dedicated HVACR and water heating technicians to fill good-paying jobs that cannot be outsourced.”
The 2011 scholarship recipients are: Andrew M. Clem, Calhoun Community College, Decatur, Ala.; Aldrick Crowe, New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Austin M. Grey, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Lancaster, Pa.; Jerome T. Guethe, Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque, N.M.; Lukas A. Bennett, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, Pa.; Brian Matijevich, Blackhawk Technical College, Janesville, Wis.; Bradly Higdon, Gadsden State Community College, Gadsden, Ala.; Justin Chandler, Gadsden State Community College, Gadsden, Ala.; Jonathan Chadwick, Northwest Community College, Senatobia, Miss.; David Allen Hale, Northwest Community College, Senatobia, Miss.; Matthew D. Near, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Mich.; and Jacob Dewit, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Mich.
The Clifford H. “Ted” Rees Jr. Scholarship Foundation was established to assist with the recruitment and competency of future HVACR and water heating technicians by awarding scholarships to qualified students enrolled in an institutionally accredited school. Eligible students must be preparing for a career in either residential or light commercial air conditioning, heating, and water heating, or commercial refrigeration. For more information, visit www.ahrinet.org/rees+scholarship.aspx.
Publication date: 10/10/2011