“Louis Alexander is the first scholarship recipient in our returning veterans program, and we are very proud to support him as he begins a new career in our industry,” said Stephen Yurek, president and CEO, AHRI. “These students are a shining example of the qualified, dedicated HVACR and water-heating technicians we need to fill good-paying jobs that cannot be outsourced, and the instructors we need to support and educate them.”
Among the students honored are: Richard Driesen, Perry Technical Institute; Daniel Gretschmann, Blackhawk Technical College; David Hall, Athens Technical College; Joshua Hall, Ferris State University; Chris Johnson, San Joaquin Valley College; Eric Johnson, Ferris State University; Ryan Johnson, Ferris State University; Jason Olson, Grand Rapids Community College; and Chris Perez, Los Angeles Trade Technical College.
The three instructors include: Floyd Azbell, Worcester Technical High School; Luther Knouse, SCI Rockview; and Travis Snowden, Meridian Technology Center.
The Rees Scholarship Foundation has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships to 121 students and instructors since its inception in 2003.
Publication date: 4/15/2013