The Council of Refrigeration Educators (CARE) and HVAC Excellence announced the winners of the D. Brian Baker Memorial Scholarship. Congratulations to Jason Hoard of St Georges Technical High School in Middletown, Delaware and David Brannen of Texas State Technical College in Waco, Texas. 

D. Brian Baker was a dedicated HVACR professional and educator who was passionate about the industry and was a true advocate for continual professional development. Baker attended every conference and training session that he could, knowing that working and teaching in the trade wasn’t just a job, but a passion he shared with all that he met.

To honor his memory, the D. Brian Baker Memorial Scholarship was established to aid new instructors in professional development. Mr. Hoard and Mr. Brannen, recipients of the scholarship, will be attending the 2018 National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference (registration, airfare, hotel included), and will also receive a one-year membership in CARE to honor Mr. Bakers commitment to education.

The 2018 National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference will offer attendees the opportunity to attend over 50 sessions, visit with manufacturers, publishers and industry organizations at the Exposition, network with other instructors from across the continent and much, much more.

Kevin Couch, CARE president said,” We are proud to partner with HVAC Excellence to make this scholarship happen. We received more applications than we expected and just wish we could have offered more instructors the opportunity to attend. We hope next year, we are able to grow the funding available and assist more deserving instructors to attend the Conference.” 

Publication date: 2/15/2018

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