AIHF Awards More Than $54,000 in Scholarships

The American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) formally announced its 2007 scholarship winners today during the General Session at the 68th annual American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) in Philadelphia. A total of 19 scholarships, totaling $54,100, were awarded to 17 students.

AIHF is a nonprofit organization formed by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) to award scholarships to students studying industrial hygiene and related disciplines. The following students received scholarships:

  • Richard Neitzel, University of Washington, AIHA Scholarship
  • Khadeeja Abdullah, University of California at Los Angeles, AIHF Scholarship
  • John Breskey, University of Illinois at Chicago, AIHF Scholarship
  • Loren Kaehn, University of Washington, AIHF Scholarship
  • Reginald Richards, George Washington University, AIHA Local Section Scholarship
  • Michael Humann, University of Iowa, Clyde M. Berry Scholarship
  • Phillip Clark, Colorado State University, Larry R. Birkner & Ruth K. McIntyre-Birkner Memorial Scholarship and Robert L. Harris Scholarship
  • Gustavo Serrano Izaguirre, University of Michigan, George & Florence Clayton Scholarship
  • Chad Brenneman, University of Cincinnati, Kyle B. Dotson Scholarship
  • Zulma Machillanda-Hahn, University of California at Berkeley, Jeffrey S. Lee Memorial Scholarship and Jerry Lynch Memorial Scholarship
  • Celeste Hemphill, University of Cincinnati, Liberty Mutual Scholarship
  • Ramona Lall, New York University, Morton Lippmann Scholarship
  • Jennifer Hsu, University of Michigan, Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society Merit Scholarship
  • Pamela Dopart, University of Michigan, Ralph G. Smith Memorial Scholarship
  • J. Girard Griggs, University of Minnesota, TSI / Arthur J. Abrams Memorial Scholarship
  • Coty Maypole, University of Texas, Ralph J. Vernon Memorial Scholarship
  • Beauregard Middaugh, Purdue University, Chicago Local Section Scholarship

AIHF says students were evaluated on academic record, extracurricular activities, future goals as an industrial hygienist, and potential for leadership in the industrial hygiene profession. Scholarships were awarded based on the availability of funds provided through contributions from AIHA members, individuals, corporations, and local sections to the AIHF endowment fund. One scholarship was funded by the Chicago Local Section.

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