ASSEF Announces 2012 Recipients

The America Responds Memorial Scholarship and the Harry Taback 9/11 Memorial Scholarship were created after the terrorist attacks to honor those who were killed.

The American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation has announced the 2012 recipients of the America Responds Memorial Scholarship and the Harry Taback 9/11 Memorial Scholarship, both of which were established after the 9/11 terrorist attacks to honor those who died.

The America Responds scholarship provides $1,000 each year to an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in occupational safety and health or a closely related field, and this year's recipient is Charles Frey, who is studying fire protection and safety technology at Oklahoma State University. The Taback scholarship's recipient is Shane Ferguson, who is studying safety sciences at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Past winners of the America Responds scholarship include Frank Disori, who studied at Millersville University in Millersville, Pa.; Wade Baily, Indiana University of PA; Bethany Holyoak, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; Benjamin Jon Mollman, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; Ryan Kiley, Millersville University; Jacqueline Harvey, Slippery Rock University, Pa.; Nicholas Anthony Borsa, Indiana University of PA; Christopher Skipper, Millersville University; and Eric Kerns, Marshall University, Huntington, W.Va.

The Taback scholarshp was established by the children of Harry Taback, a Marsh and McLennan executive and ASSE member who died while at work in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, Cheryl, Lori and Tracy Taback donated $23,000 to the ASSE Foundation to create it. According to the foundation, Taback helped to establish one of ASSEF's first corporate scholarships through Marsh.

Past recipients of the Taback scholarship include Scott Merrell, Millersville University; Julie Pendergrass, Millersville University; Megan Karie, Oakland University, Mich.; Patrick T. Karl, Slippery Rock University; Tyler Bean, Slippery Rock University; and, Julie Barbaro, Oakland University.

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