VPPPA Announces 2020 and 2021 Award & Scholarship Winners

Both the 2020 and 2021 winners were honored at the Safety+ conference in Nashville on August 30.

Each year at Safety+, The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association recognizes the winners of the VPPPA Awards and Scholarships. Due to COVID-19, the association was unable to have Safety+ in 2020 and celebrate the 2020 winners. Therefore, this year, both the 2020 and 2021 winners were honored at the Safety+ conference in Nashville on August 30.

Here's a list of the winners:

2020 Scholarship Winners

  • June Brothers Scholarship Winner: Karsyn Suhadolnik, Kennewick, WA
  • Sergeant Safety Scholarship Winner: Lindsey Wooley, Kennewick, WA
  • Stephen Brown Scholarship Winner: MacKenna Kalin, Lincoln, NE
  • William “Sully” Sullivan Scholarship Winner: Kristen Denney, Carrollton, GA

2020 VPPPA Annual Awards

VPP Innovation Award Winners:

  • General Electric Healthcare – Electric Avenue, GE Healthcare
  • Oak Ridge Environmental Management Cleanup Project, Case Management Approach, UCOR, an Amentum-led partnership with Jacobs

VPP Outreach Award Winners:

  • Chevron Phillips Chemical – Cedar Bayou Plant, Company Award: Chevron Phillips Chemical
  • Marsha E. Bevins, Individual Award: Portsmouth Mission Alliance, LLC

VPPPA Safety & Health Outreach Award Winner:

  • Michael Horton, Individual Award: Portsmouth Mission Alliance, LLC
  • Portsmouth Mission Alliance, LLC, Company Award: Portsmouth Mission Alliance, LLC, Piketon, OH

2021 Scholarship Winners

  • June Brothers Scholarship Winner: Matthew Wachtel, Carleton, NE
  • Sergeant Safety Scholarship Winner: Sergeant Justin R. Williams, Roy, UT
  • Stephen Brown Scholarship Winner: Ryan W. Register, Oak Ridge, TN
  • William “Sully” Sullivan Scholarship Winner: Gregory Alan Miller II, Altus, OK

2021 VPPPA Annual Awards

VPP Innovation Award Winners:

  • 76 Commodities Maintenance Group "WHOOOOO!!! SAFE PRODUCTION
  • Bayer U.S. Crop Science, West Fargo, ND
  • Central Plateau Cleanup Company
  • Chevron Philips Chemical Cedar Bayou Plant
  • General Electric Healthcare - Electric Avenue
  • Guardair Corporation
  • UCOR
  • Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC

VPP Outreach Award Winners:

  • Don Slough – Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS)

VPPPA Safety & Health Outreach Award Winner:

  • Alex Lee & Jennifer Scott, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
  • Volpentest HAMMER Federal Training Center

For more information about VPPPA's awards and scholarships, visit vpppa.org

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