MURRAY, Ky. (April 13, 2016) — Eleven Murray State University students have received scholarships through the American Society of Safety Engineers. A total of 106 students were awarded scholarships, with Murray State having the highest number of recipients among all colleges and universities.
Murray State recipients include Clint Combs (Gilbertsville, Ky.), Braden Cook (Elizabethtown, Ill.), Brice Griesemer (Shelbyville, Ill.), Alec Jackson (Dexter, Mo.), James McIntyre (Gilbertsville, Ky.), Kelly Mehner (Waterloo, Ill.), Tanner Neese (Greenville, Ill.), Rachel Ragovin (Murray, Ky.), Josh Reed (Harrisburg, Ill.), Eric Sapp (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) and Luke Whitmore (Shepherdsville, Ky.).
The eleven students are all working towards a degree in the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) through the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology.
“The Department of Occupational Safety and Health at Murray State University is proud of its students’ accomplishments. We are very appreciative of the annual commitment made by the professional membership of the American Society of Safety Engineers in providing our students support in the form of scholarships,” said OSH interim Department Chair Dr. Tracey Wortham. “In addition, the ASSE Foundation also awarded an OSH department lecturer a significant scholarship to pursue doctoral studies. The OSH Department is grateful that the ASSE Foundation endeavors to ensure the future of the safety profession by supporting advancements in our students’ education and careers.”
“The OSH degree program is a source of pride to Murray State University, and we are pleased and proud to see that our students majoring in this program are being recognized with these scholarships,” said Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology Dean Dr. Stephen Cobb. “We thank ASSE for their generosity and support in educating the next generation of OSH professionals.”
“We are thrilled to be able to award these scholarships and grants through the generous contributions of our donors,” said ASSE Foundation Board Chair Michael Murray. “We are committed to strengthening the OSH profession by helping these groups advance their education and careers.”
About the Department of Occupational Safety and Health: Murray State University offers a variety of curriculum options through the Department of Occupational Safety and Health. The degree programs are designed to provide the technical and professional knowledge required by individuals pursuing careers in safety management, occupational health, industrial hygiene, loss/risk control management, ergonomics, emergency planning and response, and environmental safety and health. For more information, please call (270) 809-2488, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.murraystate.edu/osh.