Hoffman Estates, IL– May 10, 2011 – ABRA Auto Body & Glass awarded 16 collision students each with $1,000 in tools through a spring tool grant opportunity with the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The tool grant was made available to select high school seniors or post-secondary student within collision repair programs that plan on graduating school in 2011 and entering the workforce immediately following graduation. The winning students were able to select $1,000 (retail value) in tools and equipment from the NATEF tool list.
The student winners of the 2011 ABRA Auto Body & Glass spring tool grant include:
Manuel Aguilar (UTI – Sacramento, CA)
Justen Anderson (Hennepin Technical College – Brooklyn Park, MN)
Tyler Brick (Aims Automotive & Technology Center – Windsor, CO)
Nathaniel Brown (UTI – Houston, TX)
Ryan Carroll (Salt Lake Community College – Sandy, UT)
Rebekkah Doyle (Nashville Auto Diesel College – Nashville, TN)
William Everhart (Nashville Auto Diesel College – Nashville, TN)
Y Lee (Dunwoody College of Tech – Minneapolis, MN)
Alfredo Mendez (UTI – Houston, TX)
Kade Oeltjenbruns (Dunwoody College of Tech – Minneapolis, MN)
Emily Ann Severson (Wyo Tech – Laramie, WY)
Brittney Sieger (Wyo Tech – Sacramento, CA)
Terrance Scott Simpson (Nashville Auto Diesel College – Nashville, TN)
Thong Thao (Fox Valley Technical College – Appleton, WI)
Joshua A. Van Dinter (Madison Area Technical College – Madison, WI)
Steve Watt (Wyo Tech – Laramie, WY)
“ABRA Auto Body & Glass is happy to support the Collision Repair Education Foundation and these fine students; it’s our goal to continue to support and encourage students entering our industry,” said Tim Adelmann Executive Vice President.
Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director Scott Kruger commented, “Through ABRA’s tool grant, these 16 students, and soon-to-be members of the collision industry, will be better equipped to repair consumer’s collision damaged vehicles properly. Industry supporters like ABRA Auto Body & Glass are helping to display to secondary and post-secondary students that the industry believes in their future and is willing to step up to support their education. I would like to thank ABRA Auto Body & Glass for their continued support and making this tool grant available.”
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