HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – August 27, 2014 – PPG Industries Foundation awarded 4 collision students with $5,000 scholarships through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. These scholarships are awarded to full-time students in a post-secondary school with a focus or degree in collision repair and who have demonstrated interest and involvement in the collision repair community through extracurricular activities. The funds will be used to assist students with educational expenses such as tuition, books, tools, and equipment.
The student winners of the 2014 PPG Foundation Scholarships include:
Elizabeth Mahsem (Madison College, Madison, WI)
Ian Zapata (College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL)
Rita Gonzales (Texas State Technical College, Harlingen, TX)
Seth Cushing (NCK Tech, Beloit, KS)
Additional funds were raised during PPG’s recent MVP Business Solutions Conference in Phoenix, AZ, and these were utilized to create the PPG MVP Industry Student Scholarship. The selected collision student winner of this $2,100 scholarship is:
Ashley Thomas (Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor,MI)
“PPG strongly believes in supporting the future professionals of the industry and assisting them with any type of educational barriers they might encounter,” said Domenic Brusco, PPG Automotive Refinish, senior manager, industry relations. “PPG has supported the Collision Repair Education Foundation for over 20 years and we look forward to continuing our support and growing this relationship in the future.”
Industry members interested in working together with the Collision Repair Education Foundation in supporting secondary and post-secondary collision repair students, instructors, and their school programs should contact Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at 847.463.5244 or Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org.
About PPG Industries Foundation
Established in 1951, the PPG Industries Foundation demonstrates the values of PPG Industries by enhancing the quality of life in communities where the company has a presence. Interests of the foundation, in order of priority, are education, human services, culture and arts, and civic and community affairs. PPG also supports charitable causes by encouraging employees’ volunteerism and board service with nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.ppgfoundation.com.
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