HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – May 21, 2015
The PPG Industries Foundation, working with the Collision Repair Education Foundation, recently awarded scholarships to four students who have demonstrated a career interest in automotive repair and refinish. The scholarships, $5,000 each, are awarded annually to full-time students attending a post-secondary school with a focus or degree program in collision repair. The funds may be used to assist the students with educational expenses such as tuition, books, tools and equipment.
The winners of the 2015 PPG Foundation Scholarships are Chris Cranford (Pulaski Tech, Little Rock, Ark.); Marly Luna (Lincoln College of Technology, Denver, Colo.); Eric Piper (Highland Community College, Freeport, Ill.); and Aaron Rollins (Universal Technical Institute, Houston, Texas).
In addition, money was raised for the PPG MVP Industry Student Scholarship Fund during PPG’s 2014 Fall MVP Business Solutions Conference in Nashville, Tenn. The fund was able to award a $990 scholarship to Jessica Hedgecock (Manhattan Area Tech College, Manhattan, Kan.).
“Through PPG Automotive Refinish and the PPG Foundation, we continue to work closely with the Collision Repair Education Foundation to support future professionals and develop the educational facilities the collision industry requires,” said Domenic Brusco, PPG senior manager, industry relations and treasurer of the Collision Repair Education Foundation. “By taking an active role in the education of collision repair and refinish students across the country, we help grow a workforce to meet the demand for highly competent technicians amid ever-evolving technology. We congratulate our 2015 scholarship recipients.”
Industry members interested in working with the Collision Repair Education Foundation to support secondary and post-secondary collision repair students, instructors and school programs should contact Brandon Eckenrode, director of development, 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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About the Collision Repair Education Foundation
The Collision Repair Education Foundation, founded in 1991, is a not-for-profit organization
dedicated to securing donations that support philanthropic and collision repair education
activities that promote and enhance career opportunities in the industry. For information on
how to donate to programs supported by the Education Foundation visit us on the Internet at www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org