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University of the Aftermarket Foundation announces scholarship recipients

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 06:00
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The University of the Aftermarket Foundation has awarded 127 students with scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year, it was announced by Pete Kornafel, MAAP, chairman, education committee, University of the Aftermarket Foundation.

“It’s exciting to see that so many young, talented individuals are working very hard to pursue a career in the auto care industry,” said Kornafel. “We are very pleased that the University of the Aftermarket Foundation can assist these students, and others, by helping them with scholarship funds toward their tuition so they can focus on achieving their academic goals.”

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Scholarships totaling $188,000 have been awarded to the following students working either to become a mechanical, collision or heavy duty repair professional or who are pursuing a business or engineering degree that will lead to a career in the automotive aftermarket. The recipients attend or will attend a two-year vocational/technical college or a four-year college or university and will each receive a $1,000 - $2,000 award to advance their education.

Adam Haddad, Anthem, Arizona

Ahmad Hijazi, Chula Vista, California

Alec Jobbins, South Lake Tahoe, California

Alexandra Smith, Valley Springs, California

Alexandra Soluri, Hillsdale, New Jersey

Alexis Withers, Collierville, Tennessee

Andrew Biggs, Warrenton, Missouri

Andrew Golfos, Daphne, Alabama

Andrew Norwick, Shelbyville, Kentucky

Andrew Snyder, Indianapolis, Indiana

Antoinette Jackson, Port Jefferson Station, New York

Antoni Olszewski, Ontonagon, Michigan

Ashley Braun, Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Augustus Sandels, Cedaredge, Colorado

Austin Arenz, Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin

Austin Dowler, McPherson, Kansas

Austin Plave, South Lyon, Michigan

Ben DeMarais, Twin Valley, Minnesota

Brett Kacerek, Ventura, California

Brooke Peckham, Rockford, Michigan

Caleb Fedie, Guyton,  Georgia

Cameron Horton, Conway, Arkansas

Carson Garcia, Elgin, Illinois

Charles Rash, Climax, Georgia

Charles Rumore, Birmingham, Alabama

Chris Troupe, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Christopher Hughes, Eugene, Oregon

Christopher Reinwand, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Christopher Rogers, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Christopher Tkach, Los Gatos, California

Cody Anderson, Colliers, West Virginia

Colby Hansen, Ames, Iowa

Cole Cowher,  Roanoke, Virginia

Cole Wastler, Bucyrus, Kansas

Colin Brouillard, Plainfield, Illinois

Dakota Korinko, New Eagle, Pennsylvania

Danica Ann Surdilla, San Diego, California

Daniel Ashley, Gates, North Carolina

David Batley, Gainestown, Alabama

Dax Frank, Evansville, Indiana

Dax Peterson, Rigby, Idaho

Declan Wold, Elsah, Illinois

Derek Cheyne, Athens, Michigan

Devin Higginbotham, Michigan City, Indiana

Dominic Norko, Plymouth, Michigan

Drew Adam, Waukon, Iowa

Erik Anderson, Blaine, Minnesota

Ethan Palas, Ballwin, Missouri

Evan Tollios, Batavia, Illinois

Floyd Powell, Benson, North Carolina

Fredrick Seifert, Twin Falls, Idaho

Garrett Boles, Oreland, Pennsylvania

George Williamson, San Jose, California

German Gonzalez, Lindenwold, New Jersey

Grace Barrows, Stowe, Vermont

Hayden Brandner, Meridian, Idaho

Hayk Karapetyan, Frederick, Maryland

Heather Varner, Saint Helens, Oregon

Hubert Celinski, Naperville, Illinois

Isabella Zacchia, Lakeland, Florida

Jacob Dietz, Oswego, Illinois

Jacob Zelasko, Elma, New York

Jaxen Stewart, Pittsburg, Kansas

Jerod Sneed, Abilene, Texas

Jesse Hallock, Tenants Harbor, Maine

Jesse Toombs, Bolivar, Missouri

Joel Keneipp, Chatham, Virginia

John Smith, Skiatook, Oklahoma

Jordan Harber, Pulaski, Virginia

Joseph Burger, Mililani, Hawaii

Joseph Hackenberg, Milton, Pennsylvania

Joseph Kilsdonk, Moorhead, Minnesota

Joshua Wilhelm, Holton, Kansas

Kamran Ahmed, Novi, Michigan

Kevin Vasquez, Oakdale, Connecticut

Kyle Andrzejewski, Chesterfield, Michigan

Kyle Martin, Parma Heights, Ohio

Kyle Petersen, Mahopac, New York

Kyle Shepherd, Durango, Colorado

Kyle Verslues, Jefferson City, Missouri

Kyson Filiaga, Pleasant View, Utah

Lateef Biriowo, Brooklyn, New York

Madison Gremore, Schoolcraft, Michigan

Madison Lusche, Columbus, Nebraska

Malorie Dyda, Romulus, Michigan

Marc Grewell, Joliet, Montana

Mark Balasbas, Waialua, Hawaii

Mark Bowman, Conestoga, Pennsylvania

Matt Ettore, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Matt Strand, Plymouth, Wisconsin

Matthew Vanderheyden, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Megan Dietrich, Charlotte, North Carolina

Megan Eldredge, North Ogden, Utah

Melchor Mendoza, Goshen, Indiana

Melina Amico,  Rochester, Michigan

Melissa Lauria, St. Petersburg, Florida

Michael Cline,  Springfield, Missouri

Michael Guzman, Ponce, Puerto Rico

Michael Leno,  Rochester, New Hampshire

Natasha Burns, Las Vegas, Nevada

Natcin Gonzalez, Clearfield, Utah

Nathan Palfalvi, Oswego, Illinois

Nicholas Luther, Chesterland, Ohio

Nicholas VanGorden, Horseheads, New York

Nicol Henriquez, Los Angeles, California

Norman Page, Red Springs, North Carolina

Paige Milem, Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Quartrina Nathan, Las Vegas, Nevada

Renae Giertych, Sparta, Wisconsin

Ryan Hack, Sedalia, Colorado

Ryan Meppelink, Zeeland, Michigan

Samantha Adams, Moorhead, Minnesota

Samantha Cotell, McPherson, Kansas

Samuel Redmond, Saginaw, Michigan

Sharnice Moore, Charlotte, North Carolina

Timothy Kloida, De Pere, Wisconsin

Travis Krueger, Gladwin, Michigan

Trevon Garner, Cypress, Texas

Trevor Cochran, Anchorage, Alaska

Tucker Hutton, Hobbs, New Mexico

Tyler Staten, Galloway, Ohio

Tyler Thibodeau, Salem, New Hampshire

Victoria Lape, Titusville, Florida

William Farkash, Seaford, New York

Zacary Fraser, Nottingham, New Hampshire

Zachary Pittman, Clear Lake, Wisconsin

Zachery Miller, Rexburg, Idaho

In addition to the above named recipients, the University of the Aftermarket Foundation also awards named scholarships on behalf of a variety of individuals and organizations. To learn more or apply for a scholarship, visit www.UofAFoundation.com.                                              

About the University of the Aftermarket Foundation

Since 1986, the University of the Aftermarket Foundation has funded millions of dollars of scholarships, grants, research and ongoing educational programs to help develop a strong, knowledgeable aftermarket work force. The foundation encourages industry support, including donations for the purpose of honoring or memorializing individuals or otherwise recognizing special events, to help ensure the continued availability of training and education that strengthen the industry. For more information about the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, visit www.UofAFoundation.com.  

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