The University of the Aftermarket Foundation has funded scholarships for 110 students pursuing automotive aftermarket careers.
“The University of the Aftermarket Foundation considers scholarships a valuable investment in the future of our industry. We wish these students all the best as they pursue their aftermarket careers,” said Rusty Bishop, chairman of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation. “We would like to take this opportunity to thank the GAAS applicant reviewing teams for their help selecting these worthy scholarship recipients; we appreciate their dedicated involvement in this process.”
The scholarship winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship to advance their education, either at two-year vocational/technical colleges or four-year colleges and universities. All of these students are either attending or entering vocational programs to become mechanical, collision or heavy-duty repair professionals.
This year’s recipients are:
Abner Garcia, Forest Grove, Ore.
Alan Koetje, Holland, Mich.
Alex Bruce, Rising Sun, Ind.
Alexander Bowles, Henrico, Va.
Alexander Leonard, Rockville, Ind.
Andrew Field, Jamestown, N.Y.
Andrew Moyle, Fairmont, Neb.
Andrew Smallman, Milford, Mich.
Anthony Wnoroski, Uniontown, Ohio
Austin Cymbalski, Petoskey, Mich.
Austin VanLue, La Veta, Colo.
Barron Denmark, Flower Mound, Texas
Benet Gonzales, Butte, Mont.
Brendan Petty, Glenview, Ill.
Brett Arnold, Warrenton, Mo.
Brook Wix, Parkersburg, West Va.
Brooke Hull, Cedar Springs, Mich.
Cameron White, Twining, Mich.
Carissa Wyant, Harrisonburg, Va.
Catherine Wise, Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Cecil Blue, Wichita, Kansas
Chase Stuckey, Martins Ferry, Ohio
Christopher Harvey, Norfolk, Va.
Christopher Weiss, Batavia, Ill.
Cody Gillen, Boswell, Ind.
Cody Riggin, Princess Anne, Md.
Corey Novak, Sauquoit, N.Y.
Crystal Soto, Carroltton, Texas
Darlene Bear, Maryville, Tenn.
David Hanon, SeaTac, Wash.
Dominique Davis, Germantown, Md.
Earl Seppanen, Waubay, S.D.
Edwin Guardado, El Campo, Texas
Evan Laudon, Franklin, N.C.
Garrett Rider, Lawson, Mo.
Gina-Marie Byrne, Onalaska, Wis.
Grant Boeckmann, Plymouth, Wis.
Guadalupe Campos, Houston, Texas
Hannah Breisch, Dayton, Ohio
James Fannon, Post, Texas
James Porter, Burwell, Neb.
Jerome McCall, Anchorage, Alaska
Jesse Phillips, Pacifica, Calif.
Joaquin Currier Cubero, Danville, Vt.
Joe Fultz, Troy, Tenn.
John Gouveia, North Billerica, Mass.
John Wohlers, Kirksville, Mo.
Jonathan Crook, maumelle, Ark.
Jonathan Lowe, Luverne, Ala.
Jonathon Izzo, Islandia, N.Y.
Jordan Wheeler, Tompkinsville, Ky.
Joseph Schneider, Lindstrom, Minn.
Joshua Beeler, Winchester, Va.
Joshua Schleappi, Canton, Ohio
Joshua Simpson, North Olmsted, Ohio
Justin Pettit, Albuquerque, N.M.
Keith Jessee, Russell Springs, Ky.
Kevin Borchert, Racine, Wis.
Kevin Kilhoffer, Rigdway, Pa.
Kimball Thatcher, Kaysville, Utah
Knute Weber, Reinholds, Pa.
Leonard Howe, Elko, Nev.
Leslie Chapman, Idaho Falls, Idaho
Logan Papousek, New Hampton, Iowa
Luis Pomales, Vineland, N.J.
Luke Wiedner, Saint Louis, Mo.
Mari Howe, Trenton, Tenn.
Martinez Shaver, Valley, Ala.
Matthew Brophy, Wilmington, Mass.
Matthew Freeman, Owosso, Mich.
Matthew Hervey, Olathe, Kansas
Matthew Lowrie, Rexburg, Idaho
Matthew Maddux, Lexington, Ky.
Matthew Meyer, Plano, Ill.
Matthew Nischalke, Myerstown, Pa.
Meggan Barnes, Hawley, Pa.
Michael Clark, Hastings, Minn.
Michael Day, Plymouth, Ind.
Michael Knuth, Maplewood, Minn.
Michael Park, Ventura, Calif.
Michael Robins, Highland, Mich.
Navpreet Singh, Richmond Hill, N.Y.
Nicholas VanNevel, Mishawaka, Ind.
Nick Fritsch, Kearney, Neb.
Nicky Jackson, Spring Lake, N.C.
Preston Friend, Wheelersburg, Ohio
Ray Ricks, Rexburg, Idaho
Robert Bolden, Clinton, Tenn.
Ronald Acsenvil, Pleasant Valley, Mo.
Ruben Bustamante, Kearney, Neb.
Ryan Farnham, Fairlee, Vt.
Ryan Talaga, South Lyon, Mich.
Scott Bradshaw, Layton, Utah
Shane Galvin, Germantown, Md.
Shelby King, Kevil, Ky.
Shelley Thurk, Plymouth, Minn.
Sierra Salmen, Carnegie, Pa.
Steven Bruce, Paducah, Ky.
Tara Owens, Port Angeles, Washington
Taylor Sammons, Irving, Texas
Taylor Swenson, Plain City, Utah
Timothy Golak, Parma, Ohio
Travis Kelle, Quincy, Ill.
Tyler Bagby, Kansas City, Kansas
Victor Uriel Diaz, Arden, N.C.
Vincent Ortolani, Baldwinsville, N.Y.
Will Forletti, Setauket, N.Y.
William Kornn, Kingwood, Texas
Zachary Baker, Osceola, Pa.
Zachary Mueller, Riverside, Calif.
To make a donation to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, call (816) 584-0511. To view available scholarships, visit www.automotivescholarships.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, call (816) 584-0511.