Forty students win $83,500 in scholarships through PHCC Educational Foundation

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association Educational Foundation is proud to announce the winners of 2016 scholarships awarded through the foundation.

Twenty-two students were awarded a total of $38,500 in scholarships funded by the foundation, the South Jersey Mechanical Contractors Association, Anne Williams, the McGlame-Wordell Scholarship Committee, the PHCC Auxiliary of Texas, the PHCC Auxiliary of Massachusetts and PHCC's Past National Officers. The students, their schools and studies are listed below.

Eighteen additional students have received 2016 scholarships thanks to $45,000 in funding provided by A. O. Smith, Bradford White Water Heaters, Delta Faucet Company, RIDGID and State Water Heaters. The winners of these awards will be announced under separate releases.

  • Tyler McCubbins of Bean Station, Tennessee, has been awarded the 2016 Charles F. Hiley Memorial Scholarship, a $5,000 award funded by the PHCC Educational Foundation and South Jersey Mechanical Contractors Association. Tyler is studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

The following students have been awarded $2,500 scholarships funded by the PHCC Educational Foundation:

  • Jacob Cribbett of Champaign, Illinois, is studying Business Management at Mt. Mercy University.
  • Joseph DiBenedetto of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is studying Mechanical Engineering at SUNY Maritime.
  • Mitchell Goetten of Jerseyville, Illinois, is studying Mechanical Engineering at Southern Illinois University - Carbondale.
  • Catalin Harabagiu of Garrison, New York, is studying Engineering at Purdue University.
  • Austin Smith of Fremont, Michigan, is studying HVACR Technology at Ferris State University.
  • Damien Vaka of San Francisco, California, is studying Plumbing at the PHCC Apprenticeship School in Sacramento.

The following students have been awarded $1,000 scholarships funded by the PHCC Educational Foundation:

  • Miguel Ascencio of San Ysidro, California, is working for PHCC member Bill Howe Plumbing in San Diego and is enrolled as a plumbing apprentice at the PHCC Academy of San Diego.
  • Skylar Brasher of Paragould, Arkansas, is studying Busisness Management at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
  • Jason Carroll of San Diego, California, is working for PHCC member J. Geyer Plumbing in San Diego and is enrolled as a plumbing apprentice at the PHCC Academy of San Diego.
  • Jonathan David Coronado of San Diego, California, is working for PHCC member Sun West Plumbing in San Diego and is enrolled as a plumbing apprentice at the PHCC Academy of San Diego.
  • Peter James Crampton, Jr. of Kinnelon, New Jersey, is working for PHCC member PHD Mechanical in Kinnelon and is enrolled as a plumbing apprentice at the Passaic County Technical Institute.
  • Lance Gajitos of San Diego, California, is working for PHCC member Bill Howe Plumbing in San Diego and is enrolled as a plumbing apprentice at the PHCC Academy of San Diego.
  • Victor Alejandro Gonzalez-Parra of Chula Vista, California, is working for PHCC member Bill Howe Plumbing in San Diego and is enrolled as a plumbing apprentice at the PHCC Academy of San Diego.
  • John C. Hartman of Lemon Grove, California, is working for PHCC member The Brinks Group, Inc. in San Diego and is enrolled as a plumbing apprentice at the PHCC Academy of San Diego.
  • Lillian McCampbell of Knoxville, Tennessee, is studying Engineering at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
  • Daniel Montes of San Diego, California, is working for PHCC member J. Geyer Plumbing in San Diego and is enrolled as a plumbing apprentice at the PHCC Academy of San Diego.
  • John D. Moore of San Diego, California, is working for PHCC member J. Geyer Plumbing in San Diego and is enrolled as a plumbing apprentice at the PHCC Academy of San Diego.
  • Hector Ortiz of San Diego, California, is working for PHCC member Perry Plumbing Heating & Air in San Diego and is enrolled as a plumbing apprentice at the PHCC San Diego Academy.

Other scholarships awarded by the Foundation and funded by PHCC members and organizations were:

  • John Anthony Sipple, Jr. of Patriot, Ohio, was awarded a $2,500 Fran Williams Memorial Scholarship funded Anne Williams and the McGlame-Wordell Scholarship Committee.
  • Anthony Dragun of Midland, Texas, was awarded a $1,500 scholarship funded by the PHCC of Texas Auxiliary. He is studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas.
  • Keenan Brekke of Oakland, California, was awarded a $2,500 need-based scholarship sponsored by the PHCC Past National Officers. He is studying Construction Management at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

 

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