2017 Northwest Chapter of ASSE Scholarship Recipients
At the meeting on April 11th, 2017, the Northwest Chapter honored three students with $4000 in scholarships. Receiving the scholarships were Cole Wynveen from the University of Wisconsin – Stout, Alicen Johnson from the University of Minnesota – Duluth, and Adam Schwartz from the University of Minnesota.
Cole Wynveen – Northwest Chapter Scholarship Recipient – $500
Mr. Ward will graduate with a Master of Science – Risk Control in May of 2017 from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, holds a bachelor degree in Golf Enterprise Management and a minor in Business Administration and Lodging Management from the UW-Stout. Mr. Wynveen has worked as a Safety Technician for Anderson Windows and multiple golf courses in the Twin Cities metro area.
Alicen Johnson – Northwest Chapter Scholarship Recipient – $1500
Ms. Johnson will graduate with a Master of Environmental, Health, and Safety from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in May of 2017, holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Exercise Science from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Ms. Johnson has worked as a retail sales consultant for AT&T. She has also worked as a Health Administrator and production worker at USG Interiors. Ms. Johnson is the current Treasurer of the NW Chapter of ASSE Student Section – UMD.
Adam Schwartz – Northwest Chapter Scholarship Recipient – $2000
Mr. Schwartz will graduate with a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences: Occupational Injury Prevention Research from the University of Minnesota in December of 2018. He holds a Master degree in Human Factors and Ergonomics from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor degree in Psychology from the University of Tennessee. Mr. Schwartz currently works as Human Factors and Usability Engineer for 3M. Other experience includes Research Associate for the City of Minneapolis, Reader/Evaluator for Measurement Incorporated, Culinary Preparation Staff for Ramah Darom, and an Audit Intern for the City of Chattanooga. Mr. Schwartz served for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) from 2010 – 2012 as a corporal and Sergeant/squad leader. He was awarded his Eagle Scout badge in 2006 from the Boy Scouts of America. He has had multiple articles published in various publications and has volunteered his time for the past 11 years with many organizations.