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ISSA Foundation Awards 2008-09 Scholarships

Lincolnwood, IL, USA-ISSA is proud to announce the winners of the 2008-09 ISSA Foundation Scholarship Awards. This year, the ISSA Foundation awarded more than 50 scholarships, totaling nearly US$160,000, which includes one University of Industrial Distribution (UID) Scholarship Award issued earlier in the year. The scholarships are made possible by the generous contributions of ISSA-member companies and individuals.

In addition to ISSA District Scholarship Awards-and thanks to the generosity of specific ISSA-member firms, regional sanitary supply associations, and the Canadian Sanitation Supply Association-the following scholarships were available to candidates within the general membership: the Louis G. Goorland Award; the Edward Lane National Sanitary Supply Co. Award (presented to the district scholarship award recipient deemed most worthy, bringing his/her total scholarship dollar amount to $6,000); the New England Sanitary Supply Association Award; two New Jersey Sanitary Supply Association Awards; the NYCO/Robert J. & MaryAnn Stahurski Award; the Roger & Victoria Parrott Award; the Jack D. Ramaley Award ($12,000 over a four-year period to a single individual who maintains a B-or-above average for that time period); the Samuel A. Robin Award; the Southern California Sanitary Supply Association Award; and the Spartan Chemical Co.’s E.T. Swigart Award.

ISSA and the ISSA Foundation congratulate this year’s award recipients (listed below) and thank all those whose generous contributions helped to uphold the foundation’s mission of “investing in tomorrow.” To apply for next year’s program, download the 2009-2010 application, beginning in September 2008, from

And the Winners Are …

Northeast District Awards
Sarah M. Murray, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
David J. Norman, Wagner College
Christine E. Scott, Rutgers University
Christine A. Telyan, Harvard Business School

Middle Atlantic District Awards
Lauren E. Magaziner, Hamilton College
Chad B. Mizelle, University of Virginia
Laura A. Pettinelli, The George Washington University
Kelly M. Wetzel, Savannah College of Art & Design

Southeast District Awards
Katie N. Addington, Furman University
Brittney L. Buchman, University of Georgia

Georgia-Pacific Southeast District Award
Rory M. O’Connor, University of South Carolina

Great Lakes District Awards
John C. Abraham, Miami University
Jennifer T. Gast, University of Notre Dame
Daniel E. Hekman, Covenant College

North Central District Awards
John A. Busch, University of St. Thomas
Ashley E. Klein, Saint Louis University
Phillip R. Senour, Purdue University
Sara M. Tomczyk, University of Minnesota

South Central District Awards
Moriah E. Kramer, University of Arkansas
Simone P. Lewis, Duke University
Ying L. Wang, University of Pennsylvania

Pacific Northwest District Awards
Stephenie A. Davison, Montana State University
Benjamin G. Fish, San Francisco State University
Cody G. Welch, Idaho State University

Pacific Southwest District Awards
Eric S. Galvin, University of California, Santa Barbara
Lauren S. Wood, Stanford University

Francis T. Callahan Award
Joseph A. Mancari, Villanova University

GOJO Industries’ Jerome Lippman Award

Louis G. Goorland Award
Eva E. Coulson

ISSA Canadian Award
Thomas Coulton Royle, Trent University

ISSA International Award
Katarzyna Kowalska, The Poznań University of Economics, Poznań, Poland

ISSA Lincolnwood Awards
Jenifer K. Cooke, Oakton Community College
Timothy R. Lister, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

ISSA Mexico Award
Carolina Niembro, Lambuth University

JohnsonDiversey Award
Suzanne M. Heitfeld, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Edward Lane National Sanitary Supply Co Award & Pacific Southwest District Award
Eric S. Galvin, University of California, Santa Barbara

Maintex/Silverman Award
Naceam M. Abyane, University of California, Santa Barbara

Harry Maziar/Zep Manufacturing Award
Thomas G. Burke, The Ohio State University

NCL Alfred Pollack Memorial Scholarship Award
Sarah E. Gambolati, McDaniel College

New England Sanitary Supply Association Award
Katrina M. Harrington, Providence College

New Jersey Sanitary Supply Association Awards
Gregory J. Smith, Villanova University
Amanda C. Zelazny, Lebanon Valley College

NYCO/Robert J. and Mary Ann Stahurski Award
Alejandro Posada, Manhattan School of Music

Roger & Victoria Parrott Award
Heather K. Gee, University of Washington

Jack D. Ramaley Award
Pablo L. Padilla, University of Texas at El Paso

Jerome E. Rau Award
Manjari Govada, University of Minnesota, Morris

Samuel A. Robin Award
Amanda L. Steckler, Wilkes University

Southern California Sanitary Supply Association Award
Zcheridan E. de Gracia, University of California at San Diego

Spartan Chemical Co.’s E.T. Swigart Award
Amelia E. Pratt, Weber State University

TEC Products SSWA Jacob & Bob Holtzman Award
Justin M. Heeren, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Unisource’s Robert B. Garber/Albert B. Rubin Award
Alexander S. Topor, Loyola Marymount University

Waxie’s Enterprises, Inc.’s Morris and Jeannette Wax Award
Victoria S. Castaneda, Bryant University

YES Award (UID)
Andrew Duncan, Maintex, Inc.

Malcolm Zucker Award
Derek G. Howell, The Ohio State University

Supported by the generous donations of ISSA members and working on its own as well as with other charitable organizations, such as Gifts In Kind International and AmeriCares, the ISSA Foundation raises money for scholarships, industry research, disaster relief, and product-donation programs that benefit those in need.

The leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide, ISSA has a membership that includes more than 5,500 distributor, manufacturer, manufacturer representative, building service contractor, in-house service provider, and associated service members. ISSA offers the industry’s largest cleaning shows in conjunction with Amsterdam RAI under the brand name ISSA/INTERCLEAN®, the popular Web site, educational products, industry standards, periodicals, and legislative and regulatory services that specifically focus on the professional cleaning industry.

The association is headquartered in Lincolnwood, IL, USA, with regional offices in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Monterrey, Mexico; Singapore; and Shanghai, China. ISSA also works with more than 75 associations, alliances, and government agencies around the world to represent the cleaning industry. For more information, visit

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