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 SRU Good News for April 11, 2011 



SRU safety management majors lead nation in scholarships

Seven Slippery Rock University safety management majors have received $15,600 in scholarship aid from the American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation, making SRU the top university in the nation both in number of students honored and total dollars awarded.

            The foundation awarded a total of more than $125,000 to students in safety programs across the U.S.

            “This is quite an accomplishment for our students – and our department,” said Joseph Cali, SRU professor of safety management and department chair. “These scholarship winners will also see the benefits when they go to apply for jobs and companies see they are an ASSE scholarship winner. ASSE is the major national organization in safety.”

SRU students completed against such institutions as Purdue University, Oregon State University, Texas A&M Health Science Center and the University of Utah for the awards.  

The scholarship recipients from SRU, their hometown, scholarship award and the specific scholarship are:

            Samantha Badaczewski from Harrisburg received the $5,250, Gerry Eaker Memorial Scholarship sponsored by UPS;

            Bryan Curzi from Butler received the $4,650, CNA Foundation Scholarship;

            Angelo Albanese from Springdale received the $1,500, Linda & Brad Giles Scholarship;
            Joshua Daly from Hollsopple received the $1,200, PDC Scholarship sponsored by Practice Specialty Groups;
            Sara Hand from Vienna, Va., received the $1,000, ASSE Diversity Committee Scholarship;
            Ryan Slagle from Valencia received the $1,000, BCSP-Bradley D. Giles Technician/Technologist, Supervisory Scholarship; and

            Chelsea Morton from Houston, Pa., received the $1,000, Gulf Coast Past President’s Scholarship.

            In addition to the scholarship, Badaczewski and Daly received invitations to attend the national ASSE conference in Chicago, Ill., in June.  

            A complete list of scholarships is available at:

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania’s premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.


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