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ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, is proud to announce the recipients who earned scholarships through the 2018–19 ISSA Charities Scholarship Awards Program (formerly known as the ISSA Foundation Scholarship Awards Program).

This year, ISSA Charities awarded 56 scholarships, totaling more than $164,000. The scholarships are made possible by the generous contributions of ISSA member companies and individuals.

“We are fortunate to be affiliated with so many generous companies and individuals,” said ISSA Charities Manager Tracy Weber. “The donations we receive from our members help further ISSA’s mission of advancing the cleaning industry by enriching the lives of the industry’s workforce.”

The ISSA Charities Scholarship Awards Program has helped individuals fulfill their dreams of higher education since 1988. The scholarships are open to all employees of ISSA member companies and their immediate family members. Eligible candidates are those entering or continuing studies at a fully accredited four-year college or university, majoring in whatever they desire. Scholarships are awarded based on merit, individual accomplishments, and evidence of leadership.

At-Large Awards
Jacob A. Buchholz – Family – Buck Services, Inc.
Henry J. Cox – Family – Amano Pioneer Eclipse Corp.
Justin E. Foster –Family – SCA Tissue North America
Asia C. Harden –Family – United Laboratories, Inc.
Tyler D. Hawes–Family – Maine Paper and Janitorial Products
Kaylen P. Pavelich – Family – Home Maid Cleaning
Allison L. Siekierski – Family – RJ Schinner Co. Inc.
Kaia L. Stevenson – Family – Cascades PRO
Claire B. Wichman – Family – Outlook Nebraska, Inc.

Great Lakes District Awards
Evan M. Penrod – Family – Spartan Chemical Co., Inc.
Emma G. Siegel – Family – Veritiv Corp. (Saalfeld Redistribution)

Middle Atlantic District Awards
Michael E. Bush – Family – State Industrial Products
Joy L. Wedge – Employee – Miller’s Supplies at Work

North Central District Awards
Rebecca K. Bixler – Family –Diversey
Frank P. Licavoli – Family – C.L. Smith Co.

Northeast District Awards
Kristen N. Gambardella – Family – Building Maintenance Service, LLC
Laura J. Sarkisian – Family – Core Management Services, LLC

South Central District Awards
Jared R. Brodtmann – Family – Auto-Chlor Services, LLC
Ashley M. Robinson – Family – Windsor Building Services, Inc.

Southeast District Award
Julia S. Short – Family – Diversey

Georgia-Pacific Southeast District Award
Sariah C. Gardner – Family – Crothall Healthcare

Pacific Northwest District Awards
Kami M. Tuohy – Family – Norco, Inc.
Emily E. Yusen – Family – Zep

Pacific Southwest District Awards
Kyle Best – Employee – Advantage Chemical, LLC
Matthew R. Spackman – Family – Jordan School District

Edward Lane National Sanitary Supply Co. Award
Kristen N. Gambardella – Family – Building Maintenance Service, LLC

Francis T. Callahan Award
Matthew B. Herzog – Family – Imperial Bag & Paper Co., LLC

GOJO Industries’ Jerome Lippman Awards
Sayeda Sharmin Ali – No Affiliation
Aaliyah M. Dean – No Affiliation

Golden Star Inc.’s Leland Gradinger & Earl C. Julo Award
Andrew Gambardella – Family – Building Maintenance Service, LLC

Harry Maziar Zep Scholarship Award
Macy L. Pederson – Family – Zep

Heeren Family Scholarship Award
Abby L. Carter – Family – Kleen Test Products

ISSA Hygieia Network Award
Remy M. Mathenia – Family – Golden Star, Inc.

ISSA Canada Awards
Logan J. Leger – Family – Riches Associates
Maddi A. Rogers – Family – Corporate Facility Supplies

Jack D. Ramaley Award
Garrett R. Schneider – Family – Zephyr Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Jerome E. Rau Award
Ankith Arun – No Affiliation

Manufacturer Rep Award
Kellie M. Kuhlman – Family – The Osborne Group, Inc.

NCL Alfred Pollack Memorial Scholarship Award
Halie G. Gonzalez – Family – Kaivac Cleaning Systems

New England Sanitary Supply Association Awards
Katherine V. Kershaw – Family – Callico Distributors, Inc.
Brooke A. LoPresti – Family – EBP Supply Solutions

Nyco/Robert J. & Mary Ann Stahurski Award
Richard P. Ramu – Family – Bunzl Distribution

Richards H. Jarden Scholarship Award
Ryan J. Maguire – Family – American Paper & Twine Co.

Roger & Victoria Parrott Award
Mia N. Innamorato – Family – Huff United

Southern California Sanitary Supply Association Award
Taylor A. Abeln – Family – Waxie Sanitary Supply
Alexander M. Bennett – Family – Waxie Sanitary Supply

Spartan Chemical Co., Inc. E.T. Swigart Award
Matthew J. Soffer – Family – TRI-K Industries, Inc.

Spartan Chemical Co., Inc. IEHA Award
Corbin Rickerby – No Affiliation

SSWA Scholarship Award
Sydney M. McDaniel – Family – Diversey

Tec Products SSWA Jacob & Bob Holtzman Award
Olivia L. Woodford-Berry – Family – Zep

Waxie Enterprises, Inc.’s Morris & Jeannette Wax Award
Charlene K. Raspur – Family – Waxie Sanitary Supply

Waxie Sanitary Supply Lydia Work Award
Madelyn J. Larkin – Family – Waxie Sanitary Supply

Zucker/Uhrman Awards
Cameron O. Bier – Family – State Industrial Products
Cole T. Caleo – Family – State Industrial Products
Keller J. Dittoe – Family – State Industrial Products
Melina A. Montague – Family – State Industrial Products

“All of us at ISSA commend the recipients and wish them the best in their scholastic endeavors,” Weber concluded.

Also announced were the companies that were granted internships this summer through the 2018 ISSA Charities Internship Grant Program (formerly known as the ISSA Foundation Internship Grant Program).

The ISSA Charities Internship Grant Program encourages members to create new positions within their organization as a tool to attract new young talent to the industry. The intern should be a full-time student at a college, junior college, or vocational school who is returning to school in the fall. The grants are available to manufacturers, distributors, building service contractors, and residential cleaning member companies of ISSA and are issued on a first-come basis assuming the applicants meet the eligibility requirements listed within the application.

ISSA Charities awarded seven internship grants this summer. Congratulations to the following grant recipients:
CM Cleaning Solutions – Marina del Rey, CA
Correlated Products, Inc. – Indianapolis, IN
Do You Need Me? Cleaning Professionals – Warrington, PA
Earth Friendly Products – Cypress, CA
Essential Industries, Inc. – Merton, WI
Innovative Office Supplies – Burnsville, MN
Sears Maid Services – Columbus, OH