In our colleges
Posted: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 9:04 pm
Lucas Laster of Troy has been awarded a 2010 GAAS scholarship from the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS).
He will be attending WyoTech in Blairsville, Pa.
GAAS is an annual symposium where the automotive aftermarket industry comes together in one place at one time to hear top industry figures present their points of view about the trends taking place today and down the road in the next five years.
GAAS scholarships, each in the amount of $1,000, were awarded to 91 students in 2010. They included 86 students in the U.S. and five in Canada.
To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled full-time in a college-level program or an ASE/NATEF (National Automotive Technician Education Foundation) certified automotive technical program. The GAAS scholarship is also unique in that recipients who graduate from their program and show proof of employment as a technician in the automotive aftermarket for at least six months after graduation can receive a second matching award.
The awards included GAAS scholarships funded by donations from the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, R.L. Polk & Company, the Breslow Foundation, the Michael Busch Memorial Fund and from industry contributions from individuals, companies and foundations.
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Laura Ann Crittendon of Martin recently graduated magna cum laude from Union University in Jackson with a bachelor of science degree in athletic training.
She is the daughter of Terry and Lori Crittendon of Martin. Her grandparents are Anna Laws and the late Leo Laws of Union City and Ben and Shirley Crittendon of Martin.
She will be attending graduate school at the University of Missouri at Columbia to obtain her doctorate in physical therapy.
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Courtney Leigh Barnett of Troy and Joseph Cole Dwight Clanton of Hornbeak were among the graduates awarded degrees during recent spring commencement exercises at Bethel University in McKenzie.
They each earned bachelor of science degrees.
Published in The Messenger 6.23.10