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Southeastern receives new scholarship designation

 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Lawrence Mauerman
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

MAUERMAN SCHOLARSHIP ESTABLISHED - The Greater Baton Rouge Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers recently established a scholarship designated to the Southeastern Louisiana University Occupational, Safety, Health and Environment program. The Lawrence Mauerman Scholarship was established in honor of Mauerman, who was instrumental in the creation of the OSH&E program at Southeastern.


     HAMMOND – The Greater Baton Rouge Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (GBRASSE) recently established a scholarship designated to the Southeastern Louisiana University Occupational, Safety, Health and Environment program. The Lawrence Mauerman Scholarship was established in honor of Mauerman, who was instrumental in the creation of the OSH&E program at Southeastern.
     The scholarship is only the second scholarship funded by the chapter for students in Louisiana and was made possible by funds generated through the chapter’s annual golf tournament.
     One $1,500 scholarship will be awarded each year based on an applicant’s GPA of 3.0 or higher as an undergraduate and 3.5 if applying as a graduate, and at least 60 semester hours of undergraduate credits attained or 24 if seeking an associate’s degree.
     “This scholarship shows a great and wonderful recognition for Lawrence Mauerman, who started OSH&E as a two-year concentration within the Industrial Technology program in the mid 1990s at the request of industry and in collaboration with the Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance and industry stakeholders. Mr. Mauerman also established the OSH&E bachelor of science program in the early 2000s,” said Computer Science and Industrial Technology Interim Department Head Lu Yuan. “It also demonstrates the success of the OSH&E program, as the OSH&E students will be given priority consideration for this scholarship.”
     Although Mauerman retired in May 2012, he is currently a full-time temporary OSH&E instructor at Southeastern.
     “Lawrence Mauerman has been a longtime supporter and contributor to the Southeastern OSH&E Program and of the Greater Baton Rouge Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers. Through the proceeds of our annual golf tournament, the GBR Chapter, in a way to recognize Mr. Mauerman’s efforts, voted and approved to form a new endowment dedicated to Southeastern OSH&E students in his name,” said Brandon Smith, GBRASSE 2016-17 president.
     The Southeastern OSH&E program was recently ranked among the top 20 best values in OSHE programs in the country by the website collegevaluesonline.com. The ranking is based on quality of academics; value, which includes tuition affordability and financial aid; and the calculated average return on investment data, a guide to the success of students graduating from the program.
     The OSH&E program is nationally accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. The program grew from a two-year associate’s degree program to a four-year bachelor of science program following considerable input from managers at area industries who reported a significant need for safety, health and environmental professionals. The program prepares students for a variety of positions, including roles of environmental safety and health specialists and safety supervisors, and is the only one in Louisiana that bundles safety, health, and environment all together.




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