Southeastern students awarded scholarships from SCOAR

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
by: Tonya Lowentritt

     HAMMOND – Four Southeastern Louisiana University Occupational Safety, Health, and Environment (OSH&E) students received the 2017 SCOAR (Southeastern Construction Owners and Associates Roundtable) Safety Professional scholarships.
     Preston Chaney of Walker, Emily Cothern of Covington, Alan Williamson of Hammond, and Daniel Cuevas of Ponchatoula each received $2,500. The scholarships were presented at the recent SCOAR meeting in Florida.
     Lu Yuan, interim head of the Department of Computer Science and Industrial Technology, said seniors Chaney and Cothern were nominated by faculty as the top two candidates for the 2017 Outstanding Graduating Senior Award. Juniors Williamson and Cuevas were nominated because of their high GPAs and may receive offers for internships with SCOAR when they enter their senior year of study in the fall.  
     “I think that these four OSH&E students deserve these scholarships, especially with their excellent academic performance,” Yuan said. “The scholarships will help them to continue excelling in their current and future endeavors.”
     SCOAR fosters innovative and breakthrough thinking on issues related to industrial construction to improve business performance. Membership is comprised of industrial owners, EPC companies, engineers, general and specialty contractors, labor and material suppliers, as well as service suppliers, educators, and consultants.

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