Six Southeast Community
College students each received $2,500 scholarships Wednesday from Koch
Stuart Graff of Hollenberg,
Kansas; Conner Luettel, Gresham; Bronson Reed, Alliance; Alex Lewandowski,
Lincoln; David Walker, New Market, Iowa; and Brody Weinmann, Verdon, are the
scholarship recipients. All but one attended a scholarship luncheon to
commemorate the awards presented by Koch Fertilizer in Beatrice.
The students represent Energy
Generation Operations, Electronic Systems Technology and Electrical &
Electromechanical Technology programs at SCC. To be eligible for the
scholarships, students must be enrolled in one of the three programs, and maintain
a 3.0 grade point average.
Reed will graduate from the
Electrical & Electromechanical Technology program in June, and will then
start working at Molex in Lincoln. He is thankful for the scholarship.
“It actually kind of lifts a
burden for me,” he said. “Having two kids and a wife, it eases a lot of
Koch Fertilizer employs
around 90 people at its Beatrice plant. Plant manager Phillip Joyner said it’s
important for the company to maintain a good relationship with SCC.
“Getting good, qualified
people to do this kind of work is critical for us,” Joyner said.
Koch Fertilizer is part of
Koch Industries, a multinational corporation based in Wichita, Kansas.