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SCC students receive $2,500 scholarships

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(L-R) David Walker, Brody Weinmann, Bronson Reed, Conner Luettel, Alex Lewandowski and Phllip Joyner of Koch Fertilizer. Not pictured, Stuart Graff

Six Southeast Community College students each received $2,500 scholarships Wednesday from Koch Fertilizer.

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 frustration.”

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.

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For more information contact:
Andrea Gallagher  
Marketing Specialist
402-323-3395
agallagher@southeast.edu