Awards Six Scholarships for 2006
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) announced
at the 2006 AAMA National Summer Meeting that it has increased its
scholarship commitment for the second year in a row and awarded
six scholarships to children of employees of AAMA member companies.
The meeting was held in June at Lake Tahoe, California. Scholarship
grants are made possible through AAMA member annual contributions
the top 2006 AAMA Architectural Product Group Scholarship was Dana
Vetter, a soon-to-be freshman at the University of St. Thomas in
St. Paul, Minn., who is planning to major in Chemistry. Her father,
Gregory Vetter, is employed by Truth Hardware Corporation in Owatonna,
Minn. Vetter graduated second in her class this year at Owatonna
for the top award from the AAMA Residential Products Group was Daniel
Romanski, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, a 2006 graduate of Cleveland's
Benedictine High School. He plans to study Mechanical Engineering
at the University of Cincinnati. Daniel, who maintained a 4.0 grade
point average, is the son of Todd Romanski, who works for Carlson
Systems Engineering in Twinsburg, Ohio.
Another Architectural Product Group awards went to Anthony A. Puntel,
Jr., of McDonald, Ohio, who has completed his freshman year of studies
in Engineering at the University of Akron. A graduate of McDonald
High School, he ranked first in his class, maintaining a 4.0 grade
point average. He is the son of Anthony Puntel, an employee of Polaris
Technologies in Austintown, Ohio. The third Architectural Product
Group scholarship was awarded to James D. Yoon, of Ramsey, N.J.,
who is the son of Yong Yoon, an employee of GAF Materials Corporation
in Wayne, NJ. James will be entering his senior year of studies
at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., where he is earning a degree
in Operations Research and Engineering.
Another scholarship in the Residential Products Group went to Michael
St. Phillips of Fairport, N.Y., who has completed his freshman year
of studies in Chemistry at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. His
father, Eric, is an employee of Ultra Fab Inc. in Farmington, N.Y.
The third award in the Residential Products Group was given to Megen
Velten of Rhome, Texas, who will begin her first year in Chemical
Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute,
Ind., this fall. Her father, Steve Velten, is an employee of Q'SO,
Inc. in Forth Worth, Texas.
The AAMA Scholarship Program offers families of employees of AAMA
member companies the opportunity to obtain financial aid for higher
education in pursuit of a degree in an engineering or technical
field relating to the building products industry. The scholarship
is a one-time award of $2,000. Applicants are judged on grade point
average, college entrance exam scores, and a 500-word essay. Eligible
candidates must be high school seniors or college students, who
are children of employees of AAMA member companies in good standing.
to visit the AAMA website and visit the Members Only section for
more information about the scholarships