TMC announces technician scholarship winners

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The Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations has awarded five truck technician scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year in partnership with WyoTech, the University of Northwestern Ohio and Lincoln Technical Institute.

Kyle Daniel Jones, Cairo, Mo., and Justin Paul Kahle, Leeper, Pa., were awarded WyoTech scholarships for attendance at either campus in Laramie, Wyo., or Blairsville, Pa. Jones selected the Laramie campus, and Kahle selected the Blairsville campus. Nathan Crum, Batesville, Ind., was awarded an UNOH scholarship for study in auto/diesel technology or specialized studies in automotive management at the campus in Lima, Ohio. Jeffrey Stegall, Huntsville, Mo., and Eric Logan Hollifield, Bakersville, N.C., received scholarships to attend any one of six LTI locations; both chose to attend LTI’s Nashville Auto Diesel College in Nashville, Tenn.

The scholarships, part of an ongoing effort by TMC’s Professional Technician Development Committee to promote and enhance the professionalism of commercial vehicle technicians, were announced during TMC’s 2011 Fall Meeting held Sept. 19-22 in Raleigh, N.C. The scholarships are part of the vision of PTDC’s founders to recognize technicians and develop and extend technical opportunities for technicians.

WyoTech has been a charter donor of technician scholarships.WyoTech, UNOH and LTI are active participants in PTDC and provide the scholarships to promote interest in the truck equipment maintenance field. Scholarship information and applications are available online at http://tmc.truckline.com.