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Fifty-Nine Students Awarded $155,500 in Scholarships through the PHCC Educational Foundation


October 24, 2022

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation is proud to announce the winners of our 2022 scholarships program. Fifty-nine students were selected to receive scholarship awards totaling $155,500. Applicants must be plumbing or HVAC apprentices or trade school students, or college students pursuing studies directly related to the plumbing-heating-cooling industry.

The PHCC Scholarship sponsors

The Foundation extends our congratulations to all our winners and our thanks to the contractor donors and corporate sponsors who make these awards possible. Sponsorships are provided by A.O. Smith, Bradford White Corporation, Delta Faucet Company, InSinkErator, Moen, RIDGID, Scorpion Home Services, State Water Heaters, Viega, the Texas and Massachusetts PHCC Auxiliaries, the PHCC Past National Officers, Bill Jones, and Gerry Kennedy, with additional funding from the generous donations made by PHCC contractors.

The 2023 PHCC Educational Foundation scholarship program will open for applications in January, with all submission materials due by May 1st. Information on the scholarship program can be found at https://phccfoundation.org/scholarships.

2022 PHCC Educational Foundation Scholarship Winners
·         Brandon Homer of Dallas, Texas is studying HVACR Installation, Service & Repair at Dallas College and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by A.O. Smith.
·         Cameron White of Trabuco Canyon, Calif. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC-ORSB Plumbing Apprenticeship Program and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by A.O. Smith.
·         Ryan Clyde of Martinsville, Ind. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair at Mechanical Skills, Inc. and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by Bradford White Corporation.
·         Trevor Cuffy of Madison, N.J. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair at New Jersey PHCC and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by Bradford White Corporation.
·         Rebecca Mackey of Riverside, Calif. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC-ORSB Plumbing Apprenticeship Program and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by Bradford White Corporation.
·         Julian Torres of Norco, Calif. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC-ORSB Plumbing Apprenticeship Program and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by Bradford White Corporation.
·         Walker Dorsey of North Salem, Ind. is studying Business Management at York College and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by Delta Faucet Company.
·         Matthew Maitland of Colorado Springs, Colo. is studying HVACR Installation, Service & Repair at Pikes Peak Community College and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by Delta Faucet Company.
·         Noah Martinez of Long Beach, Calif. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC-ORSB Plumbing Apprenticeship Program and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by Delta Faucet Company.
·         Aviva Maxon of Albuquerque, N.M. is studying Business/Organizational Studies at Scripps College and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by Delta Faucet Company.
·         Alayna K. Trautman of Lockport, N.Y. is studying Construction Management at Alfred State College and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by Delta Faucet Company.
·         Riley Edward Van Liew of Stevensville, Md. is studying Building Automation Systems at Pennsylvania College of Technology and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by Delta Faucet Company.
·         Christian Blanton of Vernon, N.J. is studying HVACR Installation, Service & Repair at New Jersey PHCC and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by InSinkErator.
·         Steven Noriega of Long Beach, Calif. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC-ORSB Plumbing Apprenticeship Program and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by Moen.
·         Anton “Marcel” Radlein-Jap of Asheville, N.C. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC Plumbing Program of N.C. and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by Moen.
·         Eric Shaffer of Lakeville, Ind. is studying HVACR Installation, Service & Repair at Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 172 JATC and was awarded a $5,000 scholarship sponsored by Moen.
·         Liam Michael Whalen of Gastonia, N.C. is studying Construction Management at Appalachian State University and was awarded a $5,000 scholarship sponsored by Moen.
·         Eddie Castro of Anaheim, Calif. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC-ORSB Plumbing Apprenticeship Program and was awarded a $1,000 scholarship plus $1,500 in tools from RIDGID.
·         Keaton Keller of Beavercreek, Ohio is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair at PHCC of Ohio Academy and was awarded a $1,000 scholarship plus $1,500 in tools from RIDGID.
·         Kody Kuntz of Buchanan, Mich. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair at Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 172 JATC and was awarded a $1,000 scholarship plus $1,500 in tools from RIDGID.
·         Daphne Ziegenfus of Allentown, Pa. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair at PHCC of the Lehigh Valley and was awarded a $1,000 scholarship plus $1,500 in tools from RIDGID.
·         Benjamin Dawson of Huntington Beach, Calif. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC-ORSB Plumbing Apprenticeship Program and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by Scorpion Home Services.
·         Gilbert Rios of Fullerton, Calif. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC-ORSB Plumbing Apprenticeship Program and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by Scorpion Home Services.
·         Giovanni Storniolo of Hartford, Conn. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair at Porter Chester Institute and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by State Water Heaters.
·         Simon Bedebone of Costa Mesa, Calif. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC-ORSB Plumbing Apprenticeship Program and was awarded a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Viega LLC.
·         Cameron Brinkley of El Cajon, Calif. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair at PHCC of San Diego and was awarded a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Viega LLC.
·         Michael Giles of Rossville, Ga. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair at PHCC Apprentice Training School of Georgia and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by Viega LLC.
·         Nicholas Graves of San Antonio, Texas is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC of San Antonio program and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by Viega LLC.
·         Zachary Horvath of South Bend, Ind. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair at Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 172 JATC and was awarded a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Viega LLC.
·         Victor Pacheco of Whittier, Calif. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC-ORSB Plumbing Apprenticeship Program and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by Viega LLC.
·         Jake Pehrson of La Habra, Calif. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC-ORSB Plumbing Apprenticeship Program and was awarded a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Viega LLC.
·         Christopher Garrett Ralston of Rincon, Ga. is studying HVACR Installation, Service & Repair at the PHCC Academy of Georgia Program and was awarded a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Viega LLC.
·         Duane Singleton of Universal City, Texas is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC of San Antonio program and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by Viega LLC.
·         Kyle Bennett of Henderson, Nev. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC of Nevada Apprentice Program and was awarded a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by PHCC Educational Foundation.
·         Braden Carr of Heron, Mont. is studying Mechanical Engineering at Northwest Nazarene University and was awarded a $10,000 Charles Hiley Memorial sponsored by PHCC Educational Foundation.
·         Anthony Ceballos of Santa Ana, Calif. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC-ORSB Plumbing Apprenticeship Program and was awarded a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by PHCC Educational Foundation.
·         William Danjou of Cerritos, Calif. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC-ORSB Plumbing Apprenticeship Program and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by PHCC Educational Foundation.
·         Nicholas Davis of Garden Grove, Calif. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC-ORSB Plumbing Apprenticeship Program and was awarded a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by PHCC Educational Foundation.
·         Anthony DeBonis of Valley Stream, N.Y. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the New York State PHCC program and was awarded a $2,500 Fran Williams Memorial scholarship sponsored by PHCC Educational Foundation.
·         Jackson Dierlam of Niles, Mich. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair at Plumbers and Pipefitters local 172 JATC and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by PHCC Educational Foundation.
·         Joseph Figura of Lansdowne, Pa. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC of Pennsylvania program and was awarded a $5,000 scholarship sponsored by PHCC Educational Foundation.
·         Michael Gonzalez of Chesapeake, Va. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair with the PHCC Fast Track program and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by PHCC Educational Foundation.
·         Demondre Jones of Cincinnati, Ohio is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the Cincinnati Master Plumbers Association program and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by PHCC Educational Foundation.
·         Ryan Lee of Anaheim, Calif. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC-ORSB Plumbing Apprenticeship Program and was awarded a $5,000 scholarship sponsored by PHCC Educational Foundation.
·         Rafael Madrigal of West Covina, Calif. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC-ORSB Plumbing Apprenticeship Program and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by PHCC Educational Foundation.
·         Rebecca Maitland of Colorado Springs, Calif. is studying HVACR Installation, Service & Repair at Pike’s Peak Community College and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by PHCC Educational Foundation.
·         Kristian Mali of Downey, Calif. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC-ORSB Plumbing Apprenticeship Program and was awarded a $5,000 scholarship sponsored by PHCC Educational Foundation.
·         Austin Musson of Converse, Texas is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC of San Antonio program and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by PHCC Educational Foundation.
·         Reymundo Perales-Marin of Las Vegas, Nev. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC of Nevada Apprenticeship program and was awarded a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by PHCC Educational Foundation.
·         Cody Rupp of Eagleville, Pa. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC of Pennsylvania program and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by PHCC Educational Foundation.
·         Kendrick Salguero of Long Beach, Calif. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC-ORSB Plumbing Apprenticeship Program and was awarded a $5,000 scholarship sponsored by PHCC Educational Foundation.
·         Nathaniel Sanchez of Allentown, Pa. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC of the Lehigh Valley program and was awarded a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by PHCC Educational Foundation.
·         Jayson Shuss of Huntington Beach, Calif. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by PHCC Educational Foundation.
·         Colton Coburn of Van Alstyne, Texas is studying Agribusiness at Clarendon College and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by PHCC of Texas Auxiliary.
·         Michael James Kelly of Hills, Iowa is studying HVACR Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC of Iowa program and was awarded a $2,500 Need-Based sponsored by PHCC Past National Officers.
·         Brock Kline of Allentown, Pa. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC of the Lehigh Valley program and was awarded a $2,500 Need-Based sponsored by PHCC Past National Officers.
·         Jake Woodruff of Sparta, N.J. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC of New Jersey program and was awarded a $2,500 Need-Based sponsored by PHCC Past National Officers.
·         Giovanni Orantes of Norwalk, Calif. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair in the PHCC-ORSB Plumbing Apprenticeship Program and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by Gerry Kennedy.
·         Ryan Caldwell of Bremen, Ind. is studying Plumbing Installation, Service & Repair at Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 172 JATC and was awarded a $2,500 Patty Jones Memorial Scholarship sponsored by Bill Jones.

About PHCC Educational Foundation
The PHCC Educational Foundation, a partnership of contractors, manufacturers, and wholesalers, was founded in 1987 to serve the plumbing-heating-cooling industry by preparing contractors and their employees to meet the challenges of a constantly changing marketplace. Students interested in pursuing a career in the plumbing or HVACR professions are invited to visit phccfoundation.org/scholarships for information on 2023 scholarships.



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SkillsUSA – Back in Person and In a New Location – HVAC Insider


July 16, 2022

PHCC Academic Basis Conducts Plumbing Contest at SkillsUSA Championships

The customers of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Affiliation (PHCC) Academic Foundation’s Plumbing Apprentice and Journeyman Coaching (AJT) Committee are acknowledged for their difficulty-solving skills. Their most the latest feat? Efficiently conducting the 1st in-individual national SkillsUSA plumbing level of competition given that 2019 at a new facility in a new host city. AJT Committee members serve on the SkillsUSA Plumbing Technical Committee and are responsible for placing up and operating the contest and for aiding with judging.

The competitors took put during the once-a-year SkillsUSA National Management and Skills Conference, held June 22nd and 23rd in Atlanta, Ga. This was the initially year for the event in Atlanta – obtaining outgrown its previous residence in Louisville, Kentucky. The SkillsUSA Championships is the nation’s most significant arms-on workforce improvement function for middle faculty, higher university, and university/post-secondary learners enrolled in career and technical schooling systems. Additional than 5,200 students competed in 108 contests. The PHCC Educational Foundation partners with SkillsUSA to sponsor the plumbing contest every single yr. The Foundation also supports the HVACR Contest.

6 plumbing pupils been given major honors in the plumbing opposition. Plumbing Contest winners were being:

  • 1st Area Secondary – Tyler James, 4 County Job Heart, Archbold, Ohio
  • 1st Put Write-up-Secondary – Christopher Hayes, Pinellas Specialized College or university, St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • 2nd Position Secondary – Nicholas Jordan Jacob, Smith Vocational & Agricultural Superior University, Northhampton, Mass.
  • 2nd Put Put up-Secondary – Brady Kroll, North Dakota Point out Higher education of Science, Wahpeton, N.D.
  • 3rd Spot Secondary – Tyler Cyr, Smithville Large Faculty, Smithville, Texas
  • 3rd Area Publish-Secondary –Chris Martinez, Texas Condition Tech University, Waco, Texas

“The PHCC Educational Basis is devoted to strengthening the industry by aiding college students in the plumbing, heating and cooling fields reach their complete probable. The SkillsUSA Championships are an fantastic example of the professionalism that results when sector is joined with instruction,” said PHCC Academic Foundation COO, Cindy Sheridan.

Specialized committee customers for this year’s party involved:

  • Robert Hahn, Chair, Eastwick Faculty, HoHoKus School of Trades in Union, N.J. (plumbing)
  • Dale Powell, Challenge Supervisor, PHCC Academic Foundation, Gettysburg, Pa. (plumbing)
  • Bob Carpenter, Viega, Broomfield, Colo. (plumbing)
  • Danny Crigler, III, L & D Coates Inc., Aroda, Va. (plumbing)
  • Laurie Crigler, Aroda, Va. (plumbing)
  • Roman Grier, Viega, Broomfield, Colo.  (plumbing)
  • Victor Hatcher, Tyler Pipe and Coupling, Tyler, Texas (plumbing)
  • Warren Lupson, Lupson Assoc., Silver Spring, Md. (HVACR)
  • Harold Moret, Copper Enhancement Association, McLean, Va.  (plumbing)
  • Larry Shoemaker, Deluxe Plumbing & Heating, Bethlehem, Pa. (plumbing)
  • Jeff Voss, Jeff’s Plumbing and Restore, Boone, N.C. (plumbing)
  • Jamie Simpson, Schaal Heating & Cooling, Des Moines, Iowa (HVACR)
  • James Partitions, Solid Iron Soil Pipe Institute, Garland, Texas (plumbing)

 

The plumbing level of competition was created feasible by the adhering to generous sector sponsors: AB&I Foundry Bradford White Copper Development Affiliation, Inc. Tyler Pipe and Coupling Rheem and Zoeller Pump Enterprise.

Supplemental prizes, products and on-web site support provided by: AB&I Foundry BrassCraft Production Co. Forged Iron Soil Pipe Institute Charlotte Pipe & Foundry Copper Development Association Milwaukee Software Co. Miller Mechanical, LLC Oatey PHCC Academic Basis Sioux Main Production Toto, Tyler Pipe & Coupling and UA Community 72 in Atlanta.

About PHCC Instructional Foundation
The PHCC Instructional Foundation was established in 1987 and for 35 several years has served the sector by delivering ground breaking educational programming to enrich the advancement and success of the plumbing and HVACR business workforce. Data on the Foundation’s coaching and academic packages can be discovered at https://phccfoundation.org.



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