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Industry Officials Celebrate HVAC Scholars in Campus Visit

From left, National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals representatives Angel Gonzales, Art Nelsen and Judy Garber join Marc E. Bridgens, dean of construction and design technologies; students Roger C. Bruso, Thomas E. Daros Jr. and Michael J. Boylston; and HVAC faculty members Kenneth E. Welker Jr. and Richard C. Taylor outside the PDC.
From left, National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals representatives Angel Gonzales, Art Nelsen and Judy Garber join Marc E. Bridgens, dean of construction and design technologies; students Roger C. Bruso, Thomas E. Daros Jr. and Michael J. Boylston; and HVAC faculty members Kenneth E. Welker Jr. and Richard C. Taylor outside the PDC.

Representatives of the National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals visited Penn College this week, getting a closer look at an institution that has steadily produced industry scholarship recipients in recent years. OESP Executive Director Judy Garber, Education Committee Director Angel Gonzales and Scholarship Committee member Art Nelsen joined School of Construction & Design Technologies administration, faculty and students for lunch in the Thompson Professional Development Center. They also toured the school’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning labs and the student-designed and -built Victorian House. Among those attending were three of this year’s Penn College winners of OESP’s Dave Nelsen Scholarships (named for Art’s brother, the National Association of Oil Heating Service Managers’ Education Committee chair who died in 1998): Michael J. Boylston, of Carmel, New York, and Roger C. Bruso, of Feeding Hills, Massachusetts, both enrolled in heating, ventilation and air conditioning design technology; and Thomas E. Daros Jr., of North Salem, New York, a heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology major. A fourth recipient, Evan J. Aigeldinger, graduated in May with an associate degree in heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology. Representing the school were Marc E. Bridgens, dean; Richard C. Taylor, associate professor of plumbing and heating; and Kenneth E. Welker Jr., HVAC technology lecturer. “OESP and its predecessor, NAOHSM, have been extremely helpful to our students through these $5,000 scholarships that they have made available,” Taylor said. “I am very proud of our students for pursuing them – and winning them.”