The world wide cleaning association awarded 45 academic scholarships to college students for the 2015-16 school year.

Northbrook, IL, USA—ISSA® is proud to announce the winners of the ISSA Foundation’s 2015-16 Scholarship Awards. This past year, the ISSA Foundation awarded 45 scholarships, totaling nearly US$140,000. The scholarships are made possible by the generous contributions of ISSA member companies and individuals.

Below are this year’s winners and the academic institutions they will be attending this fall.

Northeast District Awards:

—     Caitlin Haggerty, James Madison University

—     Callie Migden, University of Delaware

Middle Atlantic District Awards:

—     H. Blake Foster, University of Virginia

—       Danielle Kaeck, Old Dominion University

Southeast District Award:

—       Alison Shutzberg, Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia-Pacific Southeast District Award:

—     Cynthia Metzger, Duke University

Great Lakes District Awards:

—     Taylor Gray, Murray State University, Hutson School of Agriculture

—     Kara Kershner, Purdue University

North Central District Awards:

—     Stephanie A. Nisic, Elmhurst College

—     Rebecca Bixler, Marquette University

South Central District Awards:

—     Noah R. Mathis, Mississippi College
—     Pablo L. Padilla, University of Texas at El Paso, Medical Branch

Pacific Northwest District Awards:

—     Kathrin Woodall, Central Washington University
—     Olivia Woodford-Berry, Brown University

Pacific Southwest District Awards:

—     Rebekah A. Garcia, Stanford University
     Samuel Tanner, Utah State University

At-Large Awards:

—     Zachary B. Fisher, Elon University

—     Kenna Gatzmer, University of Wisconsin-Madison

—     James Lee, Undecided

—     Shane Odom, Gordon College

—     Chris Poliquin, University of Oregon

Francis T. Callahan Award:

—       Alyson DePalma, Loyola University Maryland

GOJO Industries’ Jerome Lippman Award:

                        —       Sarah Housour, Kent University, College of Public Health

Golden Star, Inc.’s Leland Gradinger and Earl C. Julo Award:

—     Evann Dufort, University of California-Davis

International Award

—     Marta Janyska, Kozminski University-Poland

Edward Lane National Sanitary Supply Co Award

—     Rebecca Bixler, Marquette University 

Maintex/Silverman Scholarship Award:

—     Leah Norimatsu, University of California, Irvine

Manufacturer Representatives’ Scholarship Awards:

—     Alexandria Korodi, The Ohio State University

Harry Maziar/Zep Manufacturing Award:

—       Kendall De Laria, Georgia Tech

NCL Alfred Pollack Memorial Scholarship Award:

—        Adelina Gjeloshi, Drew University

New England Sanitary Supply Association Awards:

—     Nils DeStefano, Binghamton University

—     Jacob Mann, Endicott College

New Jersey Sanitary Supply Association Award:

—       Shikha Shah, New Jersey Institute of Technology

NYCO/Robert J. and Mary Ann Stahurski Award:

—       Hannah McDonald, Seattle Pacific University

Roger & Victoria Parrott Award:

—     Rachel Norman, The George Washington University

RDA Advantage Scholarship Award:

—       Olivia Glass, Mississippi College

Jack D. Ramaley Award

—     Christina J. Halcovich, Yale University

Jerome E. Rau Award:

—     Kaley Thorn, University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Business

Southern California Sanitary Supply Association Award:

—      Kaelyn J. Barron, University of California-Riverside

—       Sean Bennett, San Diego State University

Spartan Chemical Co.’s E.T. Swigart Award:

—       James R. Kronk, University of Dayton

SSWA Scholarship Award:

—      Mia Innamorato, High Point University

TEC Products SSWA Jacob & Bob Holtzman Award:

—      Bethany Dix, University of Minnesota

Waxie’s Enterprises, Inc.’s Morris and Jeannette Wax Award:

—      Veronique deGracia, University of California-Davis

Malcolm Zucker Award:

—     Rebecca Rady, The Ohio State University

About the ISSA Foundation

The mission of the ISSA Foundation is to raise and provide funds for scholarships, research grants, and other programs that promote the welfare of the general public as it relates to the sanitation, cleaning, and maintenance industry. This mission is accomplished with the generous donations received from individuals and companies, many of whom are ISSA members.

About ISSA 

With more than 7,000 members, including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, building service contractors, in-house service providers, and associated service members, ISSA is the leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide. The association is committed to helping its members change the way the world views cleaning, providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line.

For more information on ISSA, visit or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.

Contact: For more information on the ISSA Foundation Scholarship Awards, including how to apply for the 2016-17 awards, contact Tracy Weber at; phone, 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.