NSSGA unveils winner of Wendt scholarship

By |  August 9, 2016

logo-nssga1Ian Reynolds, a senior at the Missouri University of Science & Technology, was selected as the recipient of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association‘s (NSSGA) 2016 Barry K. Wendt Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarship, awarded by NSSGA’s Manufacturers & Services (M&S) Division, is presented annually to an outstanding college student who plans to pursue a career in the aggregates industry.

“Ian’s keen interest in our industry made him stand out in this year’s field of very well-qualified applicants,” says Rich Deister, vice president of customer relations, parts and service at Deister Machine Co. who serves as chairman of NSSGA’s M&S Division. “The M&S Division is proud to award Ian the 2016 Barry K. Wendt Scholarship, and we’re excited to see what he will accomplish in our industry.”

Reynolds, who has worked in several quarries, including a recent co-op with Mississippi Lime Co., is pursuing a degree in mining engineering with an emphasis on quarrying.

“Being a part of this operation has been a great learning experience and has given me a chance to work with many of the mine engineers and take on my first projects with a significant amount of responsibility,” Reynolds writes in his scholarship application.

Reynolds is the vice president of his school’s student chapter of NSSGA and has participated in the SME/NSSGA Student Design Competition. After graduating, Reynolds hopes to work in an underground aggregates operation.

About the Author:

Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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