Valees
Valley Education for Employment System

Burgess-Norton Scholarship Recipients

Mr. Brett Vasseur, President of Burgess-Norton Manufacturing, is pleased to announce two scholarship recipients. Each recipient was awarded a $2,500 scholarship.

The Burgess-Norton scholarships are designed to provide financial support for graduating high school students in the VALEES region who wish to pursue their education in fields that relate to careers in manufacturing.

Burgess-Norton is the world's largest manufacturer of piston pins and leading producer of powder metal parts with locations throughout North America, Asia and Europe, including a facility in Geneva, IL.

CONGRATULATIONS

2017 Scholarship Recipients

2017 Winner2017 Winner 2
Charles (Chad) McMarrow IV
Batavia High School
Grandfather and great-grandfather are both former Burgess-Norton employees. Planning to attend Utah Valley University.
Pictured with Burgess-Norton President, Brett Vasseur
Noah Legenski
Geneva High School
Planning to attend University of Illinois, Champaign. Toured Burgess-Norton during the Manufacturing Career Awareness event. 
Pictured with Burgess-Norton President, Brett Vasseur

 

 

2016 Scholarship Recipients

BN Scholarship Recipient JT 

 JOSHUA TOLEMY

Geneva High School
Class of 2016
Attending University of Purdue
Studying Mechanical Engineering

SAMANTHA LEDERMAN

Kaneland High School
Class of 2016
Attending Case Western Reserve University
Studying Biomedical Engineering

 

2015 Scholarship Recipients

Malik BlackmanCraig Hein

 MALIK BLACKMAN

Oswego East High School
Class of 2015
Attending University of Illinois Chicago
Studying Mechanical Engineering

CRAIG KEIN

Central High School
Class of 2015
Attending Carroll Collefge, Helena, Montana
Studying Civil Engineering 

2014 Scholarship Recipients

Hector PerezMichael Ptovin

HECTOR PEREZ

East Aurora High School
Class of 2015
Attending Illinois Institute of Tehnology
Studying Mechanical Engineering

MICHAEL POTVIN

Kaneland High School/Fox Valley Career Center
Class of 2014
Attending Waubonsee Community College
Majoring in General Studies/Automotive Technology/Green Energy

 

2013 Scholarship Recipient

Jay

JAY MARKUSON

Kaneland High School/Fox Valley Career Center
Class of 2013
plans to attend
University of Wisconsin - Platteville
majoring in Mechanical Engineering

2013 Scholarship Recipient

Matt

MATT PRETET

St. Charles North High School
Class of 2013
plans to attend
University of Missouri - Columbia
majoring in Business

2012 Scholarship Recipient

Lauren

LAUREN SCHUTZ

Geneva High School
Class of 2012
plans to attend attend
University of Iowa
majoring in Engineering

2012 Scholarship Recipient

Erick

ERICK TAPIA

East Aurora High School
Class of 2012
plans to attend
University of Illinois
majoring in Engineering

2011 Scholarship Recipient

Jeremy

JEREMY ANDERSON

Newark High School
Class of 2011
plans to attend
Taylor University
majoring in Accounting

2011 Scholarship Recipient

Matthew

MATTHEW LASH

Batavia High School Class of 2011
plans to attend
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
majoring in Mechanical Engineering