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Awarded – Western PA ASSP Student Scholarships

Congratulations!!! to the following students for receiving the Western PA Chapter’s first scholarships directly through the Chapter:

Jeremy Bittlebrun, Indiana University of PA

Matthew Cekada, Indiana University of PA

Erica Northrop, Slippery Rock University

The Chapter Executive Committee wishes you continued success!

February Technical Meeting Summary

The February Technical Meeting was conducted as a live virtual lunchtime meeting on February 11, 2021. The Speaker was Dr. Linda F. Martin. The title of the Presentation was “The Use of Technology in Current and Future Safety Applications”. There fifty-two (52) people that participated. We had 73 people register for the virtual meeting. Thank you to those who participated in this virtual meeting!

There is no video recording of the presentation per the request of the Speaker nor is there a presentation available.

January Technical Meeting Summary and Recording

The January Technical Meeting was conducted as a live virtual lunchtime meeting on January 21, 2021. The Speaker was Mr. Joe Tantarelli, Safety Consultant with SafeStart. The title of the Presentation was “Buried Alive: A survivors story”. There were thirty-one (31) people that participated. We had 43 people register for the virtual meeting. Thank you to those who participated in this virtual meeting!

The video recording of the presentation is here and the presentation is here for those that missed the meeting or if you would like to review either of them again.

Slate of Executive Committee Candidates 2021-2022

The official slate of candidates for the Executive Committee for the 2021-2022 Chapter year is listed below:

President: Josh Becker

Vice President: Fran Sehn

Secretary Christopher Sarracino

Treasurer: Robert McAninch

Delegate: Alec Kinslow

Delegate: Wayne Vanderhoof

Delegate: Jordan Crecenzi (photo not yet available)

The uncontested Chapter Election will be open from March 16, 2021 through March 30, 2021.

The electronic ballot will emailed from ASSP (not the Chapter) notifying each Chapter member of the election.

ASSP Members Reach Milestones in 2020

ASSP has released a list of members on January 01, 2021 listing Society members reaching 50, 40, and 25 year membership milestones. The length of the list and number of members reaching these milestones are impressive. The complete ASSP list can be seen here.

There are members of the Western PA Chapter of ASSP meeting these milestones. Those members reaching the 40-year milestone are Arthur T, Breuer Jr, Thomas Michael Gaul, Gary W. Gillespie, Robert D. Soule, and Ronald Lucarelli. Those members reaching the 25-year milestone are Edward E. Buffington, James L. Cessna, Brian C. Fleck, and Scott D. Welch.

Congratulations to the members meeting the 40- and 25-year milestones!