AAMA Awards Six Scholarships for 2006

Dana Vetter
Daniel Romanski

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) announced at the 2006 AAMA National Summer Meeting that it has increased its scholarship commitment for the second year in a row and awarded six scholarships to children of employees of AAMA member companies. The meeting was held in June at Lake Tahoe, Calif. Scholarship grants are made possible through AAMA member annual contributions and sponsorships.

Receiving the top 2006 AAMA Architectural Product Group Scholarship was Dana Vetter, a soon-to-be freshman at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., who is planning to major in chemistry. Her father, Gregory Vetter, is employed by Truth Hardware Corporation in Owatonna, Minn. Vetter graduated second in her class this year at Owatonna High School.

Recognized for the top award from the AAMA Residential Products Group was Daniel Romanski, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, a 2006 graduate of Cleveland's Benedictine High School. He plans to study mechanical engineering at the University of Cincinnati. Daniel, who maintained a 4.0 grade point average, is the son of Todd Romanski, who works for Carlson Systems Engineering in Twinsburg, Ohio.

Another Architectural Product Group award went to Anthony A. Puntel, Jr., of McDonald, Ohio, who has completed his freshman year of studies in engineering at the University of Akron. A graduate of McDonald High School, he ranked first in his class, maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. He is the son of Anthony Puntel, an employee of Polaris Technologies in Austintown, Ohio. The third Architectural Product Group scholarship was awarded to James D. Yoon, of Ramsey, N.J., who is the son of Yong Yoon, an employee of GAF Materials Corporation in Wayne, N.J. James will be entering his senior year of studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., where he is earning a degree in operations research and engineering.

Another scholarship in the Residential Products Group went to Michael St. Phillips of Fairport, N.Y., who has completed his freshman year of studies in chemistry at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. His father, Eric, is an employee of Ultra Fab Inc. in Farmington, N.Y. The third award in the Residential Products Group was given to Megen Velten of Rhome, Texas, who will begin her first year in chemical engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Ind., this fall. Her father, Steve Velten, is an employee of Q'SO, Inc. in Forth Worth, Texas.

The AAMA Scholarship Program offers families of employees of AAMA member companies the opportunity to obtain financial aid for higher education in pursuit of a degree in an engineering or technical field relating to the building products industry. The scholarship is a one-time award of $2,000. Applicants are judged on grade point average, college entrance exam scores, and a 500-word essay. Eligible candidates must be high school seniors or college students, who are children of employees of AAMA member companies in good standing.

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