Eleven Murray State University students have received scholarships through the American Society of Safety Engineers. A total of 106 students were awarded scholarships, with Murray State having the highest number of recipients among all colleges and universities.
Murray State recipients include Clint Combs (Gilbertsville, Ky.), Braden Cook (Elizabethtown, Ill.), Brice Griesemer (Shelbyville, Ill.), Alec Jackson (Dexter, Mo.), James McIntyre (Gilbertsville, Ky.), Kelly Mehner (Waterloo, Ill.), Tanner Neese (Greenville, Ill.), Rachel Ragovin (Murray, Ky.), Josh Reed (Harrisburg, Ill.), Eric Sapp (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) and Luke Whitmore (Shepherdsville, Ky.).
The eleven students are all working towards a degree in the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) through the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology.
“The Department of Occupational Safety and Health at Murray State University is proud of its students’ accomplishments. We are very appreciative of the annual commitment made by the professional membership of the American Society of Safety Engineers in providing our students support in the form of scholarships,” said OSH interim Department Chair Dr. Tracey Wortham. “In addition, the ASSE Foundation also awarded an OSH department lecturer a significant scholarship to pursue doctoral studies. The OSH Department is grateful that the ASSE Foundation endeavors to ensure the future of the safety profession by supporting advancements in our students’ education and careers.”
“The OSH degree program is a source of pride to Murray State University, and we are pleased and proud to see that our students majoring in this program are being recognized with these scholarships,” said Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology Dean Dr. Stephen Cobb. “We thank ASSE for their generosity and support in educating the next generation of OSH professionals.”
“We are thrilled to be able to award these scholarships and grants through the generous contributions of our donors,” said ASSE Foundation Board Chair Michael Murray. “We are committed to strengthening the OSH profession by helping these groups advance their education and careers.”
Congratulations to OSH students Cameron Bishop, Justin Bryant, Clinton Combs, Alex Hopewell, Drew Kelley, Meagan Moffat, and Tanner Neese for being selected for the 2015-2016 Who's Who Among Students In American Universities and Colleges.
Congratulations to OSH Student, Blake Thomas, for being selected as Murray State University's 2015 Homecoming King.
• October 22, 2015
Blake Thomas and Kristin Henson were selected by the Murray State University community as Homecoming King and Queen for 2015. They were crowned at the football game on Oct. 10 at Roy Stewart Stadium. Kristin Henson is the daughter of Greg and Tracey Henson of Hickory, Ky. She is a senior public relations major. Henson is active in Sigma Sigma Sigma and Campus Outreach. She is a Dean’s List student. Blake Thomas is the son of Damon Thomas and Carrie Thomas, both of Mayfield, Ky. He is a senior occupational safety and health major. Thomas is a member of Alpha Sigma Phi, the American Society of Safety Engineers, the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the Emerging Scholars Institute. “I am very honored to have been chosen to represent Murray State in this way. The University has provided me with a second home and has helped me develop so many skills along the way! I thank the University for their commitment to student involvement and leadership,” said Thomas.
Congratulations to OSH Students Laken Kanipe, Alex Hopewell and Blake Thomas for being selected in Murray State University's 2015 Homecoming Court
— Photo by Allie Douglass/Murray State University
Murray State University ASSE Student Section Receives the 2015 Outstanding Student Section Award (OSSA)
The Murray State University ASSE Student Chapter was awarded the 2015 Outstanding Student Section (OSSA) Award. MSU ASSE Faculty Advisor and OSH Department Chair, Dr. Gary Morris, and MSU ASSE Student Section President, Josh Reed, accepted the award at the Safety 2015 Conference in Dallas, TX, June 2015. The MSU Student Section will be awarded $6,000 from Mine Safety Appliances, the sponsor of the 2015 OSSA award. The awards goes towards scholarships, research, and travel for one member to Safety 2015 in Dallas, Texas to accept the award. The 21 qualifying student sections will received a $500 stipend from ASSE.
Dr. Gary A. Morris (MSU OSH Faculty), Justin Bryant (MSU OSH Student), Kim Kleine (MSU OSH Alum), and Amanda Dean (MSU OSH Alum) authored Noise Exposure: The Need for New Measurements on Aircraft Carriers in the June 2015 Edition of Professional Safety. The article also serves as the cover story for the June 2015 Edition of Professional Safety.
2015 OSH Awards & Recognition Reception
The Department of Occupational Safety and Health celebrated its annual Awards and Recognition Reception on April 24, 2015, at the Murray Country Club. OSH students were recognized for receiving over $130,500 in scholarship money, as well as over $52,800 in NIOSH grant tuition assistance. May/August 2015 graduates were recognized, as well as honored for their upcoming receipt of the Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) designation. Rho Sigma Kappa, OSH’s Honor Society, inducted the deserving students for spring 2015. The first Dr. David G. Kraemer Outstanding Contributor award was given to an undergraduate student. The Thomas R. Begley Memorial Award was awarded to two graduate students, and the two outstanding OSH student athletes were recognized. The undergraduate Honor's Recipients for outstanding academic performance and outstanding senior were also named.
Dr. David G. Kraemer Outstanding Contributor to the Department of Occupational Safety and Health Award
The first Dr. David G. Kraemer Outstanding Contributor to the Department of Occupational Safety and Health Award was presented to a deserving OSH student, Carrie Stindt, at the annual OSH Awards and Recognition Reception. This award was in recognition of performance and accomplishments by the student in the OSH department. The award was given in honor of Dr. David G. Kraemer's twenty-eight years of service and accomplishments as the OSH Chair. A plaque was also presented at MSU’s Honor’s Day.
Dr. Gary Morris, OSH Faculty, joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about his research on hearing loss in the Navy as part of the Racer Scholar Profiles series, which highlights MSU faculty research, scholarly and creative activities across colleges and schools. Click here to hear to listen and view the article.
Congratulations to OSH students James Nance, Joshua Reed, and Cody Sieben for being selected for the 2014-2015 Who's Who Among Students In American Universities and Colleges.
The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has recognized the Department of Occupational Safety and Health's Bachelor and Master of Science degrees. Students graduating with a B.S. or M.S. in Occupational Safety & Health from Murray State University may immediately apply for the Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) designation. The Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) program is an additional path to the Certified Safety Professional (CSP). The GSP designation is available to safety degree graduates from degree programs which meet BCSP Qualified Academic Program (QAP) standards. A QAP is an academic degree program in safety which meets BCSP standards for participation in the GSP program. Currently, BCSP defines a QAP as a bachelor's or master's degree program holding program accreditation as a safety or similarly named program by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET (ABET-ASAC). The benefits for obtaining the GSP designation include recognition for bring in a path toward the CSP certification, recognition for the level of preparation for professional safety practice, a waiver of the application fee, a waiver of the Safety Fundamentals examination, and a certificate awarding the GSP designation.
The Board of Directors of the Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) has recognized the Department of Occupational Safety and Health's Bachelor and Master of Science degrees. Students graduating with a B.S. or M.S. in Occupational Safety & Health may immediately apply for the Associate Safety and Health Manager (ASHM) certification and with two years experience in the safety and health management field apply for and take the Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) exam.