Scholarship Recipients

2024 Scholarship Recipients

Ruth Ellen Holmes
Nathalie Larios
Austin Witt
Reagan Acosta

2023 Scholarship Recipients

Susie Ayon
Majic Safeeh
Jessica O’Brien
Aaron Jones

2022 Scholarship Recipients

Arianna Perez $5,000 Undergraduate Award
Kaleigh Ray $3,000 Undergraduate Award
Austin Witt $2,000 Community College Award

2020-2021 Scholarship Recipients

Jessica O’Brien (right) received scholarship for Graduate award and Nathalie Larios (left) received scholarship for Undergraduate.

2019-2020 Scholarship Recipients

McKell Sanderson
McKell Sanderson is currently working on his Ph.D in Safety Science at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. McKell is promoting safety and the Bakersfield Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professional across the insurance industry as he serves as a Senior Safety Consultant with WCF National Insurance in and around the Kern communities.

Joseph Simmons
Joseph Simmons is spearheading the expansion of safety as he and his partner champion a local safety-related podcast and manage a social media profile that reaches all corners of the occupational safety fields. Joseph also serves our communities through his employment in a local safety consulting organization.

Jennifer Jackson
Jennifer has recently completed the Graduate program at Columbia Southern University in the field of Emergency Services Management. Jennifer is impacting and changing lives in her role at the California State University of Bakersfield in the Safety, Risk and Sustainability department.

2019 Scholarship Recipient Shane Kelley – Columbia Southern

2019 Scholarship Recipient Wilson Jones – Bakersfield College

2018 Bakersfield Chapter Scholarship Recipients

Aaron Aragon- Recipient of $5,000 scholarship
California State University, Bakersfield
BS Degree: Environmental Resource Management with a concentration in Occupational Safety and Health Management

  • Recipient of the National Leadership Award from the Military Order of the Purple Heart
  • Recipient of the Outstanding Leadership Award from Golden Empire Drum and Bugle Corps
  • Student Manager of Marketing, CSUB Student Recreation Center
  • Project manager of the CSUB Division of Student Affairs Runner Nights Marketing Team
  • Student Conductor and Leader of the CSUB Pep Band

Chad San Juan- Recipient of $2,500 scholarship
California State University of Dominguez Hills
Master Program: Quality Assurance: Manufacturing Option. Most of my projects focused on applying principals from quality assurance to environmental, health and safety.

  • Obtained Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) designation in March 2014.
  • Obtained Associate Safety Professional (ASP) designation in November 2015.
  • Obtained Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) designation October 2017.
  • Obtained Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation January 2018.

Michael Crow- Recipient of $2,500 Scholarship|
Columbia Southern University
Bachelors of Science in Occupational Safety & Health

  • Began working in Occupational Safety & Health in 2001.
  • Graduated with an Associates of Arts from Ventura College in 2001.
  • Completed Cal-State University Bakersfield’s Safety and Risk Management Program 2006.
  • Member of the American Society Of Safety Engineers Bakersfield Chapter since 2007
  • Obtained Occupational Safety and Health Technologist from The Board of Certified Safety Professionals 2008
  • Planning on obtaining Certified Safety Professionals from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals 2019.
  • Currently studying full time, volunteering on the Montague Fire Department’s fire and rescue squad, and devoted dad to three amazing kids that make him and their mother proud.