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Monday, 01 May 2017 15:10

WIN Announces Winners of 2017 Scholarship Program

The Women’s Industry Network (WIN®) is pleased to announce the recipients of the WIN College Student Tuition and Conference Scholarship Award.

This award is presented to students enrolled in a post-secondary collision repair technology program. Each scholarship recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship to continue their post-secondary education in collision repair, a one-year WIN Membership and 2017 WIN Educational Conference registration fee to include travel.


The 2017 recipients include:


Chelsie Golden: Chelsie attends Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Shelbyville, TN. Cars have always been a passion of Chelsie’s and she grew up watching her dad do bodywork. Her ultimate goal is to open her own shop.


Miranda Herron: Miranda attends North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville, GA. She is studying to be a skilled artist of automobile rectification and a master of image repair. Miranda would like to start her career working in a shop, learning as much as possible, but eventually own her own collision shop.


Vicky Lambert: Vicky attends Lake Tech College in Eustis, FL. Before studying auto collision repair, Vicky served in the Air Force. Vicky’s long term goal is to manage a body shop. She believes that auto collision repair is her long term career because there are so many different jobs to be done and so many opportunities for advancement and skill development.


Linda Myers: Linda attends Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Knoxville, TN. A member of the US Air Force for over 20 years before retiring, Linda has now completed her first trimester of the 16 month course, passed two ASE tests and holds a 4.0 GPA. She was also selected to attend the April SkillsUSA State competition in Chattanooga, TN. Linda’s immediate goals are to pass the next three ASE tests and hone her repair and refinishing skills. Long term, she would like to find her niche in collision repair.


Jade Wasson: Jade attends Spokane Community College in Spokane, WA. Jade was drawn to the collision industry by her overall passion for cars and is currently the only female in her class. Jade’s future goal is to do what she loves in a shop that values her. In addition to tuition scholarships, recipients will have the opportunity to be mentored by a Most Influential Women (MIW) Honoree or a member of the WIN Board of Directors. The MIW and Scholarship awards will be presented during the 2017 WIN Educational Conference being held May 8 -10, 2017 in Denver, CO. Scholarship winners attending Conference will have the opportunity to meet their mentors at that time.


Congratulations to all the 2017 scholarship recipients! To learn more about WIN, join online, or register for the WIN Educational Conference, please visit www.womensindustrynetwork.com.