As a family-owned company that values secondary education, an annual Hunzinger Family Scholarship Fund was established and grants scholarships that can total $3,000 annually. The scholarship is offered to children of employees attending any accredited college, university or trade school. The completed scholarship applications are reviewed by a four-member committee of Hunzinger employees who make the recommendations. Applicants are also asked to submit an application, school transcripts as well as an essay that captures their goals for the future or highlights the ways in which their parents inspire them. The scholarships were announced at our Annual Q3 Awards Ceremony on November 12th.
This year’s award recipients were:
Thomas Hollman is the son of Superintendent Jack Hollman and a freshman at the University of Wisconsin in Madison studying Nuclear Engineering. He hopes to use his degree to work at a nuclear power plant or to get involved in radiation research at a hospital. Thomas also has an interest in the development of alternative energy sources. A member of the National Honor Society in high school, Thomas joined school clubs like chess, engineering and the Young Republicans and in sports where he was captain of the swim team and participated on the tennis and track and field teams.
Robert Caspari is the son of Superintendent Brad Caspari and a sophomore at MATC’s Mequon Campus studying Landscape Horticulture and hopes to work in landscape construction on large commercial and residential landscape projects. Robert says, since he was a kid, he was fascinated with trucks, dirt and building and loved the pictures that his dad would take of his jobsites. “My favorite was getting to visit Bayshore Mall while it was under construction. From that point on, I know that one day I wanted to work in a construction related field”.
Samantha Goetz is the daughter of Nate Goetz one of our Journeymen Carpenters. Samantha is a junior at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater studying marketing and hopes to work in advertising upon graduation. Samantha credits her dad with being a great example for her always expressing the importance of hard work, strong leadership and always seeing a task or project through to completion.
Jenna Klermund is the daughter of Superintendent Dave Klermund and is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she is studying Accounting. Jenna plans to take the CPA exam after graduating to become a Certified Public Accountant. She loves many areas of accounting but has a particular interest in forensic accounting. She is a diligent student and has been working in her chosen field for Actuant Corporation as an intern with much success.
Congratulations to all the scholarship winners and keep up the good work!