Students Win National Scholarships
April 26th, 2016
RALEIGH, N.C. (April 26, 2016) - Two Wake Tech students have gained national attention as recipients of scholarships from the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, established by Mike Rowe of cable television’s “Dirty Jobs.” Samuel Alley and Chantel “Ruby” Hawley, both completing degrees in Wake Tech’s Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology program, have received $1,000 scholarships from the foundation.
Alley will graduate next month with an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree and will work in Virginia at James River Equipment, a full-service John Deere equipment and tractor dealership. Hawley, also earning an AAS degree in May, will become an instructor at Wake Tech. Both plan to use the scholarship funds to purchase top-quality tools.
The mikeroweWORKS Foundation supports students who want to pursue careers in the skilled trades. It awards the scholarships to top equipment technology students from institutions accredited by Associated Equipment Distributors.
In a special presentation, both students received a $1,000 check and scholarship certificate, along with a signed photo of Mike Rowe.