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Education Foundation, 3M Partner Select Hire Our Heroes Grant Winners

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Jan. 23, 2015—Four winners have been selected for a tool grant through the Collision Repair Education Foundation and the 3M “Hire Our Heroes” program, the foundation announced on Friday.

The recipients, all military veterans, began their collision education at various colleges around the country starting in the summer or fall of 2014. Each winning student had the opportunity to select $2,500 worth of tools to help them during their education and for employment after graduation.

The winners are:

  • Jerry Rawson (Bridgerland Applied Technology College, Logan, Utah)

  • Glenn Valdez (Kennedy King College, Chicago, Ill.)

  • Courtney Washington (Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville, N.C.)

  • Anthony Wrinkler (UTI, Sacramento, Calif.)

“The Collision Repair Education Foundation is proud to continue to partner with 3M and the Hire Our Heroes program to offer these grant awards,” Clark Plucinski, executive director of the Foundation said in a release. “There are an incredible amount of opportunities in the collision industry and thanks to 3M, these winning students will have the tools that will make them successful in their education and beyond. It is an honor to show our support of military veterans through this program.”

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