Collision Repair Education Foundation and 3M announce first round of winners for the Hire Our Heroes Grant

Businesses interested in hiring these veterans should contact the Education Foundation.


Steve Casady (Kirksville Area Technical Center, Kirksville, MO) 

Steven Donaldson (George Stone Technical Center, Pensacola, FL) 

Thomas Bernhofer (Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Kirkland, WA) 

Thomas Yates (Gordon Cooper Technology Center, Shawnee, OK)  

Timothy Lloyd (Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Rice Lake, WI) 

Timothy Heiser (Automotive Training Center, Exton, PA) 

3M Hire Our Heroes – Veteran Family Award Recipients: 

Gabrielle Williams (Lawson State Community College, Birmingham, AL) 

Joshua Hausman (Lincoln College of Technology, Nashville, TN) 

Loretta Jacobs (WyoTech, Blairsville, PA)

Matthew Adams (Universal Technical Institute, Houston, TX) 

Tyler Mitchell (Granger High School, West Valley City, UT)

The second round of award winners will be announced in July. 

"We're proud to work with the Collision Repair Education Foundation to support training for these deserving veterans and their family members, and we are excited about these young men and women joining our industry," said Dale Ross, U.S. marketing operations manager for 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division. 

The Collision Repair Education Foundation and 3M are also offering a special scholarship for post 9/11 military veterans who would like to return to school to study collision repair in the fall 2013 or have started studying at a collision school after April 1, 2013. The application for this award is available on the website www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org and is due July 31, 2013. Questions can be directed to Melissa Marscin, Director of Grant Programs at Melissa.Marscin@ed-foundation.org. 

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