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The Metallurg Vanadium Corporation/Muskingum College Engineering Scholarship awarded to John Glenn High School’s Emily Hollowniczky

The Metallurg Vanadium Corporation/Muskingum College Engineering Scholarship for the 2008-2009 academic year has been awarded to Emily Hollowniczky, a John Glenn High School senior. The daughter of Michael and Rhonda Hollowniczky of New Concord, Emily will enter Muskingum College this fall, where she plans to study engineering science.

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER 2008Emily’s honors in high school include being in the top ten percent of her class at John Glenn, participation in the Orchestra and String Sounds, membership in the Fellowship of Christian Students, the Business Club and the Ambassador Club, and work as statistician for the boys' soccer and wrestling teams. She also works part-time at Animal Clinic of Cambridge, where she started as a volunteer.

The scholarship was created by Metallurg Vanadium Corporation (MVC) to help a student from an area high school study engineering science at Muskingum. Valued at $1,000 per year, it is available to students graduating from Buckeye Trail, Cambridge, John Glenn or Meadowbrook high schools. In addition to financial support, MVC will provide opportunities for the scholarship recipients to gain practical experience through internships with the company.

The engineering science program at Muskingum combines a broad foundation in engineering, mathematics, science and liberal arts with practical experience in designing, implementing and reporting on real-world projects. Students in the program typically take coursework in chemistry, computational science, electrical engineering, engineering design, material science, mathematics, mechanical engineering and physics.

MVC and the college believe that this scholarship supports the economic vitality of the region and addresses the need to develop future scientists and engineers. It is also hoped that this support will encourage talented local students to not only study at Muskingum, but remain in the region to consider their career opportunities after college.

In the photo: (Front row, left to right), Vice President of Enrollment Jeff Zellers, scholarship winner Emily Hollowniczky, Senior Admission Counselor Joy Cronin and Chair of the Department of Physics and Engineering Dr. Richard Taylor. (Back row, left to right), Vice President for Academic Affairs Paul Riechardt. and Metallurg Vanadium Plant Manager Ed Forshey.