************************September 30, 2011 President’s Scholarship Luncheon
Nineteen OSH and MSSM students have been invited to the President’s Scholarship Luncheon on October 12. The President’s Scholarship Luncheon has become an Oakland University tradition. The occasion honors many of the university scholarship recipients and provides an opportunity to bring together scholarship donors and the students whose lives have been impacted by their generosity.

**********************September 20, 2011 NEW! ASSE Student Section’s GRIZZorg website
The ASSE Student Section is migrating to the new GRIZZorg system for student organizations. With our new website, we will easily be able to post events on our calendar, upload photos, dialogue with each other like facebook and share important news.
Please contact Aaron Cox if you have any suggested additions to the new GRIZZorg website and web community.

*******************June 17, 2011 OU Student Section attend ASSE National PDC
Christina Stackhouse-Lockard, Kristen Salk, Chelsea Salkeld, Tareva Saunders and Nue Vue attended the ASSE’s 100th Anniversary Celebration National Professional Development Conference in Chicago. Among the sessions attended was one regarding Edge Eyewear. The session discussed eye protection and goggles that met ANSI.Z87.1 . The students received certificates afterwards.
The students took the Amtrak train because of the affordable cost . Nue Vue summed it up “We had a great experience and hope to be able to attend next year.”

****************** May 5, 2011 OSH and MSSM Scholarship Winners
The OSH program is proud to recognize our scholarship recipients for 2011-2012. We have two scholarship funds – the Stephen Hall Scholarship, in honor of the late Dr. Stephen K. Hall who served as Program Director and Professor in 1997-1998, and the Safety Engineering Laboratories scholarship fund, generously sponsoring scholarships for over twenty years.

The awardees for the Stephen K. Hall Memorial Scholarship are
Joel Prusaitis - $1000
Chelsea Salkeld - $1000
Tracy Schwark - $300

Tracy Schwark also won a $700 scholarship from Safety Engineering Laboratories. In addition, each of the following undergraduate and graduate students received a $1000 scholarship from Safety Engineering Laboratories.

Nue Vue
Kristen Salk
Micah Nichols
Ernine Porter
Traver Glassner
Sherree Camillo
Tareva Saunders
Samantha Reichenbach
Brian Williams
Andrew Jazowski
Judy Wheeler
Wendy Kue
Casandra Weems
Christina Stackhouse-Lockard
Charlotte Rose
Rebecca Zaror

Congratulations, OSH and MSSM students! Well done!

*******************May 1, 2011 New E-board for 2011-2012
The new E-board for the 2011-2012 school year has been announced. Interested persons completed a questionnaire. Voting took place via SurveyMonkey from April 26 -29. The new E-board for the Oakland University ASSE Student Section is comprised of:
President- Tareva Saunders

Vice President- Nue Vue
Secretary-Aaron Cox

Treasurer- Sherree Camillo

Appointed positions:

Executive Assistant- Christina Stackhouse-Lockard

Historian- Chelsea Salkeld 

******************April 22, 2011 OSH students bring in huge scholarships, career opportunitiesBy Eric Reikowski, media relations assistant for OU News

Students in Oakland University’s Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) program have been busy racking up scholarships and acquiring the skills to succeed in a range of professional job opportunities.

In 2010, OSH students received 31 scholarship awards worth a combined total of more than $50,000. The scholarships were offered through the Michigan Safety Conference, the American Society of Safety Engineers, Oakland’s OSH program and the OU Alumni Association.

Many scholarships were sponsored by well-known companies such as Chrysler Corporation, UPS and Liberty Mutual.

“Businesses support these scholarships so they can have the opportunity to hire qualified graduates,” said Dr. Aaron Bird, assistant professor of Occupational Safety and Health. “Students who are successful in our program have very good job prospects.”

Oakland’s OSH program prepares students for a variety of public and private sector jobs whose responsibilities include managing safety records, recommending employee protections and teaching safe and healthy work practices.

One OSH scholarship recipient, Nick Desrochers, earned a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health in 2009 and is working toward a Master of Science degree in Safety Management (MSSM). He believes that the university’s OSH program offers distinct advantages to students.

“The OSH program at OU is smaller than a lot of other undergrad programs, and with that comes an incredible sense of community, lots of networking opportunities, and close-knit relationships with both fellow safety students and faculty," Desrochers explained.

The program boasts faculty who are among the most respected experts in their fields. Dr. Charles McGlothlin, OSH program director, was named the 2008 Michigan Safety Professional of the Year by the Michigan Safety Conference, and adjunct professor Dr. Daryl C. Hill currently serves as president of the American Society of Safety Engineers, the most prestigious safety organization in the world.

“I have always been very happy with the quality of instruction,” said Desrochers. “Courses in environmental safety, fire protection and prevention, construction safety, industrial hygiene, toxicology, and accident investigation cover the nuts and bolts of safety that ensure graduating students are overly prepared for whatever safety job they may attain.”

“Certain classes offer field trips to local businesses to expand upon what is being learned in the classroom, providing students with real-world experiences and giving them the opportunity to see how safety is applied in different industries," he continued. “I feel prepared, confident, and excited about attaining my first job upon graduating from OU, and it's because of all the support I've received through the OSH and MSSM programs."

Oakland’s OSH program is one of only ten nationally to be approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. For more information, view the program website at oakland.edu/shs/osh.

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