Saint Martin’s College announces engineering scholars

May 11, 2005

Lacey – Six engineering students at Saint Martin’s College recently were awarded scholarships.

The recipients are:

Christopher Adolphsen, Chehalis, who was awarded the Doolin Aerospace Scholarship. Named in honor of Brian F. Doolin, a Saint Martin’s alumnus who helped NASA put astronauts on the moon, the scholarship is awarded to a student who plans to work in aerospace engineering. Christopher is the son of Tim and Robin Adolphsen and studies civil engineering.

Patrick Benedict, Phoenix, Ariz., who was awarded the Ames Fund Scholarship. This scholarship is named in honor of alumnus Larry Ames and is awarded to a civil engineering student in good standing with the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, maintains at least a 2.5 grade point average and demonstrates the qualities needed to become a professional civil engineer. Patrick, a civil engineering major, is the son of Timothy Benedict and Sherry Thomas.

Jasmine Budrow, of Olympia, and Matthew Unzelman, both of Chehalis, who each received Coral Sales Scholarships. Recipients are chosen nationally by civil engineer Douglas Daniels, principal of Coral Sales Co., a Milwaukee, Oregon-based firm that specializes in highway hardware. Jasmine is the daughter of Paul and Debbie Budrow and graduated this year with a bachelor of science in civil engineering degree. Matthew is the son of Larry and Denise Unzelman and also graduated with a bachelor of science in civil engineering degree.

Clint Ritter, Tumwater, received an award through the Horace Whitacre Fund. This scholarship is awarded to a student who is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineering, in good academic standing and who shows potential to be a professional civil engineer. Clint, the son of Paul and Karen Ritter, graduated with a bachelor of science in civil engineering.

John Sabolchy, Lakewood, who received an award for his leadership in organizing the American Society of Mechanical Engineers regional conference, held in April at Saint Martin’s. The conference attracted 130 students from 17 colleges and five states. John is married to Mary Sabolchy and graduated with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering.

Saint Martin’s is an independent, Roman Catholic coeducational college founded by the Benedictine Order. About 1,050 students are enrolled on its main campus and about 600 more in programs at the college’s extension campuses at Fort Lewis Army Post, McChord Air Force Base and Olympic College.

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