University of Southern Indiana

Tri-State Industrial Safety Council awards 20 scholarships

June 21, 2018

TSISC scholarship recipientsThe Tri-State Industrial Safety Council (TSISC), a partner of University of Southern Indiana Outreach and Engagement, proudly awarded 20 $1,000 scholarships on Thursday, June 6.

“The TSISC scholarship program rewards contractor employees who attend the program, ensuring safe work sites in our region,” said Charmaine McDowell, director of Corporate Partnerships.

The scholarship assists current safety-badge holders (or their spouses, children or step-children) planning to attend or currently enrolled in accredited colleges, universities, graduate schools or vocational/technical schools.

Below is a list of the 2018 TSISC scholarship winners:

  • Nicholas Angermeier, attends University of Southern Indiana
  • Courtney Berger, will attend Ball State University
  • Berry Brooke, will attend Marian University
  • Taylor Buchta, attends University of Southern Indiana
  • Griffin DeVoy, attends University of Southern Indiana
  • Beth Euler, attends University of Southern Indiana
  • Brock Glaser, attends Indiana University
  • Tyler Hilgeman, will attend Purdue University
  • Levi Hoffman, attends Wabash Valley College
  • Johanna Lasher, will attend University of Indianapolis
  • Ashley Lindy, will attend University of Southern Indiana
  • Leah Martinez, will attend Brescia University
  • Skyla McKim, will attend Indiana State University
  • Hannah Noble-Frey, attends Wabash Valley College
  • Jace Parus, attends University of Southern Indiana
  • Addison Smith, attends University of Indianapolis
  • Bo Hunter Smith, will attend Ball State University
  • Jacelyn Stewart, attends University of Southern Indiana
  • Tara Wargel, attends Ball State University
  • Tyler Wisner, will attend University of Evansville

TSISC, a member of the Association of Reciprocal Safety Councils (ARSC), was created in 2003 as a nonprofit organization to address the need for cost-effective and consistently trained contract workers in local industry (Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois). Future and current badge holders attend courses held at USI and in the community to complete and refresh safety training requirements.

Part of this council’s mission is to ensure a properly trained and safe contractor workforce while also eliminating redundant orientations.

Contract employees working at member sites can complete a safety orientation (Basic Orientation Plus™ and Basic Orientation Plus Refresher™) and earn an identification badge by passing a test successfully.

For more information on the Tri-State Industrial Safety Council, visit


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