Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Winners!
The Pipeliners Voluntary Fund Scholarship Program is pleased to announce the following winners. These students successfully completed the scholarship program requirements and were selected as the highest-ranking applicants. The recipients were chosen by an independent evaluator that scored the applicants according to factors such as their grade point average, the difficulty level of their academic program, the strength of their recommendation letters, and the overall assessment of their essay.
Congratulations to this year’s scholarship recipients, and to all of our candidates who are expanding their opportunities through the pursuit of higher education. Thanks also go to our contributors to the Voluntary Fund who have made this program possible.
During the annual Charity Golf Toournament, Local 798 members, sister local members, and contractors all gather in a four-man scramble to raise funds to support the Scholarship Program. This year we continued to provide the annual award of a scholarship given in memory of Brother Harry H. Faucett, Jr. from proceeds raised at the golf tournament and generous donations from those who chose to honor the request of Harry's family and donate to a scholarship in his memory. A scholarship in the amount of $5,000 is awarded to the highest-ranking applicant meeting the qualifications of the George M. Lambert Scholarship Program.
Congratulations to Jennifer Austin, the 2015-2016 recipient of the Harry Faucett, Jr. Memorial Scholarship!
Jennifer Austin graduated summa cum laude from Eastern Kentucky University with a major in Occupational Science. She was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority at EKU in addition to National Honor Society, Golden Key Honor Society, and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. She spent many hours volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House in Lexington, KY, and contributing her time to the development of multiple programs to raise money for other charities. She is currently in the Occupational Therapy Master’s Program at EKU where she has maintained a 4.0 GPA. Her future plans are to work with children with disabilities to help them reach developmental milestones to prepare them for a successful future in independent living. Eventually, she would like to open her own pediatric outpatient clinic in an underserved rural area. Currently, she is an active member of Pi Theta Epsilon Honor Society as well as the Student Association of Occupational Therapy. She spends her free time providing daily care for two twin children. Jennifer is the daughter of Lynne Marsh, step-daughter of Welder Helper Member Brett Johnson, and a good family friend of Welder Foreman Dave Ferguson.
We thank all contributors for their thoughtful donations. We feel all scholarship candidates deserve a monetary award and wish we were able to help them all. The faithful support of those who voluntarily donate enables us to continue to promote unionism through education. Thanks again to all contributors to the Voluntary Fund.
Congratulations to all George M. Lambert Scholarship Award recipients, and best wishes to all candidates who are pursuing their goals through higher education! Candidates who did not receive an award this year are encouraged to apply next year. If you or someone in your immediate family will be attending college next fall, you may request an application in writing or download one from this Web site beginning in August.
2015 - 2016 Winners
Taylor Brumley is a sophomore at Louisiana Tech University majoring in Fashion Merchandising. She is the daughter of Ed Brumley, a 40-year Welder member of Local 798, and granddaughter of the late Elton Brumley, a 66-year Welder member. She is also the niece of Welder member, Ray Brumley. Taylor is highly involved in the fashion merchandising industry as well as on-campus activities. She helped coordinate three region-wide events in the past year, including a fashion show and dinner. She plans to graduate with her Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising in the fall of 2017. After graduation, she plans to continue to contribute to the fashion merchandising industry
Dylan Cain is the grandson of Larry Cain and the great-grandson of the late Dale Cain, who both served Local Union 798. He graduated from Stockton High School in Stockton, MO. He was class valedictorian, graduating with honors and a 4.2 GPA. In high school, he served as vice president of the Park Board for the City of Stockton, president of the National Honor Society, Scholar Bowl Team Captain, a Senior Representative in Student Council, captain of the History Bowl Team, Leadership Team member in the Spanish Club, and was also a member of Math Team and the Future Teachers of America.
He is currently enrolled at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he is an honors student with a double major in Political Science and Philosophy. After his first semester, he made the Dean’s List with a GPA of 3.94. In college, he actively participates in the Mizzou Democrats Club and is on the university’s quiz bowl team. Currently, he has been working as a campaign operative for a Missouri state treasurer's campaign. His specialization on the campaign is rural outreach. After finishing his undergraduate education, he plans on attending law school and potentially running for public office.
Phaedra Fouts is the daughter of Rodney and Shannon Fouts and the granddaughter of Scott Bruner, an 18-year member Local 798. Phaedra graduated valedictorian of her class from Edmond Memorial High School in 2013 as a member of the Oklahoma Honor Society, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, and Oklahoma Indian Student Honor Society. She was highly involved in high school as a DECA member and an Oklahoma State Officer for Youth in Government. Phaedra was both a varsity cheerleader and Oklahoma All-State cheerleader in high school, and went on to cheer for Oral Roberts University (ORU).
Currently, she is pursuing her bachelor’s degree at ORU as a double major in Accounting and Spanish. Phaedra has maintained a 3.75 GPA and is an active member of the ORU Accounting Society. Outside of school, she volunteers at the Laura Dester Children’s Center where she organizes events for and spends time with children whose families are unable to take care of them. Phaedra will participate in her first accounting internship with Ernst & Young this summer and plans to obtain CPA licensure after graduation.
Cole Hendrix Forrest is the grandson of Doyle Hendrix who served Local Union 798 as a Helper, Welder, Business Agent, and Financial Secretary-Treasurer. Cole’s uncle, Danny, and younger brother, Luke, are also members of this fine organization. Cole was initiated into Local 798 in August 2013 and thoroughly enjoyed his work as a Welder’s Helper. Cole is extremely proud of his heritage in Local Union 798.
Cole is currently a senior at Oklahoma State University. He is pursuing a major in Management Information Systems. He holds a 3.6 GPA while also actively participating in numerous student organizations on campus. Cole has been named to the Dean’s List five times and the President’s Honor Roll this last semester. He is a founding father of the Epsilon Psi chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity at Oklahoma State, and has served on its judicial board and held the office of Vice President of Programs. Last year, Cole was voted by his fraternity brothers as “Mr. Sig Tau.” Cole also volunteers in the community, organizes many philanthropic ventures, donates blood regularly, plays intramural sports and participates in fundraising activities. Upon graduation, Cole will start his career with International Paper in Campti, LA.
Kayla Fox is the daughter of Welder member Bryan Fox. She is currently seeking her Master of Arts in History at Utah State University (USU), where she is a Graduate Assistant while maintaining a 3.7 GPA. At USU, she has assisted with the Utah State History conference as a room captain and frequently copy-edit papers for other students. Besides taking classes, she has taken two internships for class credit: an editing internship last spring and a museum internship this semester. Once she finishes her M.A., she would like to gain some work experience utilizing the skills she has obtained as a history graduate student (reading, writing, analyzing, museum work, and editing) at a museum or a community college. Eventually, she would like to get her doctorate and be a professor.
Prior to entering graduate school, Kayla earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Philosophy from Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA). While at SFA, she was accepted into SFA’s School of Honors in her first semester and graduated with the designation of University Scholar in addition to magna cum laude. She was also accepted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Alpha Theta, and Phi Eta Sigma. She served as secretary of the Eta Sigma chapter of Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society) for one year and vice president of the Yoseikan Budo club for two years. Kayla also started a Philosophy club and served as its first president. From October 2011 until she graduated in May 2014, she worked as a history tutor. In addition, she worked as a Latin and English/Writing tutor during her last year as an undergraduate. She also worked as reader/scribe, note taker, and typist for SFA’s Disability Services from September 2012 until graduating. In fall 2013, she was an SFA 101 teaching assistant and worked as a student instructor for a history course in spring 2014.
Bailey Hollabaugh is the son of Mary and Farron Hollabaugh, a 38-year member of Local 798 and the Director of Education at the Local 798 Training Center. Bailey graduated from Vinita High School in 2013. During high school, he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America, served as Student Council Class President, and was a National Honor Society member. In the fall of 2013, he started at the University of Oklahoma as a Philosophy major with a Pre-Law focus. Besides maintaining a 3.6 GPA, he has held a legal internship at a prominent Oklahoma law firm, the Law Offices of Roderick H. Polston, for more than a year. Bailey has been involved in numerous on-campus activities and organizations including Camp Crimson, OU Students for Social Justice, and the Society of Undergraduate Philosophers.
During his three years at OU, Bailey has finished all of his Philosophy major requirements with the exception of upper-division electives, making him eligible for the University Of Oklahoma College Of Law Early Entry Program. The Early Entry Program would allow Bailey to start law school in the fall of 2016 without an undergraduate degree. Upon completion of his first year of law school, all of his upper-division electives would be satisfied and he would be awarded a degree. He is in the process of applying for this program now, and if not accepted, he plans to study abroad until beginning law school. Following graduation from law school, he plans to pursue a career as an attorney in the Oklahoma City area. While it can be challenging to commit to practicing a specific type of law before going to law school, Bailey has always been interested in aspects of the law surrounding worker’s rights.
Meaghan Morgan is the daughter of Kurt and Angela Morgan and the granddaughter of Elvin Loggins, a Local 798 member for more than 40 years. She attended Hudson High School in Lufkin, TX, where she graduated as salutatorian of her class. Throughout high school, she was very involved in various organizations around campus, first as a member and eventually as an officer. These organizations included the drill team, choir, Student Council, and National Honor Society. She received an Exemplary Award her senior year for community service as well as awards for her art and singing at the state level. She is currently a student at Texas A&M University, majoring in kinesiology. Future plans include attending graduate school to become a physical therapist.
Ryan Michael Ogg graduated from Pryor High School in 2015 in the top ten percent of his class with a 3.92 GPA. He is the son of the late Gilmer “Chuck” Ogg, a 12-year Journeyman Spacer member of Local 798, and Beverly Ogg. Ryan is the youngest of three boys. He was very involved in sports in high school, playing football, basketball and soccer. He was also a member of the National Honor Society and State Honor Society. In 2014, he received his Eagle Scout designation in the Boy Scouts of America.
Ryan is currently a freshman at Oklahoma State University studying Construction Management Technology. He plans on graduating in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Ryan was on the Dean’s Honor Roll his first semester with a 3.8 GPA, and he was awarded the President Leadership Council Scholarship. He is also involved with the Construction Management Society.
Jordan Pennington is the granddaughter of Vickie and Steve Robbins, a 42-year member of Local 798. In 2015 she graduated second in her class from Acorn High School in Mena, AR. In high school she was a member of FCCLA, National Honor Society, and was a member of the Acorn cheer squad, serving as co-captain her senior year. Jordan won numerous academic awards throughout elementary, middle school and high school, but the one for which she is proudest is the Bausch & Lomb Science award. She is currently attending the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (UAFS) where she is planning to enter the BSN program. Since attending UAFS, Jordan has been on the Dean’s List and is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi. Right now her plans for her degree are flexible as she waits to see all the different options available. Her passion, however, is to work with members of the military and their families
Jackie Schultheiss is the daughter of Sherri and Daniel Lambert, a Local 798 Welder member. She attended Bayfield High School in Bayfield, CO, where she actively participated in church, band, choir, spring musicals, and the dance team. In high school, she was president of Future Business Leaders of America, public relations officer of Student Council, a member of National Honor Society, and homecoming queen. After graduating with honors in 2014, she moved to Indian Harbour Beach, FL, to attend Eastern Florida State College. She is currently studying for her associate’s degree and plans on beginning massage therapy school in the fall. She is an avid dancer and still finds time to work three jobs.