WSSC Announces 2015 Robert G. Berger Memorial Scholarship Fund Winners
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Laurel – June 19, 2015 – WSSC celebrated 14 children of Commission employees as they were awarded scholarships through this year’s Robert G. Berger Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund is supported every year through contributions from the Berger family, WSSC employees and retirees.
The 2015 honorees were recognized at WSSC’s monthly Commission meeting on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. This year’s recipients were awarded more than $15,000. Scholarships ranged between $900 and $1,300 for the school year.
|Cayli Baker – University of Maryland College Park||Taylor Lilly – Savannah College of Art and Design|
|Daniel Crowe – Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania||Thomas Lilly, III – Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Christian Dixon – University of Maryland Baltimore County||Celeb B. Mitchel – Howard Community College|
|Timothy Gormley – University of Maryland College Park||Theresa Russell – University of Maryland College Park|
|Sanchita Gupta – University of Virginia||Natalie Tobery – Shepherd University|
|Danielle A. Holmes – Towson University||Steven Williams – Salisbury University|
|Dominique N. Johnson – Allegany College of Maryland||Reyna Wright – University of Maryland College Park|
The Robert G. Berger Memorial Scholarship Fund serves as an opportunity for WSSC to support higher education. Formerly known as the WSSC Employee Scholarship Fund, it was renamed to honor the memory of Commissioner Robert G. Berger upon his passing in April 2003. Berger was appointed to the Commission from Montgomery County in 1993 and served until 2001. A graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School, he was a tremendous advocate of higher education and played a pivotal role in creating the WSSC Scholarship Fund.
Since its inception in 1996, the fund has awarded over $145,000 in scholarships to more than 135 students. All recipients are children of current WSSC employees or retirees who help to support the fund.
For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.