And the 2022 NECA Scholarship Recipients are...
We are so pleased to introduce NECA's 2022 Scholarship recipients. Since 2011, including this year, we have awarded $32,000 in scholarships to deserving member company employees or their children.
Each year, we award one scholarship in memory of Tom Rando to an applicant who embodies the values and talents of Tom Rando, an entrepreneur, innovator and respected industry leader. The 2022 Thomas Rando Scholarship recipient is Olivia Simons, whose dad Rick works for RoJo Carwash. Olivia is a rising sophomore at Bridgewater State University where she is majoring in business management with the hope of owning a business. She completed her first year on the Dean’s list while working two jobs and commuting from home to pay for her tuition, already exhibiting her entrepreneurial spirit.
Marion Calabro, whose dad Ken who worked for Haffner’s Energy at the time of the award and now works for Prestige Car Wash, also has been awarded a NECA scholarship. After graduating with honors from HS, she earned a BA in History from Worcester State University. While working in residential services for young adults impacted by mental illness, her desire to be a nurse galvanized and this fall, she will be entering the BS Nursing Program at the Mass. College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with the goal of addressing barriers vulnerable populations have in accessing health and mental health care.
NECA is confident that these outstanding young people will be successful, and are pleased to be of some small assistance.