3 WCU students receive environmental health scholarships

Three Western Carolina University students majoring in environmental health recently received scholarships from the American Society of Safety Engineers, an international organization of more than 32,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professionals.

The WCU students each received a $1,000 scholarship based on academic achievement, service and need.

Originally from South Addison, Maine, Chris Caler is a junior from Raleigh and graduated from Portland (Maine) High School in 2000. He is the son of Kathryn Caler.

From Charlotte, Drew Craig is a junior at WCU and graduated from Providence High School in 2007. He is the son of Andrew and Betsy Craig.

Currently living in Bryson City, Samantha Kunze is a senior who graduated from Victor Domingo Silva High School in Chile in 2001. She is from Santiago, Chile, and is the daughter of Guillermo Kunze and Orieta Garcia.

For more information about WCU’s environmental health sciences program, contact Burt Ogle, associate professor and environmental health sciences program director, by phone at 828-227-3517 or via e-mail at bogle@wcu.edu.