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For immediate release
October 28, 2011

Media contact: Jacquie Lucy
443-840-4668 / 443-761-2482 (cell)

Grainger awards 'Tools for Tomorrow®' scholarships
to two CCBC students

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. – Grainger, an international distributor of industrial supplies and the leading supplier of facilities maintenance supplies in North America, is again teaming up with the Community College of Baltimore County to help support future leaders within the industrial trades through its Grainger Tools for Tomorrow ® scholarship program. According to Greg Case, CCBC coordinator of Construction Management, “CCBC has more than 35 years of experience in educating students for construction management. Our reputation was well known to Grainger and the Baltimore community. These Grainger scholarships help promising students with a financial need complete their career preparation.”

During a presentation ceremony held Oct. 19 at CCBC Catonsville, Grainger Branch Manager Iain MacLean awarded certificates to the two CCBC students – Faran Masood and Claybourne DeVaughn– who received the 2011 Grainger Tools for Tomorrow ® scholarships.

“Because of this scholarship from Grainger, I can finally complete my CADD degree and do something important with my life,” notes Faran Masood, a full-time student from Windsor Mill, in the Computer Aided Design Drafting (CADD) program. Currently, Faran works part-time for the department as a CADD laboratory assistant and tutor.

Clayborne DeVaughn from Baltimore is in the Construction Management program at CCBC Catonsville. He completed an apprenticeship with the Mid-Atlantic Carpenters Training Center. “I am ecstatic to be a recipient of the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow ® and thank Grainger for all the financial support,” says DeVaughn. Scheduled to graduate next semester with two degrees (Construction Craft Professional and Construction Management), DeVaughn is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year colleges. He notes that he is also “the happy husband of Crystal DeVaughn and the father of three children.”

Launched in 2006, the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow ® scholarship program awards $2,000 for tuition and books to second-year students earning their associate degree or certificate in an industrial trade at select community colleges. Students enrolled in construction, plumbing, welding, electrical, facilities maintenance, machine technology and other industrial programs are eligible to apply. Recipients also receive a customized Westward® toolkit upon successful program completion.

CCBC was one of the 15 original colleges selected by Grainger to participate in the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow ® scholarship program. This year 200 Grainger Tools for Tomorrow ® scholarships were offered to students attending 100 selected schools.

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