2012 Student Section of the Year: Western Carolina University

Provided by the Mine Safety Appliances Co., the Outstanding Student Section Award is given to the ASSE student section that makes the most significant contribution to safety education and research each year. For the second consecutive year, this honor was earned by the Western Carolina University Student Section, out of the Piedmont Chapter in Region VI. With 37 members, the section’s goals include growth of the university’s Environmental Health program, increasing service opportunities for students and continued pursuit of community service opportunities.

“The officers have tested and refined their organization, leadership and team building skills, while providing opportunities for others to assist,” says Student Section Faculty Advisor Tracy Zontek, Ph.D., CSP, CIH. “They have created a strong organization that students want to join.”