2017 CBSA Scholarship Recipients

CBSA member company employees, children of member company employees and students enrolled in an undergraduate industrial distribution degree program are eligible to apply for the CBSA scholarship.

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The Copper and Brass Servicenter Association (CBSA) is pleased to award a 2017 CBSA Scholarship to the following students:

  • Baileigh Allen, daughter of Matthew Allen, an employee of PMX Industries, Inc
  • Morgan Bauer, daughter of Leonard Bauer, an employee of Olin Brass
  • Makayla Beard, daughter of James Beard, an employee of Materion Corporation
  • Rhianna Daisher, daughter of David Day, an employee of Alro Steel
  • Katherine Gordon, daughter of David Gordon, an employee of Materion Corporation
  • Jasmine Johnson, daughter of Josh Johnson, an employee of Materion Corporation
  • Lezel Legados, daughter of Limuel Legados, an employee of Sequoia Brass & Copper
  • Sheree Murphy, daughter of Arthur Murphy, Jr., an employee of PMX Industries, Inc and winner of the top award, the R. Franklin Brown, Jr. Scholarship
  • Austin Parish, son of Gary Fuller, Sr., an employee of Olin Brass
  • Scott Provenzano, nonmember student majoring in supply chain management
  • Talia Scilla, daughter of Elena Scilla, an employee of Lewis Brass & Copper Co., Inc.
  • Hannah Tomor, daughter of Steven Tomor, an employee of Materion Corporation and a third time winner
  • Kiana Waltermeyer, daughter of Scott Waltermeyer, an employee of Cambridge-Lee Industries, LLC and a second time winner

This is the third recognition for Hannah Tomor, who received a CBSA scholarship in 2015 and 2016. This is the second recognition for Scott Provenzano and Kiana Waltermeyer, who each received a CBSA scholarship in 2016.

R. Franklin Brown Jr. Scholarship

Sheree Murphy

Sheree Murphey has been selected as the R. Franklin Brown Jr. Scholarship recipient for 2017, CBSA’s top award for outstanding academic achievement and extracurricular activities.

Sheree will be a freshman in the fall majoring in mechanical engineering and industrial design. Enjoying math and physics, her goal is to use her education to advance innovations in the manufacturing field of design.

In high school, Sheree carried a 4.0 GPA while participating in many extracurricular activities including the robotics team, marching band, track and field and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Sheree received the 2016 First Trimester CHIPPO award in physics for scoring 100 percent on exams and less than 1 percent error on labs. Sheree is a member of the National Honor Society.

The R. Franklin Brown Jr. Scholarship honors R. Franklin Brown, Jr., who retired from CBSA in 2009 after 50 years at the helm of the Copper and Brass Servicenter Association as executive vice president. He joined the trade group in 1959 and was quickly promoted to the position of executive vice president. Upon Brown’s retirement he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council for his exemplary service to the industry.


2017 CBSA Scholarship Recipients

Baileigh Allen 

Baileigh will be a freshman in the fall at the University of Iowa and plans on majoring in biology/pre-medicine. During high school, she maintained a 3.83 GPA while participating in volleyball and bowling. Baileigh served as the president of the ONE Campaign and was a peer buddy through the Best Buddies program. She holds a part-time job at ESP International and volunteers in the local schools and hospitals

Morgan Bauer

Morgan will be a freshman in the fall and plans to major in nursing. She enjoys science as she likes to learn about the human body and how it works. She also enjoys English and loves to read. Morgan has maintained 3.61 GPA in high school while participating in extracurricular activities including first chair in the orchestra, National Honor Society and varsity tennis. Morgan is also involved in her church and works part time.

Makayla Beard 

Makayla will be a sophomore in the fall at Bowling Green State University and is majoring in psychology. She hopes to attend medical school after college to become a psychiatrist. Her favorite class in high school was science as she enjoys learning how things work. Makayla was involved in band, FFA, theater tech crew, National Honors Society, 4-H and her church youth group.

Rhianna Daisher 

Rhianna will attend Eastern Michigan University as a freshman in the fall. She plans on majoring in music therapy and hopes to help others through her love for music. She also enjoys English and recently became interested in robotics. Rhianna maintained a 3.75 GPA in high school while participating in extracurricular activities including secretary of the executive student council, band, choir, National Honor Society and community theater. 

Katherine Gordon 

Katherine will be a freshman in the fall and plans on majoring in biochemistry with a pre-med track in hopes of attending a top tier medical school one day. She maintained a 4.39 GPA while participating in extracurricular activities including student council, varsity soccer, varsity track, Key Club and the Ambassadors Football Club while also working part-time at Prodesign LLC. Katherine received the Outstanding Social Studies and Science student awards, an academic letters three years in a row and an AP Scholars award. She earned a 34 on the ACT® test.

Jasmine Johnson

Jasmine (Jazz) will be a junior in the fall at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCAT) majoring in multimedia journalism. One of her favorite college classes has been Reporting and Writing Across Platforms as it taught her how to be versatile as a journalist. Jamie hopes to one day be an editor for a national publication. In addition to being inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, she wrote an award-winning essay and was selected to attend a conference sponsored by Spotify in New York focusing on media career paths and how to achieve those goals. Jamie currently serves as the assistant producer for Aggie News and Views and is a company member of the Educated Dance Company, all while maintaining a 3.85 GPA.  

Lezel Legados 

Lezel will be a freshman in the fall and plans on majoring in business administration with a focus in marketing or global studies. She enjoys Spanish and English as they challenge her to find more efficient and eloquent ways to understand, interpret and communicate. In high school, Lezel carried a 3.85 GPA while participating in many extracurricular activities including varsity track and field, cross country, Commissioner of Athletics on the Associated Student Body and Student Government, Chairman of Student Congress and Club Council and vice president of the DECA Business Club. Lezel consistently made Honor Roll throughout her high school career and was recognized for a perfect score on the CAASP Writing Exam. 

Austin Parish

Austin will be a freshman this fall and plans to major in nuclear, plasma and radiological engineering. He enjoys the challenge of math because there is always a concrete answer yet it takes work to arrive at the solution. Austin maintained a 3.95 GPA while in high school and received numerous honors, including: academic letters all four years, being on the Honor Roll, involved in National Honor Society, was an Illinois State Scholar and a Silver Medallion Award recipient. His extracurricular activities included president of the Future Farmers of America, student council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, track and field, cross country and Boy Scouts all while holding a part-time job.

Scott Provenzano

Scott will be a senior this at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He’s received numerous awards and accolades including being on the Dean’s List each semester while in college, Illinois State Scholar, UIUC’s National Residence Hall Honorary, being nominated as a D.A.R.E. representative and being nominated five times by five separate teachers for his high school’s “Pride of the Lions” Student Excellence award. Scott’s extracurricular activities include the executive board president of Hall Council, a resident advisor of university housing, external affairs chair of the Illinois Business Council, group facilitator at the Illinois Leadership Center and a peer mentor of college ambassadors. He works part time at Apple Inc. and volunteers at TIMES Center Soup Kitchen and the Champaign Crisis Nursery. 

Talia Scilla

Talia will be a sophomore at Molloy College in the fall where she is majoring in nursing. Her favorite classes are psychology and chemistry. Talia maintained a 3.67 GPA while participating on the cheerleading squad. She received honors from the Spanish Honor Society and multiple awards for achievement in earth science and biology in high school. In college, Talia made the dean’s list.

Hannah Tomor

Hannah will be a junior in the fall at Bowling Green State University majoring in biology/chemistry while working toward a pre-med degree. Her favorite classes include math and science and she is involved with her university’s STEM program. Hannah participated in the Freshman Wilderness Experience, hiking 35 miles of the Appalachian Trail, is involved in the Science Olympiad Club on campus and is the secretary for the Learning Community for Science Majors. She is active in two learning communities, works part-time and has volunteered for several organizations such as the local food bank, Habitat for Humanity and an animal shelter.

Kiana Waltermeyer

Kiana will be a junior in the fall at Liberty University with a dual major of finance and human resources and is minoring in accounting. She is the director of finance for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), a member of Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) and National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). Kiana holds a part-time job on campus and enjoys volunteering at the Lynchburg Humane Society.

CBSA congratulates each student on their outstanding achievements and wishes them continued success.