August 17, 2016
The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) has selected Ian Reynolds, a senior at the Missouri University of Science & Technology, as the recipient of its 2016 Barry K. Wendt Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded by NSSGA’s Manufacturers & Services (M&S) Division and is presented annually to an outstanding college student who plans to pursue a career in the aggregates industry.
“Ian’s keen interest in our industry made him stand out in this year’s field of very well-qualified applicants,” says Rich Deister, chairman of the M&S Division, in a press release. “The M&S Division is proud to award Ian the 2016 Barry K. Wendt Scholarship, and we’re excited to see what he will accomplish in our industry.”
Reynolds has worked in several quarries, including a recent co-op with NSSGA member Mississippi Lime Co. “Being a part of this operation has been a great learning experience and has given me a chance to work with many of the mine engineers and take on my first projects with a significant amount of responsibility,” Reynolds wrote in his application, according to the press release.
Reynolds is pursuing a degree in Mining Engineering with an emphasis on quarrying. He is vice president of his school’s student chapter of NSSGA and has participated in the NSSGA/SME Student Design Competition. After graduating, he hopes to work in an underground aggregates operation.