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Source: Kevin Arpin, karpin@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Tyler Sharp, 785-532-2535, media@k-state.edu

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

K-STATE SENIOR EARNS NATIONAL ENGINEERING CONSULTING TRADE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

MANHATTAN -- Kevin Arpin, senior in mechanical engineering, Randolph, has been awarded the national scholarship from the American Council of Engineering Companies.

The $10,000 scholarship recognizes academic achievement and interest/experience in a career in consulting engineering. Arpin also received travel expenses to attend the American Council of Engineering Companies Fall Conference in Puerto Rico, Oct. 17-20, to accept his award.

Arpin appreciated the opportunity to attend the conference.

"The conference was an extraordinary opportunity to network with distinguished professionals in the industry," he said.

To be eligible for the national award, Arpin had to win a statewide competition sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Kansas. After winning the state competition, Arpin's application was nominated for consideration on the national level.

According to Arpin, his K-State education was widely influential in his success. 

"My winning this scholarship goes to show, yet again, that a K-State education stands shoulder-to-shoulder with those of nationally renowned universities," he said.

Arpin hopes to be a consulting engineer or researcher in nuclear engineering. He says there was an assortment of benefits in winning the scholarship.

"The greatest benefit was probably the money," he said. "However, the conference and the recognition the award brought to myself and K-State were also wonderful."