International Door & Operator Industry

NOV-DEC 2017

Garage door industry magazine for garage door dealers, garage door manufacturers, garage door distributors, garage door installers, loading docks, garage door operators and openers, gates, and tools for the door industry.

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Alana Babineau Region 1 Sponsor: Raynor Door Authority of New England, Manchester, NH School: Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, FL "Thank you to all those involved in the International Door Association Scholarship Foundation for assisting me and other students for the opportunity in continuing my education. I am a sophomore Elementary Education major at Ave Maria University in Florida. With this opportunity of fulfilling my dream of being a teacher, I hope to impact the lives of my students in ways that my teachers influenced me. Going to private Catholic schools my whole life, I have learned the importance of instilling the true, good, and beautiful into my education. As a teacher, a goal of mine is to teach my students to learn and explore beyond the classroom. Not only does this allow them to practice their natural sense of wonder, but also to encourage love for learning. Again, thank you to the IDA Scholarship Foundation for this opportunity!" Honored by ELITE Contributor, Winzeler Stamping Co, Mike Winzeler Jonathan Babineau Region 1 Sponsor: Raynor Door Authority of New England, Manchester, NH School: Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, FL Jon is a senior at Ave Maria University, studying Finance. Along with being highly devoted to his studies, he loves being involved in extra-curricular activities. In his sophomore and junior year, he served a cumulative 200 hours of community service. In 2016, he was part of the formation of a non-profit organization called, Champions of Charity, which is a service initiative to encourage university athletic teams to do community service. He now serves as Vice President and Marketing Director for the organization. In his free time, Jon likes to play music, fish, play soccer, and hike. His band won battle of the bands in 2015 and they frequently play for university events throughout the year. As Jon prepares for graduation in the Spring, he hopes to either work in non-profit development, creative marketing, or asset management. "Thank you so much for awarding me the IDA Scholarship. I am overjoyed and so grateful. I appreciate everything the organization is doing in supplying aid to college students in need." Jon is a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Emily Barnes Region 9 Sponsor: A Door Co, Hesperia, CA School: Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA "Ever since I was little, I thought about how exciting it would be to teach. As a freshman at Point Loma Nazarene University, I can be in an uplifting environment and study education at the same time. However, in order to get there, I had to look for various scholarships. IDA has given me a chance to not only earn some cushion money for college, but given me the experience of working in a professional environment. It is an opportunity I will be able to utilize for the rest of my life, and I will be forever grateful that this opportunity opened doors for me to do what I love most." Emily is also a musician like her family with a "rare singing voice that made her stand out from her peers. Emily is grounded, and a hard worker, willing to put in the hours to achieve her goals," wrote Teri Lawrence, writer/director/ producer in the entertainment industry. Morgan Blickley Region 2 Sponsor: A.B.E. Doors & Windows, Allentown, PA School: Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA "I am, by my very nature, an overachiever. My parents watched me challenge myself for years, torn between amusement, amazement and exasperation. I constantly take on more and more obligations. But never has that statement been as true as when I, as a freshman, successfully planned out the next six semesters of my life to include two majors, biology and writing (which are completely unrelated to each other), the Honors program (which has enough classes in it to be compared to a minor), my liberal arts requirements (so I can graduate on time), and my independent research (in which I study the behavior of African penguins at a local zoo), all without overloading my credits. That's a lot. Nevertheless, one of my greatest pleasures in life is absorbing as much knowledge as I can, so although the next three years will certainly be grueling, you can be sure that I will go through them with a smile on my face. It is with thanks to the International Door Association Scholarship Foundation that I am able to pursue my very many interests and gain as much insight as possible into my fields of study. Indeed, it is with thanks to the IDA that I can continue to be my typical overachieving self!" (continued on page 18) V O L U M E 5 0 I S S U E 6 D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 7 17 ASSOCIATIONNEWS

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