The managing partner of a Nevada investment group recently announced the establishment of a $100,000 scholarship endowment to aid military veterans.
Kenneth D. Goodrich created the Kenneth and Wendy Goodrich CSN Post-9/11 Veteran HVAC Employment Program to aid veterans enrolled in the the College of Southern Nevada’s Air Conditioning Technology program.
“Veterans have the type of good, strong training that employers in the air conditioning industry want to see,” said Dennis Soukup, chair of the CSN Applied Technologies Department. “With their military training, the knowledge they receive from CSN and now the tools provided by this endowment, we expect these veterans to easily transition into lifelong careers following graduation.”
The endowment is expected to reach more than a dozen of the more than 360 students currently enrolled in the Air Conditioning Technology program at CSN. However, as more and more servicemen and women return from active duty, Soukup anticipates that the number of veterans in the program will increase significantly over the next few years.
The endowment was envisioned by Goodrich to act as a subsidy to the existing Post-9/11 GI Bill.
“I have had the pleasure of meeting many veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq, and they are the type of disciplined, responsible people that employers in the air conditioning industry need,” Goodrich said. “I am proud to provide this endowment as a means to help veteran-students in Southern Nevada easily transition into their careers. These are our nation’s heroes, and I’m excited to see what they accomplish in this next phase of their lives.”
The endowment is expected to reach more than a dozen of the more than 360 students currently enrolled in the Air Conditioning Technology program at CSN.