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BASF Donates Nearly $100,000 in SATA Spray Guns to Students

The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) announced that BASF has donated a SATA spray gun to 87 high school and college students studying collision repair around the country. With each spray gun valued at $1,000, BASF’s generosity ensures that these students are equipped with the tools to excel in school as well as in the workplace. These efforts further CREF’s goal to ensure that collision repair students are prepared to successfully enter the workforce upon graduation.

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“We are delighted to do our part and help build the future of these young technicians,” said Jane Niemi, marketing manager for BASF Refinish NA. “As an industry leader, it is our duty to partner with organizations like CREF and provide these students with the tools they need to begin a rewarding career working in automotive refinish.”

The post-secondary students who will receive a SATA Spray Gun through BASF and the Foundation include:

  • Joel Duensing (Madison College – Madison, Wis.)
  • Brian Shanley (Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Huntsville, Tenn.)
  • Neil Manke (Dunwoody College of Technology – Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • Jose Benitez (Kennedy-King College – Chicago, Ill.)
  • Ian Isom (Forsyth Tech – Winston-Salem, N.C.)
  • Eri G Leal Tovar (New York Automotive and Diesel Institute – Jamaica, N.Y.)
  • Orlando Martinez (Kennedy-King College – Chicago, Ill.)
  • Spencer Bunton (Highland Community College – Freeport, Ill.)
  • Aiden Farthing (Ozarks Technical Community College – Springfield, Mo.)
  • Lawrence Douglas (Chattanooga State – Chattanooga, Tenn.)
  • Jacob Cunningham (Rosedale Technical College – Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Kornelius Pargo (Metropolitan Community College – Omaha, Neb.)
  • Bradly Hawkins (Metropolitan Community College – Omaha, Neb.)
  • Henry Kingwill (College of Lake County – Graylake, Ill.)
  • Jacquelyn Mallard (Wiregrass Georgia Technical College – Valdosta, Ga.)
  • Danny Kilgore (Chattanooga State – Chattanooga, Tenn.)
  • Dalton Ellis (Aims Community College – Windsor, Colo.)
  • David Walters (Salt Lake Community College – Sandy, Utah)
  • Nicholas Brown (Lewis-Clark State College – Lewiston, Idaho)
  • Damion Ponce (Hillsborough Community College – Plant City, Fla.)
  • Nickolas Rogers (Lewis-Clark State College – Lewiston, Idaho)
  • Maurian Perez-Gonzalez (Dunwoody Technical College – Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • William Ruchert (Lewis-Clark State College – Lewiston, Idaho)
  • Aspen Greer (Forsyth Tech – Winston-Salem, N.C.)
  • Dario Gamez (New York Automotive and Diesel Institute – Jamaica, N.Y.)
  • Keaton Hanson (Bellingham Technical College – Bellingham, Wash.)
  • Chad Reynolds (Fayetteville Technical Community College – Fayetteville, N.C.)
  • Parris Holland (Fayetteville Technical Community College – Fayetteville, N.C.)
  • Andrew Kirchner (Universal Technical Institute – Houston, Texas)
  • Jaymes Dibernardo (Lake Technical College – Eustis, Fla.)
  • Chapin Robinson (Forsyth Tech – Winston-Salem, N.C.)
  • Raine Steckler (Tulsa Technical College – Broken Arrow, Okla.)
  • Caleb Pryjmak (Metropolitan Community College – Omaha, Neb.)
  • Jason Agee (Kennedy-King College – Chicago, Ill.)
  • Sean Brown (Lincoln Tech – Nashville, Tenn.)
  • Jay Lippmeier (Coastal Carolina Community College – Jacksonville, N.C.)
  • James McElyea (Coastal Carolina Community College – Jacksonville, N.C.)
  • William Blanch (Fayetteville Technical Community College – Fayetteville, N.C.)
  • Steve Chapman (Chattanooga State – Chattanooga, Tenn.)
  • Willie Ailstock (Gateway Community and Technical College – Florence, Ky.)
  • Thommy Madera (Hillsborough Community College – Plant City, Fla.)
  • Jehu Velazquez (Kennedy-King College – Chicago, Ill.)
  • Misael Artiles (Fayetteville Technical Community College – Fayetteville, N.C.)
  • Christian Polley (Richland Community College – Decatur, Ill.)
  • Rigoberto Alvarado (College of Southern Idaho – Twin Falls, Idaho)
  • Abigayle Pate (Butler County Community College – El Dorado, Kan.)
  • Pierre Walters (Guilford Technical Community College – Greensboro, N.C.)
  • Jayden Grivette (Lake Superior College – Duluth, Minn.)
  • Jason Hall (Guilford Technical Community College – Greensboro, N.C.)
  • Marlon Cumberbatch-Greaves (New York Automotive and Diesel Institute – Jamaica, N.Y.)
  • Nicole Turner (Lake Technical College – Eustis, Fla.)
  • Benie Buzi Mbo Nta (Northeast Community College – Norfolk, Neb.)
  • Nathan Drobish (Lewis-Clark State College – Lewiston, Idaho)
  • Donald Jones Jr (Kennedy-King College – Chicago, Ill.)
  • Flavio Campos (Bridgerland Technical College – Logan, Utah)
  • Jamaal Jackson (Richland Community College – Decatur, Ill.)
  • Craig Martin (Stanly Community College – Albemarle, N.C.)
  • Brock Garrett (Richland Community College – Decatur, Ill.)
  • Andrea Hines (Kennedy-King College – Chicago, Ill.)
  • Cameron Woods (Richland Community College – Decatur, Ill.)
  • Geoff Englin (Iowa Central Community College – Fort Dodge, Iowa)
  • Jessica Freeland (Automotive Training Center – Warminster, Pa.)
  • Jannis Resto (New York Automotive and Diesel Institute – Jamaica, N.Y.)
  • Bethany Kindelsperger (Indian Capital Technology Center – Muskogge, Okla.)
  • Jose Reyna (Kennedy-King College – Chicago, Ill.)
  • Charles Kroner (Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Paris, Tenn.)
  • Rachel Jimenez-Esquivel (Lincoln College of Technology – Nashville, Tenn.)
  • Troy Sherman (Warren Tech/Red Rocks Community College – Lakewood, Colo.)
  • Marcus Smith (Kennedy-King College – Chicago, Ill.)
  • Mario Mata (Hawkeye Community College – Waterloo, Iowa)
  • Robert Snow (Lake Technical College – Eustis, Fla.)
  • John Njagi (Kirkwood Community College – Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
  • Flavio Campos (Bridgerland Technical College – Logan, Utah)
  • Charles Peterman (Hillsborough Community College – Plant City, Fla.)
  • Sean Spencer (Lewis-Clark State College – Lewiston, Idaho)
  • Edd Alexander (New York Automotive and Diesel Institute – Jamaica, N.Y.)
  • Ryan Efferin (Rosedale Technical College – Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Jamaal Jackson (Richland Community College – Decatur, Ill.)
  • Jordan Farrell (New York Automotive and Diesel Institute – Jamaica, N.Y.)
  • Keith Haynes (Wilkes Community College – Wilkesboro, N.C.)
  • Craig Martin (Stanly Community College – Albemarle, N.C.)
  • Jeremiah Ramos (New York Automotive and Diesel Institute – Jamaica, N.Y.)
  • Nathan Outlaw (Richland Community College – Decatur, Ill.)
  • Ayonna Wilson (Chattanooga State – Chattanooga, Tenn.) Community College
  • Andrew Campbell (College of Southern Idaho – Twin Falls, Idaho)

The secondary students who won a SATA Spray Gun, donated by BASF, include:

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  • Daniel Cabrera (Maxwell High School – Lawrenceville, Ga.)
  • Nevaeh Bondi (Warren Tech Central – Lakewood, Colo.)

BASF has supported the efforts of the Collision Repair Education Foundation since 1994. For additional information about BASF, visit basfrefinish.com.

Industry members interested in getting involved and supporting CREF’s efforts to assist secondary and post-secondary collision repair training programs should contact Brandon Eckenrode, director of development, at (312) 231-0258 or [email protected].

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