Five students in the Diesel and Power Systems Technology (DPST) program at Spoon River College were recently awarded scholarships following a round of interviews with program faculty and members of the Diesel Advisory Board.
Advisory board member Sam Brooks presented the awards to Skyler Burgard of Canton, Spoon River Agriculture Association; Daniel Hammond of Macomb, Edward R. Kaiser Scholarship; Andrew Hughes of Mount Sterling, Harold Dare Scholarship; Daniel Taflinger of Bushnell, Brian Telander Memorial Scholarship; and Kevin Williams of Havana, Phi Mu Tau Scholarship.
The two-year DPST program is one of the College’s longest-running career and technical education programs, offering education and training in the field of diesel power technology and its related applications, and culminating in an associate in applied science degree. In 2019, the College also became a certified training center for the railway industry through a partnership with NARS (National Academy of Railroad Science) and Johnson County Community College. Certificates are offered in Locomotive Mechanical, Preventive Maintenance, and Rail Transportation and Power System Technology. Instructors in the program are Todd Thompson, Joe Clemens, Aaron Mayall, and Dave Andersen.
For more information about the program, visit www.src.edu