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May 18, 2006

MSCI Florida Chapter Awards Five Scholarships

May 18, 2006

MSCI Florida Chapter Awards Five Scholarships

ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois, May 18, 2006 – MSCI’S Florida Chapter has awarded five scholarships to new recipients, three of them valued at $6,250 for students at four-year colleges, and two for students who will attend a two-year community college program.

The winners include:

  • Amber Jones of Jacksonville, Florida, whose mother, Linda Remsen, works in sales for Ryerson, Inc., Jacksonville, and whose stepfather, Mark Remsen, is general manager for TAD Metals, also of Jacksonville. Jones plans to begin a career in nursing while pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Florida Community College in her home town. She was president of the Junior Ladies Club and volunteered for the Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
  • Robert Hunt, Jr., of St. Petersburg, Florida, plans to attend Saint Petersburg College. Hunt received a 3.38 grade point average (GPA) from Northeast High School of St. Petersburg, where he was a member of the wrestling team. He is an active participant in the North East Park Baptist Church Clothes Closet program. His mother, Marisol Hunt, is account manager for McNichols Company of Tampa.
  • Nadia Ragsdale of Miami, Florida, plans to pursue a nursing degree from Bethune Cookman College of Dayton Beach, where she earned a 3.9 GPA in her second year. She was named to the president’s list and Freshman Wall of Achievement. She is also on the national dean’s list and an All American Scholar. Her step-father, Mickey Williams, is a supervisor at Ryerson, Inc., in Miami.
  • Katie Lynn Roberson of Tallahassee, Florida, will study psychology with a minor in child development. She is in her third year at Florida State University and expects to pursue a graduate degree at Nova Southeastern University. Her father, Cliff Roberson, is operations manager for SG Steel Service Company in Ft. Lauderdale.
  • Joshua Ryan Burch of Callahan, Florida plans to attend Southwestern College of Winfield, Kansas, and participate in its football program. He hopes to be a high school football coach and history teacher. Burch attended West Nassau High School of Callahanwhere he a captain of the football team and weightlifting letterman. He earned a number of awards as a lineman and linebacker and participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. His father, Ronald Burch, is in outside sales for O’Neal Steel of Jacksonville.

About MSCI

Founded in 1907, the Metals Service Center Institute has more than 400 members operating from about 1,200 locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and elsewhere in the world. Together, MSCI members constitute the largest single group of metals purchasers in North America, amounting each year to more than 65 million tons of steel, aluminum, and other metals, with about 300,000 manufacturers and fabricators as customers. MSCI’s membership also includes almost all ferrous and non-ferrous industrial metals producers in North America. Metals service centers inventory and distribute metals and provide first-stage fabrication services.

Contacts:

Jon Kalkwarf, vice president, finance (847) 485-3007

jkalkwarf@msci.org

Steve Weiner, Readmore Communications, (847) 485-3011

sweiner@msci.org