July 17, 2006

New England Chapter Awards Two Scholarships

July 17, 2006

New England Chapter Awards Two Scholarships

ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois, July 17, 2006 – MSCI’s New England Chapter has awarded $2,500 scholarships to two students with a parent who works for an MSCI and chapter member company.

One scholarship goes to Shannon R. Phillips of Milford, Connecticut, who is pursuing a B.S. degree in nursing at Villanova University. Phillips has earned a 3.5 GPA, has formed the Villanova Irish Dance Club and is a member of Student Nurses of Pennsylvania. Her father, Gerard Phillips, is materials manager for Olympic Steel in Milford, Connecticut.

The second scholarship goes to Danielle Soucy, a Bristol Eastern High School student in Bristol,Connecticut. She will attend Naugatuck Valley College and plans to become a nurse anesthetist, a career choice inspired by her brother, who was born with cerebral palsy. Her father, Alec Armstrong, is a plate saw operator for Yarde Metals in Southington, Connecticut.


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.



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


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