Tag Archives: MRAA Educational Foundation

Angela Pilkington named Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year

Angela Pilkington of Correct Craft Holding Company has been selected as the recipient of the thirty-second annual Darlene Briggs Marine Industry Woman of the Year Award. The award was presented to Pilkington by the 2017 award recipient, Wanda Kenton Smith, on Sunday evening, Dec. 9, during the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Opening Night Awards Celebration at the Rosen ...

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MRAA to host second annual awards celebration

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The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced that it will host the second annual Opening Night Awards Celebration at the upcoming Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. The MRAA Awards Celebration will shine a spotlight on marine industry workforce efforts, showcasing a series of awards and scholarships to be presented by both the MRAA and the MRAA Educational Foundation. Other ...

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MMTA named technical scholarship recipient

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) has been selected as a recipient of a 2017 Marine Trade Association Technical Scholarship, announced the MRAA Educational Foundation yesterday. The scholarship was presented to Randall Lyons, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association, on Sunday evening, Dec. 10, during the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Opening Night Awards Celebration at the ...

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MRAA Educational Foundation torch passed after president retirement

The MRAA Educational Foundation honored the retiring president of its Board of Directors, Ed Lofgren of 3A Marine Services, and introduced his replacement, Jeff Siems of Blue Springs Marine, on Sunday evening, Dec. 10, during the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Opening Night Awards Celebration at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Lofgren’s retirement from the position of ...

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Martin Boyer named 2017 Duane Spader Scholarship recipient

Martin Boyer, President of Austin Boats & Motors, Austin, Texas, has been selected as the recipient of the fifth annual Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship, announced the MRAA Educational Foundation yesterday. This year’s scholarship recipient was unveiled on Sunday evening, Dec. 10, during the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Opening Night Awards Celebration at the Rosen Centre Hotel in ...

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Kayla Horrocks named 2017 Marine Industry College Scholarship recipient

Kayla Horrocks, office assistant of Idaho Water Sports in Burley, Idaho, and full-time student at Boise State University, has been selected as the recipient of the second annual MRAA Marine Industry College Scholarship, announced the MRAA Educational Foundation yesterday. The scholarship was presented to Horrocks on Sunday evening, Dec. 10, during the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Opening Night ...

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MRAA Awards will feature comedian James Cunningham as emcee

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and the MRAA Educational Foundation has announced comedian James Cunningham will serve as emcee for the MRAA’s 2017 Opening Night Awards Celebration Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla. Cunningham, who has hosted and performed at numerous events for clients including Pepsi, Frito-Lay, McDonald’s, Walmart, and more, ...

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MRAA announces MCDE awards celebration plans

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas will host an Opening Night Awards Celebration at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. The MRAA Awards Celebration will shine a spotlight on marine industry workforce efforts, showcasing a series of awards and scholarships to be presented by both the MRAA and the MRAA Educational Foundation. Other recognitions will include Marine Industry Certified Dealerships, ...

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EHOVE Adult Career Center selects technical scholarship recipient

At the 2016 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo this past December, Erie, Huron and Ottawa Vocational Education (EHOVE) Adult Career Center was one of four schools that were awarded a $3,000 Technical Scholarship from the MRAA Educational Foundation. EHOVE recently announced that they have selected Jarrod Turnbull as the recipient of those scholarship funds. Jarrod currently works for South Shore ...

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MRAA Foundation Challenge enters final stretch

Colleagues and companies from throughout the retail marine industry have responded in a big way to a special fundraising challenge issued this summer by Dave Briggs, owner of Wayzata Marine. Briggs, who will be running the Chicago Marathon this Sunday, Oct. 9, has dedicated his training efforts to supporting the MRAA Educational Foundation and says he has been overwhelmed by ...

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