Thursday, September 10, 2015

Arrow Exterminators, Parent Company of Stark Exterminators, Announces 2015 Scholarship Contest Winners

Arrow Awards $6,000 in Scholarship Money To Six Students

Arrow Exterminators, parent company of Stark Exterminators, and the second largest privately held pest control company in the United States, announces the six winners of its external and internal scholarship programs. The external program was open to graduating high school seniors and enrolled college students.  The contest required students to submit an essay on the topic of, “If you could be any type of bug, what you would be and why?”  The internal scholarship program was open to active Arrow team members and their dependents and the essay topic focused on “What is the one thing that has surprised you most about the Pest Control Industry?” Three winners were selected from each program based on creativity and originality.

The following three students are the winners of the external program and will each receive a $1,000 scholarship:

Richard Chen is in his first year at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and he is planning to major in Electrical Engineering. Over the next few years, he plans to pursue a Masters in Music Technology and hopes to eventually start his own company designing and manufacturing audio and recording equipment. In his free time, Richard enjoys reading, swimming, and playing the guitar and looks forward to becoming more involved with the Undergraduate Research and Study Abroad department at his school.

Heidi Zuelke is a junior at Southeastern Louisiana University where she has declared a major in Business Management. She is involved in numerous honors societies within her major and focuses on studying and maintaining great grades. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and relaxing.

Hannah Bartz is currently a junior at Palm Beach Atlantic University where she is studying Athletic Training to eventually obtain a degree.  Her ultimate goal is to pursue a career as an Athletic Trainer for a college or professional sports team. She then aspires to attend Graduate School for Physical Therapy. Hannah would also love to travel the world during her down time.

In addition, the following students are the winners of the internal program and will also receive a $1,000 scholarship:

Jordan Moskwiak is the daughter of Mark Moskwiak, Arrow Exterminators’ Maryville, TN service center manager. Jordan is a freshman at Berry College in Rome, Georgia where she is in the Honors College and is planning to major in Political Science. Jordan is looking to become active in the Libertarians’ club, the Politics and Law Society, and Student Government.

Dave Thomas is currently an Arrow Exterminators team member where he has thoroughly enjoyed his time at the company thus far.  Dave and his wife, Ashley, recently moved to Wake Forest and have a one year old daughter, Abigail. Dave attends Southeastern Baptist Seminary where he is studying and working towards achieving his Master of Divinity degree.

Jacob Pate is the son of Jody Pate, Regional Vice President of Operations for Arrow Exterminators. Jacob is a freshman at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia where he is studying biology. He is on the pre-medical track as he one-day aspires to attend medical school. Jacob is very excited about his first year at Mercer and eventually plans to pursue a career as either an orthopedic surgeon or a heart surgeon.

Arrow Exterminators created the scholarship programs for eligible college students and Arrow team members to encourage personal and professional growth. The money awarded is specifically designed to assist students with their higher education expenses and facilitate their path to pursuing a career.

Stark Exterminators protects businesses and homes from infestations with the STEPS® Total Protection System™, an industry-leading process that utilizes Integrated Pest Management. STEPS includes a full inspection of the home and property to pinpoint pest control issues; identification of not only the pest, but the true cause of the problem; and treatment in the most environmentally responsible way to alleviate current issues and to help prevent future recurrences.