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Kelsey T. Shevlin of Columbus, OH, has won the 2017 Lincoln C. Bailey Memorial Scholarship presented by the ISEA.

Ms. Shevlin is currently a junior at North Carolina State University, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics with a minor in Accounting and Italian. She has a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA and has earned several academic distinctions, including being named a Caldwell Fellow, Valedictorian of the College of Sciences, Valedictorian of Statistics B.S., and recipient of the Provost’s Academic Award and the College of Management Dean’s Merit Award.

She is the daughter of Thomas Shevlin, who is a Regional Sales Manager with ISEA member company FallTech. Headquartered in Compton, CA, FallTech is a leading manufacturer of fall protection products built for all industries where workers are exposed to falls from elevation.

In addition to her academic achievements, Ms. Shevlin is an active member of the Statistics club and the Italian club, is the founder of the Actuarial club, participates in an on‐campus compost program, and the Scholars and Honors collaboration initiative. She also volunteers with the Special Olympics and serves as a peer career coach in her college.

Ms. Shevlin also enjoys running, collecting quotes, traveling, photography and boxing, and tutors 8th-grade students in math over the summer.

“The scholarship will provide the opportunity for me to attend professional conferences to further increase my experiences and perspective within my field of study, and I’m very thankful to be the 2017 recipient,” said Ms. Shevlin.

An independent consultant affiliated with George Washington University in Washington D.C. selected Ms. Shevlin from among 13 applicants based on academic performance and other factors.

The Bailey scholarship provides $2,500 each year to a deserving full-time student who is entering his or her junior year or senior year at an accredited college or university in the United States. ISEA established the scholarship in 1998 following the death of a safety equipment industry leader who expressed strong interest in education throughout his lengthy career.