Posted on: July 12, 2007

SELMA — Ron Snell, Founder and Owner of Empire Refractory Specialists of Hueytown, Alabama, announced the establishment of the Empire Refractory Masonry Scholarship at Wallace Community College Selma. According to Mr. Snell, The Empire Refractory Masonry Scholarship will be awarded annually to a student enrolled in the WCCS Masonry program who intends to pursue a career in the masonry field. The scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $4000.00 to a student selected by Wallace Community College Selma and will cover the full amount of the student's tuition and entry fees for the masonry program.

Empire Refractory Specialists, located in Hueytown, AL, has been providing refractory contracting services and refractory materials sales to major industrial companies throughout the south-central region of the United States for the past 18 years. Empire Refractory supports its customers with a highly trained work force and state of the art industrial equipment and construction systems. A key initiative for Empire is a commitment to the professional development of its workforce. This initiative includes a three year apprentice program that provides young employees with a career pathway to develop their refractory knowledge and skills while on the job with Empire

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George Corley Wallace State Community College (Wallace Community College Selma) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science Degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Wallace Community College Selma.

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