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Quarry Academy seminar scholarship winner announced

Evan McCorkle (centre) receiving his scholarship from Raphael Carmona (left) and Greg Tranor (right)
Evan McCorkle (centre) receiving his scholarship from Raphael Carmona (left) and Greg Tranor (right)

University student Evan McCorkle announced as winner of 2023 Quarry Academy scholarship

EVAN McCorkle, a mining engineering student from the Missouri University of Science & Technology, has won the 2023 Quarry Academy scholarship. Organized by Sandvik and Dyno Nobel, the Quarry Academy seminar is designed for those who serve in the aggregates industry and focuses on teaching participants how to produce aggregate products efficiently.

Greg Tranor, senior vice-president of strategic marketing and bulk product management at Dyno Nobel, said: ‘We are proud to present the scholarship to a truly exceptional student, Evan McCorkle. This scholarship symbolizes our commitment to fostering education and innovation in the mining industry. We proudly support the next generation of professionals who will drive our industry forward with their fresh perspectives and technical expertise.’


Scholarship winner Evan McCorkle responded: ‘I would like to thank the Quarry Academy for granting me the honour of being the 2023 scholarship recipient. I am truly grateful for the opportunities that this scholarship will provide me. I look forward to fostering new relationships within the mining and explosives industry and cannot wait to see what the future holds.’

Raphael Carmona, vice-president of North America at Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions, said: ‘We are proud to support students such as Evan. Our industry needs talent like his to keep building the foundations of this country in even more sustainable ways. Attending the Quarry Academy seminar is a great way to learn more about the industry while building the bridge from education to the work world.’

The 17th Quarry Academy seminar took place from 14–16 November 2023 in San Antonio, Texas.


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