Recognition Programs

VPPPA Recognition Programs

VPPPA features a number of programs to recognize the extraordinary efforts of member sites and individuals who go above and beyond in their efforts to improve safety and health for the American workforce.

The VPPPA Annual Awards recognize association member sites and individuals that have made outstanding contributions to the mission of VPPPA during the previous year.

The VPPPA Safety & Health Achievement Program recognizes the outstanding contributions of hourly workers at VPPPA member sites who are not safety and health professionals and do not spend more than 25% of their time on safety and health related activities.

The VPPPA Scholarship Program supports students who have demonstrated leadership and commitment to safety and health in their schools and communities.

To support VPPPA's Scholarships and future leaders in safety and health, please find out more about the VPPPA Scholarship Fund.


Congratulation to our 2015 Scholarship Recipients and Award Winners:

Scholarships Recipients

The June Brothers Scholarship
Debra Henze
Ammon, Idaho

The William “Sully” Sullivan Scholarship
Tyler J. Dean
Richland, Washington

The Stephen Brown Scholarship
Garrett Hamby
Kennewick, Washington

Safety & Health Achievement Program

Colleen Schmidt
GE Healthcare – ISS
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Kevin M. Schoonover
Mission Support Alliance, LLC
Richland, Washington

Michael Kinder
Newport News Shipbuilding
Newport News, Virginia

Robert Hill
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
Aiken, South Carolina

Sharon Kidd
Savannah River Remediation LLC
Aiken, South Carolina

Annual Awards

VPP Outreach Award
Tropicana Products, Inc.
Jersey City, New Jersey

VPP Innovation Award
Washington River Protection Solutions
Richland, Washington

Raytheon - Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) Indianapolis Site
Indianapolis, Indiana

Safety & Health Outreach Award
CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company
Richland, Washington

Marathon Petroleum Company LP
Robinson, Illinois