September 22, 2023

Two CSU Knights Win NSC Scholarship

For decades, Columbia Southern University has been known as a leader in occupational safety and health education. We are always honored to have a presence at several safety conferences across the country, including the National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo. Attending these conferences is a fun way for CSU representatives to not only reach potential students but also meet current and past Knights, hearing the stories of how CSU has made positive impacts in their careers.

This past September at the NSC Congress & Expo in Indianapolis, two CSU students were honored as among the five recipients of the 2017 NSC scholarship, the first scholarship of its kind. Mitch Huston of Monticello, Minnesota and Keith Kureska of Katy, Texas were two of the five nationally chosen recipients of the 2017 NSC scholarship. Each year, scholarship recipients are chosen among a pool of thousands of eligible students and receive an all-expense paid trip to the conference.  The winners were recognized at the motivational keynote address.

Mitch Huston said, “I was pretty surprised when I found out that I had won the scholarship. The opportunity to attend the NSC Congress and Expo was something I never expected, and to represent CSU was a great honor. This was one of the best opportunities I have had in my professional life and I encourage everyone in the Occupational Safety and Health program to apply. You won’t regret it!”

More than 14,000 companies belong to the NSC, employing more than 8 million people. The Congress & Expo is a chance for members to network, learn of new products and industry changes, and explore future endeavors in their industry.

This scholarship is eligible for full-time occupational safety and health students who are student members of the NSC.

CSU is proud to be a leader in the occupational safety and health industry and especially proud of students like Mitch Huston and Keith Kureska who are making a difference in their careers and education. Students like these set their goals high and do everything necessary to achieve them. They are true Knights.