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Congratulations to the 2022 Lorraine Pack Memorial Scholarship Winner

The National Safety Council is proud to recognize Karena O'Bryan as our 2022 Lorraine Pack Memorial Scholarship recipient.

The Lorraine Pack Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a young woman pursuing a career in environmental health and safety or related field. Winners receive a $2,000 tuition award and the opportunity to attend at no cost either NSC Congress & Expo, the world’s largest annual gathering of safety professionals, or the Future of EHS Conference, hosted by the Campbell Institute, where thought leaders from around the globe gather for an open exchange of forward-looking ideas and best practices.

Laura Fiffick of Wilbur-Ellis and Brittany Westphal founded the scholarship in memory of their colleague, Lorraine Pack, who inspired those around her to care for each other’s safety and protect the environment. Pack regularly participated in Campbell Institute events and embraced the Institute’s focus on solving global EHS challenges through innovation and research. She also mentored women of all ages on what it takes to be an EHS professional, including the importance of connecting with operational leaders and inspiring employees to improve stewardship and lead with EHS.

Karena O'Bryan, 2022 Lorraine Pack Memorial Scholarship Winner

Karena O'Bryan: Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky
Major: Occupational Safety and Health Program/Environmental Health and Safety

Karena is a senior at Murray State University with a 4.0 GPA. She is pursuing a double major, studying both occupational and environmental safety. 

In her own words: “I know women are underrepresented but are an important asset in this profession, and I want to be part of the change. This scholarship will assist me in my endeavor to becoming a successful, contributing woman to the safety field and not have to worry about the financial burden of achieving my goal. To reach my goal to graduate with a double major and a minor in just four years, I have taken summer and winter classes, in addition to regular semesters, and have held a 4.0 GPA that I am very proud of. I consider my college education my full-time job that I take as seriously, as I will my future job in the safety and health field.”

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