Pictured from left to right: Emily Kendrick, E. Raymond Crim, Jessica Mirocha and Joe Thomas.
ATLANTA, Ga. – Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators recently awarded Jessica Mirocha with the inaugural E. Raymond Crim, III Scholarship. This $5,000 scholarship was created earlier this year to honor Crim’s 44-year career in the pest control industry and his service in the military.
The award will be given annually with preference given to applicants with military service or to individuals whose families serve in the pest control industry. Mirocha attended an executive meeting in July where she was presented with the scholarship money.
Mirocha is a student at Kennesaw State University where she is pursuing a degree in nursing. This summer she is working as a certified nursing assistant at a local assisted living center in the memory care facility. Mirocha had several offers to play fast-pitch softball in college, but decided that focusing on a nursing degree would be her priority.
“I am truly honored for Arrow Exterminators to establish this scholarship program on my behalf,” said E. Raymond Crim, senior executive vice president emeritus – ex officio member. “It is a display of their commitment to giving back to our community and supporting the academic and career goals of our industry’s next generation.”
“We are so very proud of Ray and his industry contributions and military accomplishments so for us creating this scholarship program in his honor seemed like the perfect fit,” said Emily Thomas Kendrick, president and chief executive officer. “We received many great essays from the applicants and it was a great honor for us to award the scholarship to Jessica.”