Scholarship Awarded for 2017
Jacob Faber, a junior from University of British Columbia, is pursuing a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and design. Faber grew up learning about the latest innovations in AV technology from his father who works in AV sales. He is gaining on-the-job experience with Asnet Technologies in New Zealand where he is shadowing and assisting technicians with AV installations, the design process and project management.
Michael Vergauwen's Legacy
The memorial fund honors Michael Vergauwen's career achievements in the AV communications industry and his participation in and leadership of the association. Vergauwen's dedication to the industry and to its members serves as a role model for all AVIXA members.
Michael Vergauwen was the COO of AVI Systems and a long-time board member of AVIXA.
Michael took pride in awarding $200,000 in scholarships to deserving recipients. He strongly believed that growth in the AV industry comes from providing opportunities and support to those wanting to enter the industry and those seeking to develop their careers.
His talent — and his kindness — strengthened the AV community. After his death in 2009, AVIXA created this scholarship to carry on his beliefs of strengthening and growing the AV industry through education.
"Michael Vergauwen was a valued member of the Board of Directors and was a tireless advocate for the audiovisual industry. He offered wise counsel and was a good friend to so many of us in the association's family. He will be missed greatly." — Jay Rogina, CTS, CEO Spinitar
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