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Bunting Awards 12 Scholarships

September 16, 2009
Bunting Magnetics Co. has announced the 2009-2010 recipients of the Walter F. Bunting and June A. Bunting Memorial Scholarships. This year 12 scholarships in the amount of $400 apiece were awarded to employees’ college-age children for either university or vocational training.

“This is something that is very close to my heart,” stated Robert J. Bunting, Sr., president of Bunting. “My parents, for whom these scholarships are named, lived and breathed for this company. They were very close to their employees and valued their hard work and dedication. So, to give some financial support in furthering the education of our employee’s children, that is very important to us.”

The 2009-2010 Walter F. Bunting Scholarship winners are:

Travis J. Buller, Friends University (Wichita, KS)
Cody R. Flashman, Ivy Tech Community College (Bloomington, IN)
Derek S. Moore, Missouri State University (Springfield, MO)
Benjamin R. Van Horn, Hutchinson Community College (Hutchinson, KS)
Dustin P. Rowe, University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)

The 2009-2010 June A. Bunting Scholarship winners are:

Sarah E. Hall, Kansas City Kansas Community College (Kansas City, KS)
Ariel M. Robinson, Heritage College (Wichita, KS)
Adelynn R. Pryor, Butler Community College (El Dorado, KS)
Brianne C. Moreland, Hutchinson Community College (Hutchinson, KS)
Kelly R. Sanderson, Barton County Community College (Great Bend, KS)
Kylie G. Taiclet, University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
Sarah E. Bullen, Elmhurst College (Elmhurst, IL)

Since 2000, Bunting has awarded 69 scholarships totaling over $29,000. Bunting’s original location, on Chicago’s north side, was a 500-sq-ft office on Fullerton Ave. The company started as a stocking distributor for cast Alnico magnets and small ceramic magnet assemblies designed for industrial use. Fifty years later, Bunting has established itself as an industry-leading manufacturer in several product lines. Now headquartered in Newton, KS, the company has expanded to seven major locations including: a Flexible Die Div. in Newton, KS; a Magnet Materials Div. in Elk Grove Village, IL; the Magnet Applications Ltd (MAL) manufacturing operation in Berkhamsted, England; the Magnet Application Inc. facility in Dubois, PA; a purchasing office for Bunting China located in Ningbo, China; and an official licensee in Boronia Victoria, Australia, Alpha Magnetics Pty Ltd.

For more information, visit www.buntingmagnetics.com.