Scholarships Awarded for 2013

May 29, 2013

This year a total of 27 students in the NC Community College system applied for a SBRE Scholarship. After major deliberation, scholarships were awarded for the 2013 school year to the following students: Eli C. Billings, Surry Community College; Christopher D. Cobb, Pitt Community College; Vincent S. Cornish, Wake Technical Community College; William Melton III, Roanoke Chowan Community College; Aaron B. Natoli, Fayetteville Technical Community College; Randall D. Tilley, Surry Community College; and Cody J. Tyndall, Pitt Community College. Congratulations to all those awarded a scholarship!

Scolarship Recipient Board member Clarence Smith congratulates William Melton III on his scholarship award.

SBRE scholarships are available to persons enrolled in or interested in enrolling in an Associate in Applied Science Degree Program of study in HVAC/R, or those interested in enrolling in or enrolled in an Associate in Applied Degree Program of study in commercial refrigeration.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to qualify for a scholarship:

1. Be a resident of NC;
2. Be enrolled (or intend to enroll) in an Associate in Applied Science Degree of Study in Commercial Refrigeration or HVAC/R Technology;
3. Maintain a grade point average at or above the level required for graduation;
4. Continue for the duration of the scholarship at the college where he or she was enrolled at the time of the scholarship award.

Two or more scholarships are awarded annually depending on available funds. Scholarship applications are due in the Board office by April 15 of each year. If you would like to apply for the SBRE Scholarship, complete and mail in your Scholarship Application.

Refrigeration Up-date 2013

May 29, 2013

The board would like to give a big thanks to all who attended Refrigeration Up-Date 2013 last month in Wilmington!

We would also like to thank the speakers who did an outstanding job informing our contractors on the ice machine industry and the use of glide refrigerants:

      - Bill Litchy, Tech Service Manager, Scotsman Ice Machines
      - Paul Sullivan, Tech Services, Honeywell Genetron Refrigerants

And we can never thank our exhibitors enough. These companies make it possible to offer the show and seminars at no cost to the attendee:


ACR Supply Co.
Ammonia Refrigeration Program, Sampson Community College
Baker Distributing
Bally Refrigerated Boxes
Bitzer, USA
Cannon Marketing, Inc.
C. C. Dickson Co.
Dynatemp International
Empire Marketing Group
Engineering Equipment Sales
E. V. Dunbar Company
Frank Door Co.
Heatcraft Refrigeration Products LLC
Hill Phoenix
Johnson Controls
Johnstone Supply
Linzmaier and Associates, Inc.
Machine & Welding Supply
McCall's Inc., Southeast
MidSouth Marketing
Rectorseal Corporation
Spectronics Corporation
Parker Hannifan - Sporlan
Steve Lee and Associates
The Flora Group
Triad One
Tuttle Co.
United Components
United Refrigeration

Continuing Education Rules Delayed

October 27th, 2011

Pursuant to Governor Beverly Purdue's Executive Order No. 70 which states, in part, "Rules shall not impose undue burdens upon those persons or entities who must comply with those rules", and in view of the current economic climate, the Board members at their last meeting voted to disapprove the proposed continuing education rules.

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