Integrated Weather Impacts Team Review 2017

Integrated Weather Impacts Team Review 2017

Millersville Student Wins IAEM Scholarship

(Pictured above, Chris Soelle is second from the right)
Sepi Yalda        November 1, 2016

Chris Soelle, a second year Master of Science in emergency management (MSEM) student was recently announced as a recipient of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Graduate Student Scholarship. Soelle was awarded $1,500 and was recognized at the 64th Annual IAEM Conference in Savannah, Georgia. The application consisted of two essays, resume, and letters of reference. 


“It was an honor to receive this scholarship from IAEM,” said Soelle. “I’m really thankful to those individuals that wrote letters of reference on my behalf. Not only did those individuals provide kind words but they also have provided me with amazing opportunities in the past.”


The mission of the IAEM scholarship program is to assist the profession by identifying and developing students with the intellect and technical skills that can advance and enhance emergency management. Each year the Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students. Applications are usually due in May. The number of awards varies every year. To learn more about the IAEM scholarship click HERE


Soelle was exposed to emergency management during his undergraduate studies in atmospheric science at the University of Missouri. He continued to explore emergency management in 2014 with an internship with the National Weather Service – Chicago where he worked on developing a WeatherReady school program. In 2015 Soelle completed a Pathways internship with FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama. These two internship experiences solidified his desire to pursue a career in emergency management and help the public and organizations prepare for hazards.