Andrew Mazza Memorial Foundation Establishes Diesel Truck Technology Scholarship

(L-R) Michael Novak, Chief Administrative Officer; Katie Leonard, Executive Vice President; Dawn Ziegler, Andrew Mazza Memorial Foundation; Tracey Pratt, Manager of Development; and Phil Mazza, Andrew Mazza Memorial Foundation.

Johnson College is proud to announce the establishment of the Andrew Mazza Memorial Scholarship. Funded by the Andrew Mazza Memorial Foundation, the scholarship will provide $1,000 each to two Johnson College students in the 2017-2018 academic year. The scholarship supports first or second year students studying Diesel Truck Technology.

Phil Mazza contacted Johnson College in the spring of 2017 to discuss a partnership in honor of his late son, Andrew. Andrew passed away as the result of an automobile accident in 2016 and his father wanted to be sure his son’s legacy carried on in the community. Andrew was not only a truck enthusiast, but also a person who lived his life helping others. The Andrew Mazza Memorial Scholarship aims to serve local students as they pursue a career in the diesel industry.

Additionally, an agreement has been made to host a truck show on the Johnson College campus in support of the scholarship. The truck show is planned for the spring of 2018 and will welcome the entire community to Johnson College’s campus to celebrate the legacy of Andrew Mazza and support students of the future.

The recipients of this year’s Andrew Mazza Memorial Scholarship are students Joshua Dippel, a freshman from Scott Township and Jesse Korty, a sophomore from Forest City.


Staff & Faculty Complete Green Zone Training

On July 12, Johnson College’s Veteran Task Force offered a Green Zone Training for faculty and staff so they could become more familiar with military life. The training highlighted experiences of student veterans, service members, and their families in higher education. The faculty and staff in attendance volunteered to become an empathetic ear and a guide for resources for student veterans, service members, and their family members on campus. Green Zone Training is a 2-hour session that consists of an informational presentation as well as a discussion and Q&A with current student veterans and their family members.

Johnson College currently serves numerous veteran students and continues to become more military friendly. The College is a certified Yellow Ribbon School and offers the Post 9/11 GI Bill® to those who qualify. For more information on veteran services or benefits, please visit