Joseph F. Salino Memorial Scholarship

On behalf of the Salino Scholarship Committee and the Board of Directors, I’d like to congratulate the following recipients for the 2018 Salino Scholarship.

  • Courtney Kloos of Latrobe, PA – Courtney is attending Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA and is expecting to graduate in 2019. She is working towards a B.S. in English and will receive a 7-12 English Education Teaching Certificate. She has worked for and is sponsored by D-Bug Pest Control. She will receive $1,000.
  • David Bradford Earwood, Jr. of West Chester, PA. – David will be attending Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC this fall with plans to study business administration with an accompanying minor in marketing. David is the grandson of the founder of Modern Exterminating who sponsored him for the award. After completion of his degree, he plans to return to Modern and help run and grow the family business. He will receive $500.00.
  • Hoyt Kirby Stiely – Hoyt is sponsored by Hillcrest Critter and Pest Control. Hoyt currently attends Upper Dauphin Area High School in Elizabethville, PA. He plans to attend Wilkes University where he plans to work towards a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. He will receive $500.00.

Please be on the lookout for information on the 2019 awards in January. The deadline to apply, as always, is March 15.

-- Paul Kutney
Salino Scholarship Committee Chair  


About the Scholarship
Salino Scholarship Awards
Joe Salino  1934-1987 
Joe Salino was a man of many dimensions.  He was talented in music, showmanship and human relations.  In addition, he was a technical expert in his field, an idea generator, mediator, leader, and a person with wit and humor to spare.  Unfortunately, we lost Joe when he was only 53 years old. 
Joe loved people.  To his many friends and acquaintances he was a father figure – always there to lend a sympathetic ear, to be an arbitrator, a true friend and a warm human being.  His heart was as big as his frame.  Joe also loved the pest control industry to which he devoted almost 40 years.  On the national level, he worked with NPCA’s Project Development Council for many years and served a number of terms on the regional Board of Directors, eventually becoming Regional Vice President. 
Joe was also very active in our state association.  He was a past governor of the Eastern Division and a past president of the state association.  He served on numerous committees and very ably represented his employer, J. C. Ehrlich Company and the structural pest control industry at Penn State and Rutgers Short Courses, as well as the annual National Pest Control Convention. 
Joe was the lead force in developing and implementing his company’s termite control training materials and programs -- education that is still ongoing.  Nothing was ever too much for Joe – he was always ready to serve, help or work whenever called upon.  He was asked to be the first representative of the Pennsylvania pest control industry to serve on the newly formed Governor’s Pesticide Advisory Board.  This body was responsible for writing effective, workable regulations pertinent to the Pennsylvania pesticide laws. 
A diverse individual, Joe was active outside of his business.  He was a long time member of the Lion’s Club, eventually serving as its President.  He never missed an opportunity to speak to service clubs and other groups about the benefits of pest control.  He loved to explain the secretive workings of termites and other wood destroying insects.  Joe was appointed Health Officer of the township in which he lived.  He served in this capacity for many years. 
Next to Joe’s love of family and career was his love of music.  He attended the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore for many years.  He was proficient playing the trumpet, flugelhorn and piano and was very involved with the Ringgold Band of Reading, the oldest band in the country.  He also played with the reading Symphony and the Reading Civic Opera. 
This biographical sketch is just that – a sketch, an outline, a brief picture.  Joe Salino was so much more to so many people.  He loved live and lived it to the fullest. 
It would certainly behoove the recipient(s) of the Scholarship to emulate Joe Salino’s values and his service to his fellow man. 

Meetings and Schedule

January 23-25, 2019
Eastern Conference 2019

February 24-26, 2019
Legislative Day 2019


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