Midwest HVAC News
MIACCA scholarship assists
William Hunsaker in his career as a HVAC Technical.
State Senior, William Hunsaker was awarded a scholarship from
Michigan Air Conditioning Contractors Association (MIACCA).
William is a 27-year-old, Clarkston, MI resident who left his
friends and family to pursue an education in the heating
ventilation, air condition and refrigeration industry at Ferris
“I came to the campus not knowing anyone there, including my three
roommates, said Hunsaker. Some college living arrangements are tight
quarters. However, Williams living situation was less than ideal.
Hunsaker spent very few hours at his apartment. Instead he utilized
the outlets provided on campus, taking up most of his time during
Through these outlets and many experiences at Ferris State
University, Hunsaker found his career calling. He was interested in
knowing the process of how buildings can heat, cool, and ventilate.
Ferris State had a program tailor made for his interest
William believes the HVACR industry is promising and should have
better marketing attracting people with right kind of desire and
skills to the mechanical trades. More marketing will hopefully lead
to more support for other career seekers who may be interested in
this field but unaware that it’s even available…
“Before I decided on HVACR as a career path, I had never seen any
career information broadcasted about the industry.” Hunsaker said.
“If there was more information provided towards picking a career
path in the HVACR industry, I believe there would be more students
in this field.”
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William is majoring
in HVACR Engineering and Energy Management. Prior to taking
classes for for his major he started doing some troubleshooting
as a building maintenance technician, because he was interested
in how the building worked.
However, Hunsaker did not become a HVACR major until he was
contacted by Jill Trinklein, Ferris State Public Relation,
Marketing and Distance Learning Officer for HVACR, about their
Bachelor’s Program and the idea of designing systems, while
being involved with the construction and replacements in HVACR.
Like most graduating seniors, William is quickly approaching the
time to decide on career opportunities. Although unsure of a
specific company, he knows and is excited to be a part of the
“I am still trying to figure out what career path I want to go
in with HVACR, I’m currently interning at Trane Inc. as a Sales
Engineer which is providing me with an eye opening view to all
the facets of the industry,” said Hunsaker.
Hunsaker applied for the MIACCA scholarship in hopes of
receiving financial help towards his studies, while finishing
his last year at FSU.
“This scholarship will help me out tremendously. I am on campus
full-time which limits the time I have to work. So, any kind of
financial assistance I receive means less in loans I have to pay
back,” said Hunsaker.
Hunsaker is expected to graduate in the spring of 2017 and
grateful to be able to finish his last semesters without any
“I feel grateful and blessed, to have been selected for this
scholarship... I have never received anything like this in my
life.” Hunsaker continued, “I am honored to have stood out from
all the other applicants and become the one who was selected
this year,” said William Hunsaker, Ferris State Senior and 2016
MIACCA scholarship recipient.
MIACCA has been supporting students at Ferris State’s HVACR
Program for over 12 years with stipends to attend the ACCA
National Conference and yearly scholarship awards.