2019 Scholarship Golf Classic Event

Event Returns with a new Partner to Raise Funds for Local Students

Teaming up with Beacons of Influence, a recently formed 501(c)(3) corporation, Doherty is renewing its focus on assisting local students with their technical education degrees.

Doherty | The Employment Experts and Beacons of Influence hosted the 2019 Doherty Scholarship Golf Classic on July 15th at the Owatonna Country Club. The event’s goal was to raise scholarship funds for students entering a community college or technical program and planning a career in a variety of industrial and technical fields. Assisting students with their education allows them to contribute their talents within our local community and close the skills gap for area employment opportunities in various technical fields. This year’s event raised a total of $20,000.

The event included an 18-hole tournament in a four-person scramble format. Approximately 60 golfers enjoyed a beautiful day on the Owatonna Country Club Golf Course. A social hour, dinner with scholarship awards program, and prize announcements followed the tournament. During the program, the following students received their Doherty Technical Scholarship awards of $5,000 per year for 2 consecutive years of technical education:

  • Austin Irlbeck | Red Rock Central High School - Lamberton, MN, attending Minnesota West Community & Technical College - Jackson, MN

Photo Caption | Austin Irlbeck (centered with his mother, Karen Irlbeck and his grandfather, Stuart Juhnke) is presented with his Doherty Technical Scholarship award check by (left to right) Gauher (Mo) Mohammad (Vice President at Doherty), Billy Doherty (General Counsel), Juliana Johnson (Area Recruiting and RPO Implementation and Compliance Manager at Doherty) and Mickey Doherty (Director of Business Development).

  • Reid Hansen | Canby High School - Canby, MN, attending Lake Area Technical Institute - Watertown, SD

Photo Caption | Reid Hansen (centered with his mother, Beth Hansen and his father, Rich Hansen) is presented with his Doherty Technical Scholarship award check by (left to right) Gauher (Mo) Mohammad (Vice President at Doherty), Billy Doherty (General Counsel), Juliana Johnson (Area Recruiting and RPO Implementation and Compliance Manager at Doherty) and Mickey Doherty (Director of Business Development).

“We are so excited to reignite this initiative with our new non-profit partner, Beacons of Influence,” said Billy Doherty of Doherty | The Employment Experts. “Providing assistance toward educational opportunities for local students who want careers in technical and industrial fields is a legacy our company wants to continue building.”

In addition, the following students received their Ghulam Mohammed Scholarships, $1,000 for 1 year of technical education. Funds for these scholarships were raised during a separate golf event, hosted by the Beacons of Influence on July 8th at the Owatonna Country Club.

  • Allen Schweiss | Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop High School - Fairfax, MN, attending Ridgewater College - Willmar, MN
  • Reeve Huiras | Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop High School - Fairfax, MN, attending Ridgewater College - Willmar, MN
  • Samantha Van Horn | Renville County West High School - Renville, MN, attending Alexandria Technical Community College - Alexandria, MN
  • Sam Novak | New Prague High School - New Prague, MN, attending Dunwoody College of Technology - Minneapolis, MN
  • Tyler Jacobson | New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva High School - New Richland, MN, attending South Central College - Mankato, MN
  • Zachary Barrett | Owatonna High School - Owatonna, MN, attending South Dakota State University - Brookings, SD

Photo Caption | Approximately 60 golfers enjoyed the 18-hole tournament on Monday, July 15, 2019 during a beautiful day on the Owatonna Country Club Golf Course.

Along with our golf event participants, we would like to thank our generous event sponsors. Without their support, this event would not have been possible. The 2019 Doherty Scholarship Golf Classic sponsors included: Viracon, Sandler Training, AGCO, Benefits in a Card, AmesburyTruth, Ardent Mills, Expeditors International, Seneca Foods, Avionte, Modern Metals, Rise Modular, BTD Manufacturing, Edwards Manufacturing, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Bosch, Rapid! Pay Card, Akken Cloud, Nideco Kato Engineering, Berry Pallets Inc., Cybex, Ventura Foods, Hometown Credit Union, Daikin Applied, Winnebago Industries, Hennepin Technical College, Albert Lea Workforce Development Inc., MiTek, the Mohammad family, Joel Hulke, Jason Hunt and Doherty’s sales team members.

Over the lifetime of the Doherty Scholarship Golf Classic (eight years), more than $180,000 has been raised with net proceeds of $120,000 used to award scholarships, in which a large majority of funds are still available. Planning for next year’s event is already underway; the date will be July 20, 2020 at the Owatonna Country Club once again. Businesses or individuals who would like to learn more about how to become involved with next year’s event should visit www.doherty.com/golfevent. Students who would like to be considered for scholarship opportunities can find qualifying criteria and application details online at www.doherty.com/scholarship.


About Doherty | The Employment Experts

Headquartered in Minneapolis for nearly 40 years, Doherty offers customized workforce solutions to companies doing business in the Midwest. Doherty is the largest Minnesota-based staffing firm, a Star Tribune Top Workplace since 2014, and a proud recipient of the Minnesota Business Ethics Award. Visit www.Doherty.com for more information.

About Beacons of Influence (BOI)

The purpose of BOI is to address the gap in technical education by promoting it as a viable post-secondary opportunity and providing scholarships to qualified students choosing a technical education. This 501(c)(3) corporation is organized exclusively to promote and support educational opportunities for students of technical institutions by providing scholarships and other educational support. Learn more at www.BeaconsofInfluence.org.

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