The Council of Refrigeration Educators (CARE) and HVAC Excellence are pleased to announce the winners of the D. Brian Baker Memorial Scholarship. Congratulations to Jason Hoard of St Georges Technical High School in Middletown, DE and David Brannen of Texas State Technical College in Waco, TX.


D. Brian Baker was a dedicated HVAC/R professional and educator who was passionate about the industry and was a true advocate for continual professional development. Baker attended every conference and training session that he could, knowing that working and teaching in the trade wasn’t just a job, but a passion he shared with all that he met.


To honor his memory, the D. Brian Baker Memorial Scholarship was established to aid new instructors in professional development. Mr. Hoard and Mr. Brannen, recipients of the scholarship, will be attending the 2018 National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference (registration, airfare, hotel included), and will also receive a one-year membership in CARE to honor Mr. Bakers commitment to education.