BearCom Scholars 2018

We are pleased to announce that through the generosity of Jerry Denham, Executive Chairman and Brent Bisnar, Executive Vice President & Co-Founder this rewarding program has been extended through the year 2023!

This scholastic program recognizes deserving employees’ children who demonstrate scholastic ability, character, diversity and plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. This program was conceived by Jerry and Brent as a way to give back to those BearCom employees and their families who have shown a tenured commitment of three years or more to BearCom’s success. Thank you Jerry and Brent!

With this in mind, we are pleased to announce the BearCom Scholars program winners for the academic year of 2018-2019. Once again, this year’s program is generously recognizing seven accomplished honorees!

The 2018 BearCom Scholars winners are:

Michael Cohen, grandson of Stefania Cohen who works for BearCom as an Account Executive at the NY/NJ location, will be a junior studying Business and Information Systems at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Michael plans to work part time, and enjoys volunteering at church and library events as well as playing tennis in his free time. In the future, Michael hopes to work in Information Technology or Information Systems, and eventually wants to earn his Master’s degree.
Kaitlin Johnson, daughter of Troy Johnson who works for BearCom as a National Account Manager in Chicago, studies Special Education at Northern Illinois University. Kaitlin is a member of Alpha Phi at NIU and is president of the NIU Women’s Soccer Club. Additionally, she works with the Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association as a one-on-one aid for people with disabilities. Passionate about working with people with disabilities, Kaitlin hopes to one day teach Special Education ASL.
Arleigh Kritsky, daughter of Arn Kritsky who works for BearCom as a General Manager in Chantilly, studies International Relations with a focus on International Development and Latin America at American University in the School of International Service. A member of Alpha Chi Omega, Arleigh has assisted in raising awareness for domestic violence. This summer Arleigh has been working in child care in Washington D.C. and in her hometown, Vienna.
Kullen Kritsky, son of Arn Kritsky who is a General Manager for BearCom in Chantilly, will be a junior studying Business Information Technology and Finance at Virginia Tech. In his free time, Kullen is an avid weightlifter and plans to try out for the club baseball team. This summer he has been working as a 3D Floor Plan Scan Technician for HomeVisit, and has thoroughly enjoyed interacting with all of the homeowners, agents, and four-legged friends who stop by.
Skylar Miller-Torok, daughter of Ian Torok who works as Director of Technical Services at BearCom in Dallas, is currently studying at Collin College where she made the Dean’s List and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. In the future, Skylar will be applying and transferring to the University of Texas at Austin, Texas Women’s University, or the University of Texas at Dallas. There she will be working towards a Master’s degree in Psychology in hopes of becoming a licensed addiction therapist.
Darius Mortazavi, son of Nader and Suzzie Mortazavi who both work at BearCom Dallas, studies Chemical Engineering and Material Science at Texas A&M University. On top of his studies, Darius is involved in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and has held positions such as Freshmen Representative, Mentorship Chair, and Technology Chair. He will be spending the fall on co-op with Lyondell-Basell, and in the future wants to pursue either an MBA or a Master of Science in Engineering.
Brooke O’Donnell, daughter of Glenn O’Donnell who works at BearCom Dallas as a Support Service Representative, will be studying Pre-Dental Biology at Texas A&M University – Commerce. Brooke was an avid participant in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Spelling UIL competitions, and was a part of her school’s Health Science Practicum and Clinical Rotations program. When she was not busy with band or E-Sports club, Brooke tutored younger students in Biology and volunteered at an adoption shelter.