Marlborough, CT-June 22, 2012 –The Connecticut Irrigation Contractors Association has announced the recipients of the 2012 Anderson/Hopkins Memorial CICA Scholarship. This year’s recipients are Elizabeth LaMay of Bethany; Nicole Sommavilla Jr. of Valhalla, N.Y.; Gordon Crean of Fairfield; Jamison Buchanan of Stamford; William Centola of Higganum; and Alysia Marie Collandrea of Guilford.
The scholarship was founded in 2008 in memory of two dedicated members of CICA.
Mr. Joseph Hopkins was a member since the CICA’s inception. He was a store branch manager for Atlantic Irrigation Specialties, Inc., and served several years on the Board of Directors in the early going, helping to shape the future of this association. He was also the membership chair for many years, and did an excellent job in recruiting new members and also on retaining existing members. He will be greatly missed.
Mr. Jesse Anderson Jr. was one of the co-founders of the CICA. He was also the founder and president of Anderson Turf Irrigation, Inc., and was the second president of this association from 1990-1991, as well as co-president from 2004-2007. He served on and chaired many committees during his 20 years’ involvement in the CICA. His sense of humor and smile will be remembered by all members fortunate enough to have known Jesse.

The scholarships will be awarded on Sunday, July 29 at the CICA Family Day at Lake Compounce, in Bristol, Conn.
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