J. Brad Oakley Scholarship
J. Brad Oakley was a member of VAGP from 2000 until his untimely death in 2002. He worked as a buyer alongside his mentor, Carline Deal, CPPB C.P.M. VCO, at Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, VA. Brad's enthusiasm for the purchasing profession and never-ending good humor was contagious. He attended all types of VAGP educational offerings and NIGP Annual Forums. Brad was passionate about the career he chose and eager to learn everything he could about public purchasing. The 2002 Board of Directors thought that a fitting tribute to this young man was to keep his memory alive by naming this buyer-level scholarship after him.
The J. Brad Oakley Scholarship is offered to a VAGP member who has served in a buying or materials management related position. A letter of application may be submitted by or on behalf of any VAGP member. Current Board members may not be considered for this scholarship during their terms of office.
||Amanda Echterling, VCO, VCA and Michelle Glass, VCO
||Gayle Thomas Bradley, VCA
||Melissa Bailey, VCO
||Rebecca Slayton, VCO
||Linda Arrington, VCO