Jerry Gorrell Memorial Scholarship Awarded

The Jerry Gorrell Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Jerry Gorrell. These $750 scholarships are awarded by the Northwest Iowa Community College Foundation and is funded by the Gorrell family. The recipients, chosen because of their academic achievement and potential for success in the Powerline field, are Colton Freeburg, Pocahontas, and Gunner Kirchhoff, Atlantic.

Jerry began his career with Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative (NIPCO) in LeMars, Iowa in 1964. He was a journeyman lineman and foreman for 33 years. Jerry was grateful to have a job that helped people in their time of need. It was Jerry’s wish to establish this memorial scholarship to continue helping others begin their lineman career.