US: The two organisations have established an ongoing scholarship in memory of Monte Wise, reports David Davies. The new initiative by Bosch's Communication Systems Division and the NSCA Education Foundation acknowledges the contribution of Monte Wise, the former systems applications specialist, pro sound, at Bosch's Communications Systems Division, who passed away on September 30.
Wise started working with the brand family now owned by Bosch when he joined Electro-Voice in 1996. Bosch acquired the Telex Communications brands in 2006.
"Monte touched many lives over the course of an exceptional career," commented Daniel Nix, v-p of sales, Americas, for Bosch's Communications Systems Division. "He was a mentor to many, and helped take hundreds of individuals and companies to the next level with education and technology. We were humbled by the amount of inquiries we received in the wake of his passing, from friends and colleagues asking 'Is there anything we can do?'
"The creation of the Monte Wise Scholarship, in partnership with our friends at the NSCA Education Foundation, with whom I am proud to serve as a board member this year, answers that question: Yes! Please help extend Monte's legacy as a great teacher in the art of sound reinforcement by making a donation to this scholarship. Monte was a talented musician, a true gentleman and a dedicated scholar - this will be a fitting tribute to his passionate work in the pro-audio industry."
"Monte's excitement for his job was contagious," added Chuck Wilson, NSCA executive director. "This industry is going to miss one of our great personalities and mentors."
Applicants will be selected based on their goals and achievements in music, arts and sound reinforcement. Donations can be sent to either of these two addresses: Sherri Hunter/Monte Wise Scholarship, 12000 Portland Ave. S., Burnsville, MN 55337, USA; or NSCA, Attn: Monte Wise Scholarship, 3950 River Ridge Dr. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402, USA.
Questions regarding the scholarship should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The NSCA accepts credit cards, and all donations are tax deductible.