PeopleService Awards Iowa Student First Difference Maker Scholarship

OMAHA, NE, 06/17/2020:  Leading water and wastewater company PeopleService has awarded its inaugural Difference Maker Scholarship to a student from Ames, Iowa.

Joshua Greufe

Joshua Greufe

Joshua Greufe is enrolled in Des Moines Area Community College’s (DMACC) Water Environmental Technology program and will start in the fall. Joshua is also going to participate in DMACC’s new internship program – a collaboration with PeopleService.

As part of that program, he will work with a team of professionals in the sector, become eligible to be certified in water and wastewater and gain first access to job openings with PeopleService.

“I’m very excited to learn how to succeed in this industry,” said Joshua. “I’m looking for a career that allows me to be of service to the people of my community. Water treatment is so important, and water is one of the world’s top required resources. I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to play my part in keeping my community safe and healthy,” he added.

PeopleService President Chad Meyer said, “Every community needs clean and safe water and wastewater to keep people and the environment safe and thriving. And, they need smart, passionate people to run these systems. We are determined to encourage young people to choose this industry as a career path to enhance and protect our most precious resource.”

When not studying, Josh loves to play guitar, video games, pickleball and basketball. He is also a certified personal trainer, corrective exercise specialist and fitness nutrition specialist.

PeopleService supports the Water Environment Technologies degree program at these community colleges:

  • Cloud Technical & Community College, Minnesota
  • Des Moines Area Community College, Iowa
  • Fort Scott Community College, Kansas
  • Vermilion Community College, Minnesota
  • Kirkwood Community College, Iowa

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About PeopleService

Since 1988, PeopleService has been contracting with cities, districts, towns and municipalities to provide expertise in the water and wastewater management field. Based in Omaha, Nebraska with six regional offices, the company provides water and wastewater operations, maintenance and management services across the Midwest. The company’s range of services includes management, operations, maintenance, staffing solutions, EPA/state/local regulatory compliance, rates and billing audits and services, security management, safety, planning and long-term capital improvements.