Krause Water Tech Scholarship Developed at Bay College

Joel Krause
The Krause Water Tech Scholarship was recently developed at Bay College to assist two students each year pursing a degree in Water Resource Management.   

Joel Krause was born and raised in Escanaba, Michigan.  In 1981, he received his Associate in Applied Science Degree in Water Resource Management from Bay College.  After earning his degree, Joel started his career at the Waste Water Treatment Plant in Holland, Michigan, where he worked for over thirty years.  Joel loved the outdoors, especially fishing the waters of Big Bay de Noc and hunting the Stonington Peninsula.  He passed away on March 31, 2017, and his wife, Karlene, developed the Krause Water Tech scholarship to honor his passion for the Water Tech field and his interest in the outdoors and the environment.

Kim Carne, Vice President of Advancement / Foundation at Bay College stated, “The development of the Krause Water Tech Scholarship is a great way to honor Joel and his commitment to the field.  This gift of education will help numerous students succeed as they pursue a Water Resource Management degree at Bay College.”
The Water Resource Management Program at Bay College has been in existence for over 47 years, and is designed to provide specialized training in water and wastewater treatment theory and application.  Careers in this field are in high demand throughout the United States.  Visit for more information.

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