Belmont College Students Receive Rumer-Loudin, Inc. Scholarship

Pictured (left to right): Brandon Loudin, HVAC/R Adjunct Instructor/Service Manager Rumer Loudin Inc.; Adam Wheeler, HVAC/R Instructor; Rumer Loudin, Inc. Scholarship Recipients: Daniel Zwack; Sawyer Moore; Tyler Day; Sid Loudin, President Rumer Loudin Inc. and Kellie Loudin, Vice President Rumer Loudin Inc.

St. Clairsville, OH (February 11, 2024) – Belmont College is pleased to announce that three of their HVAC/R (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Refrigeration) students have been awarded the Rumer-Loudin, Inc. Scholarship.

The recipients are as follows:

  • Tyler Day – Bridgeport, OH
  • Sawyer Moore – Bethesda, OH
  • Daniel Zwack – St. Clairsville, OH

The scholarship awarded each student $2,000.00 for the academic year.

“So many companies complain about the lack of available workforce so we thought we would try to alleviate that in our own small way,” said Kellie Loudin, Vice President, Rumer-Loudin, Inc. “We decided to become involved with the HVAC program through on the College’s HVAC advisory board, instructing, as well as offering this scholarship so we can support the program, encourage students, and create awareness of the heating, air conditioning, and ventilation trade.

She continued, “It is important us to award students for their diligence and responsibility. We hope to continue awarding scholarships well into the future.”

To be eligible for the Rumer-Loudin, Inc. Scholarship at Belmont College, a student must be enrolled in the second-year HVAC program, demonstrate academic excellence evident by class performance, attendance, professor evaluation, and complete a short essay. Recipients must maintain a 2.6 or higher cumulative grade point average and exemplary attendance.

This is the first time this scholarship has been awarded at Belmont.

According to Keith Kaczor, Director of Industrial Trades, “Rumer-Loudin, Inc. is an outstanding HVAC company in the Ohio Valley, and we are thankful for their dedication to our students. Their support of our HVAC students is one of the reasons why our program is so exceptional, and we appreciate their ongoing support.”

About Belmont College

Founded in 1971, Belmont College is one of 23 community colleges in the University System of Ohio. The College offers more than 40 associate degree and certificate programs to serve the multiple needs of area citizens. Belmont offers a comprehensive array of credit and non-credit programming at the Main Campus in St. Clairsville, Ohio. For more information, visit

About Rumer-Loudin, Inc.

Begun by Larry Rumer, Rumer-Loudin, Inc. has been operating in the Ohio Valley providing quality heating, air conditioning, installation, maintenance, and service for 48 years. Offices in Barnesville, St.Clairsville, Ohio, and Moundsville, WV, encompass a large service area. Rumer-Loudin was the first in the area to install extremely efficient geothermal systems. The second-generation owners are Sid and Kelle (Rumer) Loudin.  Their son Brandon Loudin and daughter Amanda Hession are the future third generation poised to continue to serve the Ohio Valley along with the 18 other employees.

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