Annual Silent Auction Raises $3,400 for EWA-Joseph B. Vestal Endowed Scholarship Fund


October 20, 2016 (Herndon, VA) – Business owners and executives serving the private wireless industry raised over $3,400 for the EWA-Joseph B. Vestal Endowed Scholarship fund at Old Dominion University (ODU). The scholarship supports students working toward degrees in fields of study related to the wireless industry. Funds were raised through individual donations and a silent auction held in early October, during the Wireless Leadership Summit, an annual conference for industry executives. 

“The future of the private wireless industry depends on scholars exploring the professional opportunities available to them within our industry,” said EWA President Mark Crosby. “The EWA-Joseph B. Vestal Scholarship supports students interested in a career in wireless and honors the lifelong achievements of Joseph Vestal, a distinguished alumnus of ODU.”

“We are very thankful to the exhibitors who donated auction items. Each year they up the ante by donating high-value items that attract bidders,” said EWA Executive Director of Membership and Marketing Sarah Beerbower. “This year, we achieved a new record of funds raised during the Wireless Leadership Summit.”

The scholarship, established by the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA), an FCC-certified frequency advisory committee and leading advocate for business enterprises that rely on wireless communications systems, awards financial aid to full-time ODU students enrolled in Electrical Engineering Technology or Information Systems Management studies who intend to pursue careers in wireless applications or telecommunications. Learn more about the scholarship at EWA’s website.

Items for the auction were donated by 11 Wireless Leadership Summit exhibitors, which are listed below.

EMR Corp.
Freedom Communications
Harris Corporation
Mission Critical
Opt-In Wireless
Talley Inc.
Tigerpaw Software
Unication USA
Washington Radio Reports

About EWA

The Enterprise Wireless Alliance is the leading national trade association and advocate for business enterprises, private carrier operators, equipment manufacturers, and service providers that support the private wireless industry. A frequency advisory committee certified by the Federal Communications Commission, EWA provides its members and clients with consulting services, frequency coordination, license preparation, spectrum management and associated business intelligence services. EWA is the market leader in Business/Industrial Land Transportation frequency coordination services and assists a significant percentage of public safety customers with their spectrum requirements. Learn more at