The 2017 Wayne V Black Scholarship Application period is now Open
Wayne V Black
2006, the Board of Directors of the Energy Telecommunications &
Electrical Association (ENTELEC; www.entelec.org) established the Wayne
V. Black Scholarship Award. It was with great sadness that in the fall
of 2011, ENTELEC mourned the loss of Mr. Black. The scholarship has been
renamed the “Wayne V. Black Memorial Scholarship Award”.
Mr. Black, a former partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Keller and Heckman llp, graduated from the University of Missouri in 1959. He
began his career at the firm as a Federal Communications Commission
licensing specialist, before receiving his law degree from the George
Washington University and becoming an attorney in 1964.
1964 until his retirement in 2007, Mr. Black represented oil and gas
companies, electric utilities and others before the FCC and elsewhere on
a wide variety of telecommunications matters. Among other
things, he assisted countless energy companies in securing radio
authorizations and waivers, participating in FCC rulemaking proceedings,
and representing their interests before the Commission, the courts and
the United States Congress. He had served as the General Counsel of ENTELEC since the 1970s.
recognition of his many years of service on behalf of ENTELEC, the
Board of Directors determined to establish a lasting tribute to Mr.
Black with the creation of the annual scholarship in his name.
in 1928, ENTELEC is the premier association providing a forum for
SCADA, Automation and Communications technologies in the energy
industry. As a global authority on the industry, ENTELEC
empowers professionals to increase their organizational value through
education and networking opportunities.
Through its strategic plan, Staying Ahead of the Curve,
ENTELEC is committed to providing quality educational programming for
all levels of energy professionals from novice to executive. The creation of the Wayne V. Black Memorial Scholarship Award is consistent with this goal.