2017 TMK Memorial Scholarship Winners

From L-R: Grace Brune, Tim James, Kelsey Iven, Roy Rutledge (Quaker), Carmella Rackers, Jacob Swarthout, Shanley Kliethermes, Jeremy Knoll (Quaker), Gabby Twehus, Dylan Skinner, Gavin Barnhart, Ryan Bock, Ethan Bull, Scott Knoll (Quaker)

Quaker Window Products in Freeburg is proud to announce this year’s recipients of Thomas M. Knoll Memorial Scholarships.  The TMK Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in 2004.  To be eligible, scholarship applicants must have a parent or legal guardian working at Quaker or they must be an employee themselves. To date, close to $80,000 in scholarship money has been awarded to local high school seniors in their pursuit of higher education.This year, fourteen TMK scholarships were awarded by the sons of the late Tom Knoll, for whom the scholarship is named,  to the following area graduates:

Grace Brune, Fatima High School. She has worked at Quaker for the past two summers. Grace will be attending Central Methodist University in Fayette this fall.

Shanley Kleithermes, St. Elizabeth High School. Shanley is employed at Quaker this summer, where she also worked last summer. She will be attending Truman State University in Kirksville.

Skyler Dickneite, Fatima High School. He is the son of Chris Dickneite, National Sales Manager of Quaker. Skyler, who is working at Quaker this summer, will be attending Westminster University in Fulton. (Not Photographed)

Kelsey Iven, Vienna High School. Kelsey’s father is Randy Iven, a Supervisor in our Paint Facility. Kelsey will be attending State Fair College in Sedalia.

Timothy James, Vienna High School. This fall, Timothy will be attending Missouri S & T in Rolla. He is the son of Lisa James, who works out of our Glass Manufacturing plant.

Jacob Swarthout, Fatima High School. Jeff is the son of Jeff Swarthout, a Shipping Department Coordinator at Quaker. Jacob will attend Linn State Technical College in Linn this fall.

Jenna Obenauer, Vienna High School. Jenna’s father is Curtis Obenauer, a Maintenance Technician with Quaker. Jenna plans on to attend Westminster University in Fulton. (Not Photographed)

Gabby Twehus, St. Elizabeth High School. Gabby is the daughter of Dale Twehus, a Receiving Dock Team Leader at Quaker. She will be attending Truman State University in Kirksville.

Carmella Rackers, Linn High School. Carmella will be attending Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville in the fall. She is the daughter of Leroy Rackers, a member of Quaker’s Aluminum Window Production Team.

Gavin Barnhart, Dixon High School. Gavin’s mother is Keri Barnhart, a Department Supervisor in Quaker’s Aluminum Production Building. Gavin will be attending Missouri S & T in Rolla in the fall.

Dylan Skinner, Blair Oaks High School. Dylan will be attending Ozark Technical School in Springfield. He is the son of Jason Skinner, a Commercial Estimator in Quaker’s Hotel/Hospitality Sales Division.

Caleb Grimm, Helias High School. Caleb is the son of Drew Grimm, a Drafting Technician in Quaker’s Heavy Commercial Sales Division. Caleb has made plans to attend the University of Missouri in Columbia. (Not Photographed)

Ryan Bock, Fatima High School. Ryan will be attending Lincoln University in Jefferson City. His father is Rodney Bock, a Drafting Technician in Quaker’s Heavy Commercial Sales Division.

Ethan Bull, Vienna High School. Ethan is the step-son of Judy Bull, a member of Quaker’s Vinyl Window & Door Manufacturing team and also the step-son of Bobby Gaskins, a department manager in our Vinyl Manufacturing Division. He has also worked at Quaker part-time. At this time, he is undecided at to where he’ll be attending school this fall.

For more information on how we raise money for the TMK scholarships, or to view the events associated with this year’s fundraising efforts please click here.


Quaker Window Products is a leading national manufacturer of residential and commercial windows and doors. Quaker’s main manufacturing campuses and company headquarters are located in Freeburg, MO.  Approximately 2,000 vinyl, aluminum and wood windows and doors are made daily at Quaker, which employs more than 900 people.

For more information about Quaker please visit our website at www.QuakerWindows.com, or our commercial window division at www.QuakerCommercialWindows.com. You can also contact Quaker at (800) 347-0438.