(WAUSAU, Wis.) – A Gleason couple honors the memory of their late son and his career by establishing a scholarship to help students pursuing a Plumbing Apprenticeship at Northcentral Technical College (NTC). The Lorin Hammond Plumbing Apprenticeship Scholarship was established by Larry and Gloria Hammond, as well as financial contributions from the Goodin Company.

Lorin Hammond was an NTC alumni who earned his Master Plumbers License and began Hammond Plumbing & Heating, Inc. in Minocqua where he was self-employed for 25+ years. The Hammond family said that anyone who had worked with Lorin knew his motto was always do your best work, keep your tools and vehicle spotless and be prepared for most situations. Lorin, 54, passed away as a result of COVID in December 2020.  

The Hammonds chose to continue their son’s legacy through a memorial scholarship, which was presented to Bryce Seubert during the fall 2021 semester. Seubert is currently completing the plumbing apprenticeship program at NTC. According to Seubert, the funds will help him tremendously as he pursues his career. 

“This scholarship would be put towards tools and gear to help make me a better plumber every day,” said Seubert.


Northcentral Technical College (www.ntc.edu) is north central Wisconsin's premier two-year college of choice and is a resource for all District residents. It provides individuals, organizations and businesses with quality skills training in a wide range of programs designed to build a competitive, technologically advanced workforce in today's rapidly changing global environment. NTC has six convenient campus locations in Wausau, Antigo, Medford, Phillips, Spencer, and Wittenberg, as well as a Public Safety Center of Excellence in Merrill, a Wood Technology Center of Excellence in Antigo and an Agriculture Center of Excellence just north of the Wausau Campus in the Village of Maine.  The Wausau Campus also features a Center for Health Sciences, Center for Business & Industry, Information Technology & Entrepreneurial Center (iTEC), STEM Center, Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center of Excellence, SPOONS restaurant, Studio Max Salon + Spa and a Center for Geriatric Education.