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Recent Graduates

Thousands of students from all over the world have studied at DLI’s School of Drycleaning Technology since its inception in 1927. Students learn everything about running a drycleaning business from fibers and fabrics to stain removal, cleaning and finishing to management practices and plant design. More than 20 scholarships are available. Please fill out this Scholarship Application to apply for a scholarship or call 800-638-2627 for more information.


Sixteen Graduate Ten-Day Advanced Drycleaning Class
July 21 – August 1, 2014, 361st Class



Front row (left to right): Tiffany Biller, Kimmel Corporation, Upper Sandusky, OH; Jaswinder Gill, Best Care Cleaners, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Jose Torres, Baumgart Family Cleaners, Flower Mound, TX; Rose Okwudi, Waterfalls Perfect Touch, Utako, Abuja FCT Nigeria; Sung Hong, Paradise Cleaners, Memphis, TN

Middle row (l-r): Greg Hall, Potrero Depot Cleaners, Villa Park, CA; Jeff Vines, Crest Cleaners, Mclean, VA; ~Ashley Ledesma, Capitol Cleaners, Austin, TX; Joseph Holt, White Swan Cleaners, Memphis, TN; Emmanuel Okwudi, Waterfalls Perfect Touch, Utako, Abuja FCT Nigeria

Back row (l-r):
Randall Whitaker, Vidalia Cleaners, Vidalia, GA; Richard Long, Long Cleaners, Rock Hill, SC; Chris Maltby, Holmes & Maltby Cleaners, Amherist, Nova Scotia, Canada; Jose Maury, Elite Cleaners, Monroe, NC; Eyal Inbal, Easy Wash, Kiryat Ono Israel; Monika Manter, Balfurd, State College, PA


Fifteen Graduate Five-Day Introduction to Drycleaning Class
July 14 –18, 2014, 361st Class




Front Row (left to right): Jeff Vines, Crest Cleaners, Mclean, VA, Rose Okwudi, Waterfalls Perfect Touch, Abuja, Nigeria, Jessica Caughlin, Modern Cleaners, Mt Vernon, WA, Ashley Ledesma, Capitol Cleaners, Austin, TX, Jaswindur (Jessie) Gill, Best Care Cleaners, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Brian Johnson, DLI Director of Analysis & Education

Back Row (l-r): Sam Nadler, Washio Inc., Santa Monica, CA, Gary Lofton, Young’s Cleaners, Erie, PA, Brent Hampson, Dryclean and Shirt Salon, Cumberland, MD, Eyal Inbal, Easy Wash, Kiryat Ono, Israel, Emmanuel Okwudi Waterfalls Perfect Touch, Abuja, Nigeria, Juan Dulanto, Washio, Inc., Santa Monica, CA, Glenn Polley, Wrights Cleaners, Barrie ON, Canada, Randall Whitaker, Vidalia Cleaners, Vidalia, GA, Jose Maury, Elite Cleaners, Monroe, NC, Richard Long, Long Cleaners, Rocky Hill, SC.


Ten Day Advanced Drycleaning Class
March 3rd – March 14th 2014, 360th Class


                   

Front row, left to right: Brian Johnson, DLI Director of Education & Analysis; Joshua Watkins, Marks Quality Cleaners, Birmingham, AL; Maricela Valencia, Ideal Cleaners, Scotts Bluff, NE; Tim Laskey, Model Cleaners & Uniform, Charleroi, PA; Helen Mechell, Peerless Cleaners, Corpus Christi, TX; Ashley Moore, Meridian Heights, Indianapolis, IN; Imtiyaz Lakhi, Pal Cleaners, Cambridge, ON, Canada; Stephanie Gutierrez, Vogue Cleaners & Shirt Laundry, Elko, NV; Dawn Bates, Hershey Laundry & Drycleaning, Palmyra, PA; Hector Abreu, Enercom,  Santo Domingo Dominican Republic; John Cho, Peach Cleaners, Marietta, GA.

Back row, (l-r): Lara Rebholz, Martinizing Drycleaning, Waukesha, WI; ~Eric Tessier, Busy Bee Cleaners, Regina, SK; Stephen Treichler, Model Cleaners & Uniform, Charleroi, PA; ~ Qasim Darsot, Pal Cleaners, Cambridge, ON, Canada; Jason Metter, Busy Bees Professional Cleaners, Edgewater, MD; Imtiyaz Lakhi, Pal Cleaners, Cambridge, Canada; Je Kang, The Press Cleaning & Laundry, Arlington, VA; Russ George, Ski Town Cleaners, Steamboat, CO; Sonia Marrero, Hershey Laundry & Drycleaning, Palmyra, PA; Jeong Ki Kim, Hurt Cleaners, Arlington, VA.



Five Day Introduction to Drycleaning Class
February 24th – February 28th, 2014 , 360th Class


Front row, left to right:
Rachelle Turner, Church of Scientology, Clearwater, FL; Chun Rong Peng, Ft Worth, TX; Dawn Bates, Hershey Laundry & Drycleaning, Palmyra, PA; Stephanie Gutierrez, Vogue Cleaners & Shirt Laundry, Elko, NV; JW Hughes, Chicago, IL; Monika Manter, Balfurd, State College, PA; Monik Kisacky, Church of Scientology, Clearwater, FL.

Middle row, l-r: Brian Johnson, DLI Director of Education & Analysis; . ~Katie Middlebrooks, Holiday Cleaners, Demopolis, AL; Henry Brown, US Naval Academy Laundry & Drycleaning, Annapolis, MD; Imtiyaz Lakhi, K Cleaners, Guelph, ON N1G 4W2 Canada; ~ Qasim Darsot, Pal Cleaners, Cambridge, ON, Canada; . ~Eric Tessier, Busy Bee Cleaners, Regina, SK; Rob Britt, Busy Bees Professional Cleaners, Edgewater, MD; ~Russ George, Ski Town Cleaners, Steamboat, CO.

Back row, l-r: Je Kang, The Press Dry Cleaning & Laundry, Arlington, VA; Justin Weston, US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; Jason Metter, Busy Bees Professional Cleaners, Edgewater, MD; *Miranda Lewis, City Cleaners, Akron, OH; Chris Maltby, Holmes & Maltby Cleaners, Amherst, NS  Canada; Jacob Kucera, Crown Cleaners, W Des Moines, IA.


359th Two Week Advanced Drycleaning Course, November 2013



Front Row (left to right): Evandro Filgueiras, Cleaning Service, LLC, Ft Lauderdale, FL; José Abuawad, Lavaseco Universal, Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Afzal Patel, A&A Marketing Alliance, LLP, Mumbai, India; Jung Yi, Five Star Sew-N-Press, Leesville, LA; Carri Slusher, City Cleaners, Akron, OH; Ashish Merchant, A&A Marketing Alliance, LLP, Mumbai, India; Brian Johnson, DLI Director of Education & Training.

Back Row (l-r): Mauricio Torres, ITOS, Monterrey NL, Mexico; Ethan Culpepper, Culpepper Cleaners, San Antonio, TX; Jason Feldman, The Clean Store, Malvern, PA; Rajbir Parhar, Parhar & Parmar, LLC, Vineland, NJ; Stephen Rockenbaugh, Keans Fine Dry Cleaning, Baton Rouge, LA; Scott Remai, Elegant Touch, Pittsburgh, PA.

R.R. Street generously provided scholarships for Jason Feldman, Stephen Rockenbaugh, and Jung Yi.



Fifteen Graduate DLI’s 359th One-Week Introduction to Drycleaning Course
October 18, 2013



Front row (left to right): Shiva Gurung, Nashville, TN; Marisela Valencia, Ideal Cleaners, Scotts Bluff, NE; Brandon Robin, Sunshine Cleaners, Baton Rouge, LA; Hitesh Patel, Majik Touch Cleaners, Odessa, FL; José Abuawad, Lavaseco Universal, Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Michael Graham, Lyons Cleaners, Memphis, TN.

Back row (l-r): Brian Johnson, DLI Director of Education & Analysis; Ashish Merchant, A&A Marketing Alliance, LLP, DB Marg Mumbai Central, Mumbai, India; Jesús Mireles, Comercial Paquete SA de CV, Monterrey NL Mexico; Afzal Patel, A&A Marketing Alliance, LLP; DB Marg Mumbai Central, Mumbai, India; Ethan Culpepper, Culpepper Cleaners, San Antonio, TX; Evandro Filgueiras, Cleaning Service, LLC, Ft Lauderdale, FL; Lisa Edwards, Philacor Dry Cleaning Plant, Philadelphia, PA; Mark Parnell, MarkedPressed4Time, Hampton, VA; Christine Henry, City Cleaners, Akron, OH; Scott Remai, Elegant Touch, Pittsburgh, PA.

Afzal Patel, Christine Henry, Ashish Merchant, and Brandon Robin attended the course for free as part of their DLI Premier Club Membership.


Eight Students Graduate Cleaning & Stain Removal Course
September 13, 2013







Front row (left to right): Brian Johnson, DLI Director of Education & Training, Denise Nuismer, Plantengas Cleaners, Spring Lake, MI; Kris Baumgarner, Plantengas Cleaners, Spring Lake, MI; Colleen Marshall, Weil Cleaners, Monroe, LA; Namrata Dalela, Museum Conservation Institute, Suitland, MD.

Back row (l-r): John Cho, Peach Cleaners, Marietta GA; Young O, Pride Cleaners, Herndon, VA; Emeka Anekwe, Crest Cleaners, McLean, VA; Antonio Edwards, Dutch Girl Cleaners, Canton, OH.



33 Graduate Introduction to Drycleaning Course,
July 15-19, 2013

 

Front Row (Left to Right): Narendra Magar, Clothe Spa, Hadapsar, Maharastra, Pune, India; Reshma Magar, Clothe Spa, Hadapsar, Maharastra, Pune, India; * Tasha Crump, Puritan Cleaners, Richmond, VA; Bernadette Solomon, Fluff-N-Fold, Georgetown, Grand Cayman; ~Cheryl Price, Ricks Cleaners, Austin, TX ; Stephen Nwulu, Sonul Drycleaning Services, Portharcourt, Portharcourt, Umuahia P.O., Nigeria; Kim Tran, El Monte, CA; Taehwan Oh, Covington Cleaners, Covington, LA.


Middle Row (Left to Right): Brian Johnson, DLI Director of Education & Analysis: *Barbara Dickson, Puritan Cleaners, Richmond, VA; Diony Paz, Frank Saliba, Garfield, NJ; Tavia Robinson, Lyons Cleaners, Memphis, TN; Jose de la Serna, Tintorerias Cleanexpress, Quinta Ave., Las Americas Aguascalientes, Mexico; ~ Jay Lee, Prestige Cleaners, Bloomingdale, IL; Sam Cardenas, Laundry Locker, San Francisco, CA; Rajbir Parhar, Parhar & Parmar, LLC., Vineland, NJ; Anthony Dang, El Monte, CA; Olumide Temilola, Dayspring Associates, Victoria Island, Lagos; Ali Condah, VDA- Zips, Greenbelt, MD.


Back Row (Left to Right): Joseph Claypole, VDA- Zips, Greenbelt, MD; Syed Zaidi, ZAIDI's Enterprise, LLC., Frederick, MD; ~Justin Ledbetter, Superior Cleaners, Inc., Medina, OH; Moronke Agboola, BTL Signature Dry Cleaning, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria; * Jamal Yahia, Fabricare House Cleaners, Norwell, MA; Lance Leclair, Greers Drycleaning, South Burlington, VT; Adekemi Adejumo, Culmen Dry Cleaners, Harmony Estate, Aja, Lagos, Nigeria; Jeremy Ebanks, Fluff-N-Fold, Georgetown, Grand Cayman; Donte Bowie, VDA- Zips, Greenbelt, MD; ~Jason Feldman, The Clean Store, Malvern, PA; .~ Stephen Rockenbaugh, Keans The Cleaner, Baton Rouge, LA.


17 Graduate Introduction to Drycleaning Course,
July 20, 2012



Back Row (Left to Right): Salvatore Serio, Natures Way Cleaners, Lexington, MA; (Joe) Ng Geok Khiam Olive Tree Concepts Sdn Bhd, Bukit Jelutong Shah Alam; Michael Baram, Best Service Cleaners, Hallandale, FL; Ashton Julian, Julian’s Drycleaners, Rochester NY; Brett Allan, Medlin Davis Cleaners, Apex, NC; Carl Jones, Piscataway, NJ; Justin L. Chase, Murrysville Cleaners, Murrysville, PA; Ekaterina Manyrina, Ardsi Inc., Oakville, ON, Canada; Aaron Nishizaki, Twin Oaks Cleaners, Houston, TX.

Front Row (Left to Right): Joshua Criswell, Prince George Cleaners, Prince George, VA; La Trelle Arthur, Bonita Cleaners, Chula Vista, CA; Mark Witt Jr., Arcadia Drycleaning & Laundry, Phoenix, AZ; Kiran Pal Gill, Evergreen Dry Cleaners, Edmonton, AB CAN; Rupinder Rai, Evergreen Dry Cleaners, Edmonton, AB CAN; Olanike Fasoyin, SharonKlean Drycleaners, Ikeja Post Office, Oregun Ikeja Lagos; Dane Eun, JSK, Lutherville Timonium, MD; Brian Johnson, DLI Director of Education & Analysis; Rodrigo Adan, Vallasec, San Pedro Garcia, Mexico.

Joshua Criswell and Salvatore Serio attended the course on scholarships from Cleaners Supply. Mark Witt, Jr. attended the course on a scholarship from R.R. Street’s.


15 Graduate Advanced Drycleaning Course, August 3, 2012




Front Row (Left to Right):
Kiran Pal Gill, Evergreen Dry Cleaners, Edmonton, AB, CANADA; Ekaterina Manyrina, Ardsi, Inc., Oakville, ON, CANADA; Laura Purcell, Georgetown N Development, Ft Wayne, IN; Olanike Fasoyin, SharonKlean Drycleaners, Lagos, NIGERIA; La Trelle Arthur, Bonita Cleaners, Chula Vista, CA; Nkeiruka I. Amuchie, Corporate Hangers Drycleaners, Ltd., Lagos, NIGERIA; Jamie Good, Murrysville Cleaners, Murrysville, PA; Rupinder Rai, Evergreen Dry Cleaners, Edmonton, AB, CANADA.

Back Row (Left to Right): Brian Johnson, DLI Director of Education & Analysis; (Joe) Ng Geok Khiam, Olive Tree Concepts Sdn Bhd, Bukit Jelutong Shah Alam, MALAYSIA; Ashton Julian, Julians Drycleaners, Rochester NY; Rodrigo Adán, Vallesec, San Isidro, San Pedro Garcia, MEXICO; Carl Jones, Piscataway NJ; Aaron Nishizaki, Twin Oaks Cleaners, Houston, TX; Princewill Amuchie, Corporate Hangers Drycleaners, Ltd., Lagos, NIGERIA; Joshua Criswell, Prince George Cleaners, Prince George, VA.

Laura Purcell attended the course on a scholarship from R.R. Street’s.


On the Road Graduates from Chicago

 


Eight Students Completed DLI's On the Road Introduction to Drycleaning Course in Chicago, April 30 - May 4. the week-long course covers the basics of the cleaning business and provides hands-on practical instruction.

Front Row (Left to Right): Irelene Martinez, A 1 Drycleaners, Rockford, IL; Eulalia Casas, Vogue Cleaners, Crystal Lake, IL; Nancy Turner, Kasperbauer Cleaners, Inc., Carroll, IA; Theresa Yi, Five-Star Sew-N-Press, Leesville, LA; Brian Johnson, DLI Director of Education & Analysis.


Back Row (Left to Right): Savanna Armstrong, Greenacre Cleaners, Dekalb, IL; Joseph Ilacqua, CD One Price Cleaners, Westchester, IL; Greg Gunderson, Gunderson Cleaners, Appleton, WI; Jeff Fishman, Wilmette Gold Medal Cleaners, Wilmette, IL; Jung Yi, Five Star Sew-N-Press, Leesville, LA.


20 Graduate Introduction to Drycleaning Course, March 2


 

Front Row (Left to Right): Michael Brown, Lindsay Cleaners (LTD), Lindsay, ON, Canada; Russell Feltman, Textile Restoration Services, Chapin, SC; Brian Johnson, DLI Director of Education & Analysis; Terry Mitrenga, Dry Cleaner, Silver Spring, MD; Jina Eun, Timonium, MD; Dionne Jones, Philacorp Dry Cleaning Plant, Philadelphia, PA; Nathan Austin, Brown Cleaning & Clothing, Ft Payne, AL; Ramah Jones, Legg’s Cleaners, Lewisburg, WV; Henry Yun, Green Leaf Cleaners, Meridian, ID.


Back Row (Left to Right): John Krug, Atlas Cleaners, LLC, Indianapolis, IN; Brian Flores, Oceanside Cleaners, Jacksonville, FL; Toby Avant, Landy’s Cleaners, Georgetown, SC; Cheryl Kile, Big Ridge Cleaners, Hixson, TN; Evelyn Oglesby, Hobson Cleaners, Kokomo, IN; Paul Lee, Fairfax Cleaners, McLean, VA; Linda Partyka, Pleasant Dry Cleaners, Hagaman, NY; Charlene Neufeld, Abbotsford, BC, CANADA; Jared Shaw, Cygnet Leasing, LLC dba Cygnet Express Cleaners, Columbus, OH; Jerry Neufeld, Abbotsford, BC, CANADA; Grant Beatty, Murrysville Cleaners, Murrysville, PA; Brad DeiCas, Model Cleaners Uniform & Apparel, Charleroi, PA.


Thirteen Students Graduate Advanced Drycleaning Course, March 16



Front Row (Left to Right): Brian Johnson, Director of Education & Analysis; Paul Lee, R.R. STREET’S SCHOLARSHIP, Fairfax Cleaners, McLean, VA; Terry Mitrenga, Dry Cleaner, Silver Spring, MD; Evelyn Oglesby, R.R. STREET’S SCHOLARSHIP, Hobson Cleaners, Kokomo, IN; Perry Carrico, Springfield Laundry, Springfield, KY; Jina Eun, Timonium, MD; Ramah B Jones, Legg’s New World Cleaners, Lewisburg, WV.


Back Row (Left to Right): Toby Avant, R.R. STREET’S SCHOLARSHIP, Landy’s Cleaners, Georgetown, SC; Russell Feltman, Textile Restoration Services, Chapin, SC; Ted Smol, TOM KIMMEL SCHOLARSHIP OHIO CLEANERS ASSN., Gibson’s Cleaners, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA; Ken Durr, Rogers Cleaners, St Petersburg, FL; Wilfredo de Jesus, Hershey Laundry & Dry Cleaning, 210 N Franklin Street, Palmyra, PA; Michael Brown, Lindsay Cleaners, LTD, Lindsay, Ontario, CANADA; Henry Yun, Green Leaf Cleaners, Meridian, ID.


Ted Smol attended the course on a scholarship from the Tom Kimmel Scholarship Ohio Cleaners Assn. Paul Lee, Evelyn Oglesby and Toby Avant attended the course on scholarships from R.R. Streets and Co.


11 Graduate Introduction to Drycleaning Course, Oct. 21


 

Front Row (Left to Right): Sonia Marrero, Hershey Laundry & Drycleaning, Palmyra, PA; Diana Griggs, Bibbentuckers Cleaners, Dallas, TX; Lilia Galindo, Bibbentuckers, Dallas, TX; Dudu Mofokeng, Pressed in Time Laundry & Drycleaning, Pretoria Guteng Province, South Africa; Anna I. Bondarenko, New York City, NY; Brian Johnson, Director of Education & Analysis.


Back Row (Left to Right): Leema Mofokeng, Pressed in Time Laundry & Drycleaning, Pretoria Guteng Province, South Africa; Wilfredo De Jesus, Hershey Laundry & Drycleaning, Palmyra, PA; Ray Edwards, Weil Cleaners, Monroe, LA (R.R. Streets' Scholarship Recipient); Hyun Woo Kim, Vancouver, BC, CANADA; Muhammad Ali Hazara, Bachelor's Button Drycleaner, Karachi, Pakistan; Najeeb Ullah Ghalzai, Bachelor's Button Drycleaner, Karachi, Pakistan.


Eight Students Graduate Advanced Drycleaning Course, Nov. 4



Front Row (Left to Right): Hilary Taylor, Sunshine Cleaners, Salt lake City, UT (R.R. Streets Scholarship); Muhammad Ali Hazara, Bachelor's Button Drycleaner, Karachi, Pakistan; Anna I. Bondarenko, New York, New York.


Back Row (Left to Right): Justin Yates, Lyons Cleaners, Memphis, TN; Hyun Woo Kim, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Ray Edwards, Weil Cleaners, Monroe, LA (R.R. Streets Scholarship); Najeeb Ullah Ghalzai, Bachelor's Button Drycleaner, Karachi, Pakistan; Luke Barillas, Brooke Cleaners, Dayton Beach, FL; Brian Johnson, DLI Director of Education & Analysis.

Six Students Graduate Introduction to Drycleaning Course


Brian Johnson, DLI Director of Education & Analysis; Justin Yates, Lyons Cleaners, Memphis, Tennessee; Page Walker, Cleaners Supply, Conklin, New York; Jerry Gorby, St Michael Laundry of Notre Dame, Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, Indiana; Mantille Snow, Everett, Washington; Alan Hargis, A Cleaner Tomorrow, Angier, North Carolina; Lauren Sparks, Moose Cleaners/Techno, Inc., North Little Rock, Arkansas.


Jerry Gorby attended the course on a scholarship split between Cleaners Supply and The Golomb Group. Justin Yates, Alan Hargis, and Lauren Sparks attended the course on scholarships from R.R. Streets and Co.


Eight Cleaners Graduate DLI Wetcleaning Course, June 16-17


Audrey Fowler, Fulton Boiler Works, Pulaski, NY; Deborah Palm, Fulton Boiler Works, Pulaski, NY; Lisa Davis, Classic Drycleaners, Lemoyne, PA; Kim Bailey, Classic Drycleaners, Lemoyne, PA; Brian Johnson, Director of Education & Analysis.


Greg Voelker, CRDN of Delaware, Wilmington, DE; Steven Miller, CRDN of Greater Baltimore, Baltimore, MD; Alejandro Rocha, Premium Cleaners, Col. Centro, Santa Catarina; Tom Berger, Ideal Chemical & Supply Co., Memphis, TN.

 
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