Motorcoach

ABA Foundation awards $58K in scholarships

Posted on August 13, 2013

In support of the next generation of motorcoach, tour and travel industry leaders, the American Bus Association (ABA) Foundation announced the George T. Snyder Jr., 2013-2014 scholarship winners.

This is the 16th year of the program, which has awarded over $600,000 in assistance to industry families. The ABA Foundation’s scholarship program was established in 1997 to honor George T. Snyder Jr., who passed away suddenly in 1995, after spending his life in the industry and serving as ABA’s president/CEO for nine years.

A significant focus of Snyder’s life was a deep and lifelong interest in the well-being of all people. He emphasized education and the opportunities for advancement it could bring.

“The ABA Foundation scholarship program is another example of the organization’s support for the industry, helping young men and women take the next step in their education and hopefully moving into leadership roles that support the motorcoach, travel and tour industry,” said ABA Foundation Chairman Doug Anderson.

Patrick Guarino, whose father works for New York Trailways, won the “Driving the Future” award, a $10,000 scholarship. Nineteen additional students will be presented with $2,500 awards in five categories.

The complete list of this year’s recipients, organized by category, is included below.

ABA Members

Bus and Tour Operators

Adam Thacker

Motor Coach Industries

Alisha Mathew

American Coach

Delaney McGuire

Motor Coach Industries

Ashley Penrod

Ozarks' Kirkwood Tour & Travel

Haley Young

Motor Coach Industries

Hanna Peterson

Prairie Coach Trailways

Megan Deremiah

Stay Sky Hotels and Resorts

Kristen Peterson

Concord Coach

Morgan Chappuis

DATTCO

Lindsay Dunphy

Target Tours

Olga Bogomolova

Coach USA-Northeast Region

Marissa Goebel

Lakefront Lines

Samuel Ross

Rendezvous Travel

Michaela Hoffer

Northfield Lines

Driving the Future

Diversity

Patrick Guarino

New York Trailways

Sailao Teekham

Prevost Car

Peter L. Picknelly

Academic Merit

Luciana Triolo

Academy

Dyan Baguio

 

Ron Cornell

E’Lisha Fogle

 

Katelyn Cummings

Peter Pan Bus Lines

 

 

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