Mountaire Awards $80,000 In Scholarship Funds to Children and Grandchildren of Employees, Growers and Grain Producers

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MILLSBORO, DE – July 11, 2023 — Mountaire Farms, the nation’s fourth largest chicken company, recently awarded 32 students with $2,500 scholarships to help them pay for college.

Children and grandchildren of employees, growers, and grain producers on Delmarva and North Carolina were eligible for the scholarship. Winners will be invited to an event later this summer where they will receive certificates and be recognized for their efforts.

“We are proud of this program because it embraces everything that we care about – our employees, our growers, our grain producers and their families,” said Phillip Plylar, President of Mountaire Farms. “And these students have all demonstrated a commitment to their education, and to their communities, which we believe should be celebrated.”

This year’s Delmarva recipients include:

  1. Annabeth Leigh Hill will be entering Chesapeake College as a freshman and going to study agriculture. Her father, Ronald Rogala, is a broiler grower for the Millsboro location.
  2. Colin Hopper will attend Virginia Tech in the fall and his major will be Agribusiness. His father, James C. Hopper, is a broiler grower for Mountaire for the Millsboro location.
  3. Ryan Baker is an entering freshman at Lehigh University. He plans to study mechanical engineering. His father, Mark Baker, is a grain producer for Mountaire for the Millsboro location.
  4. Callie Trexler is a sophomore at Catawba College and is undecided for her major. Her father, Darrin Trexler, is a grain producer for Mountaire.
  5. Ethan Patey is a sophomore that attends Delaware Tech Community College where he is studying Agribusiness Management. His grandfather, Howard Webb, is a grain producer for Mountaire.
  6. Tawney Nelson will attend East Carolina University and study nursing. Her father, Jamie Nelson, is a grain producer for Mountaire.
  7. Caleb Floyd attends James Madison University as a junior. He is studying business management. His father, William Floyd, is a grain merchandising manager for Mountaire on the eastern shore of Virginia.
  8. Alexis Buckley is a sophomore at Wilson College, studying veterinary nursing. Her father Paul Buckley works in IT at Mountaire and her mother, Jennifer, works in accounting in Millsboro.
  9. Zackary Tidabock will attend The University of Tampa with a major in finance. His mother, Angela Schweiger, works in IT at Mountaire in Millsboro.
  10. Delaney Bennett will attend Salisbury University. She plans to study dental hygiene. Her father, Darrell Bennett, works in Sales at Mountaire in Millsboro.
  11. David Choi attends The University of Virginia and is a junior. His major is Computer Science. His father, Hyung Choi, is a broiler grower for Mountaire for the Selbyville location.
  12. Autumn Drew will attend Wor-Wic Community College to study nursing. Her parents are broiler growers for Mountaire for the Selbyville location.
  13. Mindy Blevins is a junior attending Wilmington University studying organizational leadership. Her father, Charles Blevins, is our feed mill superintendent in Frankford. 
  14. Andersen Herman is a junior at Salisbury University studying chemistry. His mother, Gertha Herman Francois, works in our tray pack department in Selbyville.
  15. Sofia Lopez will attend The University of Delaware in the fall. Her major will be engineering. Her father, Federico Lopez, is our shipping manager in Selbyville.
  16. Jillian Collins will attend Delaware Valley University in the fall to study animal science. Her father, Scott Collins, leads our Security team in Selbyville.
  17. Camille Bello is a junior at the University of Delaware. Her major is Health Behavior Science. Her mother, Lily Bello, works in purchasing for Mountaire in Selbyville.

About Mountaire Farms
Mountaire Farms is an agricultural food processing company providing work for almost 10,000 people at facilities in Arkansas, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina. Mountaire Farms is a privately owned, Jesus-centered company with a commitment to the communities in which our employees work and live. For more information, visit visit us on Facebook.

Source: Press Release

Written by: Editor

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