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C.H. Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program - 2022 Recipients
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C.H. Robinson Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the:


2022 C.H. Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
for Employees and Dependent Children


Alexander Al-Najim

School: University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls, WI
Major: Psychology
Activities, Interests, Honors: I am interested in mental health and student advocacy in higher education. I am involved in the UWRF Student Government Association Student Senate. I currently serve as the Academic Affairs & Student Success Director, where I chair the Academic Council and run the Student Advocate Program. I previously served as an At-Large Senator, Chair of the Mental Health Ad Hoc Committee, and a member of the Safety Task Force. I am also involved with the Psychological Sciences Club and Optimist Club.
Parent(s): Jennifer Al-Najim


Benjamin Armbruster

School: University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
Major: Civil Engineering
Activities, Interests, Honors: Serve as NYI President at my church, Leadership Cohort for H2O church, Play keyboard in church worship band, American Society of Civil Engineering
Parent(s): Mark and Angela Armbruster



Grace Barker

School: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Major: Biochemistry
Activities, Interests, Honors: I am apart of the sorority Delta Delta Delta, Dance Marathon and Medlife at UNL. Recently I have been spending time going on hikes, reading and going to the gym!
Parent(s): Kristine and James Barker




Elsie Craig

School: Hope College, Holland, MI
Major: Communications and Business
Activities, Interests, Honors: In my first year at Hope College, I have been involved in a Bible study, Nykerk Song, Dance Marathon, weekly service at Benjamin’s Hope, and an immersion trip to Austin, Texas. I was also on the Dean’s List for both semesters. Next year, I look forward to being an Assistant Director for Orientation, the Publicity co-chair for Dance Marathon, and the Awards Assistant in the Alumni Office!
Parent(s): Jason and Katie Craig





Sarah Freeby

School: University of California: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Major: Theater Acting
Activities, Interests, Honors: In my final semester at school, I’ve been working on costume design and creative research and directing the one-act play “No Exit” by Jean-Paul Sartre. Over the summer, I will be working in a bakery to further grow my own business designing and decorating cakes for commissions. I was recently interviewed by VoyageMinnesota magazine about my business for a series on entrepreneurs in the Twin Cities.
Parent(s): Eric Ness and Shannon Fitzgerald



Nicole Giuliani

School: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Major: International Studies
Activities, Interests, Honors: I am currently a member of the University of Wisconsin Honors program, enhancing my learning with exclusive enrichment opportunities and connecting me with like-minded students from across campus. When I am not working towards my International Studies or Geography degrees, you can find me out on Lake Mendota practicing with the University of Wisconsin Sailing Team. I am currently the Merchandise Coordinator for the team and next year will be taking the position of Keelboat Captain.
Parent(s): Mary Giuliani




Izabella Gonzalez

School: College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN
Major: Global Business Leadership
Activities, Interests, Honors: Member of National Honor Society, DECA State Qualifier, Executive Producer of Eagle News Network, Double Varsity Eden, Prairie Dance Team, All Conference Dance – HM, Academic All State, Student Choreographer (EPDT & Broadway), Summer Camp Counselor, Mass Service Lector
Parent(s): Carlos and Jennifer Gonzalez



Jessica Greymont

School: University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Platteville, WI
Major: Data Science
Activities, Interests, Honors: Pi Mu Alpha Honor Society, Dean’s List Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Fall 2022. Math Club, Association for Computer Machinery – Women

Parent(s): Scott Greymont, Margaret Hall





Emma Grojean

School: Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, OH
Major: Management And Theology
Activities, Interests, Honors: In high school, field hockey: two year varsity athlete; swim team: four year varsity athlete, captain my senior year, and NAIA Champion of Character Award; leadership positions in Student Ambassadors and Lemon Club; participate as a Peer Minister and in NHS; received honor roll every quarter and Presidential Service Award in high school; at my church I am on the EDGE Confirmation Prep Core Team and LifeTeen High School Youth Group Leadership Team. Love hanging with family/friends and traveling.
Parent(s): Doug and Angela Grojean




Malik Haider Kahn

School: Murdoch University-South Street Campus, Perth, WA
Major: Accounting and Finance
Activities, Interests, Honors: 1. Section Commander/ Firefighter for the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). 2. Promotion of Rank from Corporal to Sergeant(1). 3. Good Performance Award received for outstanding contributions in SCDF. 4. Member of the Student Council at Murdoch Institute of Technology (MIT) 5. Awarded the Honour Roll Certificate at MIT.
Parent(s): Fairose Jaffar



Emily Hed

School: College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN
Major: Computer Science
Activities, Interests, Honors: I am involved in PRP (outdoor volunteer program), the Benedictine Friends program (a program where students are paired up with a monastic member), Student Activities (I work as a graphic designer), Students for Life (event planner), BOOYAH (Bible study), and am enjoying my classes as a computer science major!
Parent(s): Josh Hed and Tami Hed



Megan Jahnke

School: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Major: Civil Engineering
Activities, Interests, Honors: Since attending my first year of college at Purdue University, I have participated in the Women in Engineering Mentor and Mentee Program and Higher Ground Dance Company. I continue to pursue my passion of dance while at college, as well as my other interests which include baking and cooking, art, and reading. After my first semester at Purdue, I earned semester honors and was on the Dean’s list.
Parent(s): Michael Jahnke



Hannah Kiehn

School: Whitworth University, Spokane, WA
Major: Elementary Education
Activities, Interests, Honors: Saint Thomas More Catholic School Extended Care Worker, Whitworth University Bible study leader, National Society of Leadership and Success member, Whitworth
Parent(s): James and Sherri Kiehn




Samuel Kuhnau

School: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Major: Construction Management
Activities, Interests, Honors: School of Design, Construction, and Planning Ambassador, Real Estate Society, Student Finance Club, Deans List, Skateboarding and Surf Club, Wakeboard Club
Parent(s): Scott Kuhnau




Morgan Macy

School: Ohio State University: Columbus Campus, Columbus, OH
Major: Speech Pathology
Activities, Interests, Honors: Morgan is a member of the National Honors Society, Student Council, Key Club, Spanish Club, and the Superintendent Advisory Board. She is also a Varsity Cheerleading Captain for her school, as well as an All American Cheerleader. Morgan is a dancer at Creative Movement Center and is on the Student Leadership Council there as well as an assistant dance teacher.
Parent(s): Jim Macy and Amy Macy

Anna Francesca Maristela

School: Univ of Minnesota: Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Major: Psychology
Activities, Interests, Honors: International Youth Neuroscience Association-Eden Prairie Chapter, Marching Band, Woodwind Choir, Clarinet Choir, AP Scholar with Distinction
Parent(s): Veronica Maristela and Randy Maristela




Madeline McCartney

School: St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
Major: Biology
Activities, Interests, Honors: This year I was a captain and lettered for Cross Country. I also run Track. I have been a member of the National Honor Society for two years, and this year I worked with a local pregnancy resource center to organize a baby donations drive in my neighborhood. I volunteer at my church as an elementary school faith formation leader. I love to cook, read, and cross country ski for fun. I play the cello in the school orchestra as well.
Parent(s): Brandon and Sharon McCartney


Madhan Mohan

Madhan Mohan 2021 C.H. Robinson Foundation Scholarship RecipientSchool: University of Minnesota: Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Major: Computer Science
Activities, Interests, Honors: President’s Emerging Scholar, Association for Computing Machinery, Working part-time at Leadership and Talent Development Group of U of MN, Summer 2022 internship at Optum/UHG, volunteering, music, and sports.
Parent(s): Mohan Subbarayan and Sivapriya Pasupathi




Thina Nguyen

School: University of Minnesota: Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Major: Genetics, Cell Biology
Activities, Interests, Honors: I serve on the leadership of many clubs at my high school, including Club Y.E.S., HOSA, H.E.A.R.T, and Doctors of Tomorrow. Many of my clubs deal with helping and building my community, and I hope to continue this with my future career. My future plans currently include eventually attending medical school and becoming a pediatrician.
Parent(s): Thuy Le & Peter Nguyen



Aditya Prabhu

Aditya Prabhu 2021 C.H. Robinson Foundation Scholarship RecipientSchool: University of Minnesota: Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Major: Computer Engineering
Activities, Interests, Honors: Interactive Robotics and Vision Lab Volunteer, Foster Advocates Volunteer, First Year Leadership Institute, University Honors Program, Interested in Machine Learning.
Parent(s): Poornima and Ganesh Prabhu





Jennifer Reimers

School: Academy College, Minneapolis, MN
Major: Business Project Mgmt
Activities, Interests, Honors: CSPO





Adam Schriever

School: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Major: Neuroscience
Activities, Interests, Honors: Aspiring Physician Assistant, Dean’s list, Teacher’s Assistant, Intramural Sports.
Parent(s): Terry and Sue Schriever




Rachel Schriever

School: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI
Major: Undecided Business
Activities, Interests, Honors: UWEC Dance Team
Parent(s): Terry and Sue Schriever




Sharley Silbernagel

School: Ambrose University College, Calgary, AB
Major: Theology- Youth Ministry
Activities, Interests, Honors: Currently I am studying youth ministries, working towards a Bachelor of Theology. Currently I am an intern at Grace Baptist Church and help serve both the youth and young adults group in a leadership capacity. I have also been given the privilege of preaching at a Sunday morning service at my church, which is a great honour that I take very seriously. Last year at my university I was awarded a spot on the Dean’s List and have maintained straight A’s thus far.
Parent(s): Corinne and Bruce Silbernagel


Chi Vo

School: University of Minnesota: Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Major: Biology
Activities, Interests, Honors: Vietnamese Student Association of Minnesota, UMN Faculty Dental Clinic, Hope Dental Clinic, OChemConnections, Campus Band
Parent(s): Hanh Dinh and Cuong Vo

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Austin Allen

School: South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
Major: Pharmacy
Activities, Interests, Honors: Football, Golf, Student Council, FFA, and working as a Certified Nursing Assistant
Parent(s): Mandy Conger and Joe Conger




Mallory Beamer

School: University of Akron, Akron, OH
Major: Early Childhood Education
Activities, Interests, Honors: As an upcoming junior in college, I have found ways to get involved and stay busy during both high school and college. As a college student, I have been involved in Akron Council of Education Students, CHAARG, and National Society of Leadership and Success. I also have an on-campus job as a lifeguard at our rec center. When I am not in class, doing homework, working, or at meetings, I enjoy painting, working out, and spending time with my friends.
Parent(s): Ed and Jaimie Beamer


Hayley Behr

School: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Major: Dental Hygiene
Activities, Interests, Honors: Class of 2023 Dental Hygiene Class Secretary, Student American Dental Hygiene Association Member, Psi Chi International Honor Society, Chi Alpha Sigma Honors Society, and a four-year collegiate softball player at Allegheny College.
Parent(s): Jeffrey and Kimberly Behr




Gustin Behring

School: University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
Major: Bachelors in Aviation
Activities, Interests, Honors: FFA, Flying, Gaming, Hanging out with Friends
Parent(s): Gene & Guyla Behring





Morgan Bundy

School: Troy University, Troy, AL
Major: Exercise Science-PreHealth
Activities, Interests, Honors: Leadership Scholar, Chi Omega Sorority, Make-A-Wish Foundation Fundraising, Intramural Volleyball and Softball, Volunteer for Miracle League Baseball and Relay for Life Road Block. Interests include: attending concerts and sporting events, hunting and fishing, and going to the beach.
Parent(s): Max and Lynn Bundy


Chloe Cielke

School: Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Major: Animal Science
Activities, Interests, Honors: Highest GPA in their class- 2018-2019, Academic All-State Selection- 2017-2019, Discovery FFA Degree- 2016, GreenHand FFA Degree- 2018, All-League (Volleyball)- 2020-2021, All-State Honorable Mention (Volleyball)- 2020-2021, Most Defensive Player of the Year (Volleyball)- 2020-2021, All-League (Basketball)- 2020-2021, Academic Achievement Top 10 – 2019-2021, High School Volleyball- 2016- Present, Club Volleyball- 2018-2020, High School Basketball- 2017-2018, 2019-Present

Parent(s): Shawn and Amy Cielke



Mary Congleton

School: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Major: Math Education & Statistics
Activities, Interests, Honors: NC State Teaching Fellows, NC State Student Alumni Association member, NC State Dean’s List, High School Valedictorian, Wake County Big Sweep volunteer, RISE Against Hunger volunteer, Walnut Creek Watershed Learning Network member, Watershed Stewardship Crew, Weekly Trivia Night, Babysitter, & Math Tutor.
Parent(s): Rob and Donna Congleton



Lauren Crutsinger

Lauren Crutsinger 2021 C.H. Robinson Foundation Scholarship Recipient

School: University of Missouri: Columbia, Columbia, MO
Major: Animal Science
Activities, Interests, Honors: Mizzou Livestock Judging Team, Mizzou Block and Bridle, Mizzou Pre-Vet Club, Missouri Junior Cattlemen’s Association, Missouri Hereford Association
Parent(s): Larry & Angela Crutsinger



Morgan Crutsinger

School: University of Missouri: Columbia, Columbia, MO
Major: Agriculture Education
Activities, Interests, Honors: I am currently still an active member of FFA and received my American FFA Degree in October. I am an active member of the Bethlehem General Baptist Church in Crump, Missouri and have been on the Dean’s list every semester!!
Parent(s): Larry & Angela Crutsinger




Abby Groen

School: Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Major: Kinesiology And Health
Activities, Interests, Honors: SHAPE Iowa student leader, SHAPE Iowa Leadership Council, PE Club social media chair, involved in the Best Buddies program, and ISU Dean’s List fall of 2019 through fall of 2021. I’m interested in spending quality time with my family and friends, baking, exercising, reading, taking road trips, watching sports with my fiance, and more!

Parent(s): Larry and Linda Groen


Skyler Groen

Skylar Groen 2021 C.H. Robinson Foundation Scholarship Recipient

School: Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Major: Accounting
Activities, Interests, Honors: Dean’s List Fall 2019-2021, Prien Family Award, Forever Scholar 2019-2021 award, and two internships. Interests include lifting, reading, spending time with family and friends, and all things Catholic.
Parent(s): Larry and Linda Groen



Sydney Hare

School: Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS
Major: Communication Sciences
Activities, Interests, Honors: I have been involved in several clubs at my school: National Honor Society, SADD, KAYS, FCCLA, Student Council, FFA, FCA, Scholars Bowl, Engineering Club and Yearbook Club. I also work part time as a waitress and part time as a data entry clerk. One of my main interests that I have been doing for 5 years is photography. Recently I was honored as a Kansas State Scholar, as well as achieving the highest honor roll at my high school.
Parent(s): Keith & Jennifer Hare



Ryan Hayes

School: Union College, Schenectady, NY
Major: Economics
Activities, Interests, Honors: Interning this summer in the healthcare investment banking group at SVB Leerink in NYC., Union College Men’s Varsity Crew, Interned past summer at Goldman Sachs, Dean’s List every eligible year (Freshman/Sophomore)
Parent(s): Robert Hayes


Emily Heskett

School: Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Major: Environmental Engineering
Activities, Interests, Honors: Montana State University College of Engineering Ambassador, member of Montana State University’s Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, Montana State University Undergraduate Research Grant Recipient ,member of the Montana State University Honors College, Western Undergraduate Exchange Award Recipient, recipient of the 2020 and 2021 C.H. Robinson Foundation Scholarship, Spokane Scholar in Social Studies, AP Scholar with Distinction.
Parent(s): Rob and Katharine Heskett


Annalise Huggins

School: University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Major: Business Management
Activities, Interests, Honors: As a current freshman at the University of Georgia I have been involved in my sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha. I served as my chapters Junior Panhellenic representative 1st semester, and then as the assistant Panhellenic delegate 2nd semester. I also serve on my chapter’s programs council as a member of banner committee. I am also a member of the Terry School of Business Women’s Initiative. I worked as a server at Athens Country Club and continue to paint frequently. I was on Deans List 1st semester.
Parent(s): Keith Huggins & Laura Huggins


Abigail Lane

School: Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN
Major: Music Education
Activities, Interests, Honors: Golden Eagle Marching Band Drum Major, Symphony Band Principal Clarinetist, Bryan Symphony Orchestra, TTU Society of Clarinets President, Kappa Kappa Psi Lambda Rho Treasurer, Tennessee Tech Dean’s List
Parent(s): Jason and Teresa Lane



Kara Lane

School: Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, TN
Major: Accounting and Finance
Activities, Interests, Honors: Freed-Hardeman University Society of Future Accountants Member, Chi Beta Chi Social Club Member, 2021 Siegel High School Valedictorian, 2020 Governor’s School for the Arts, Former Siegel High School Drum Major, AP Capstone Student
Parent(s): Jason and Teresa Lane



Ashley Laster

School: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Major: Biology
Activities, Interests, Honors: I am currently in the honors college at the University of Arkansas. I am pursuing a major in biology and a minor in Spanish and plan to attend dental school after graduating from college. I volunteer at various events with my sorority. I enjoy studying with friends and spending time with my family. I received the Chancellor’s award last semester and the Semper Fidelis Award in Musical Excellence, the John Phillip Sousa Award, and all-state in swim and band in high school.
Parent(s): Robert and Marilyn Laster


Sydney Riddle

School: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Major: Lighting Design & Tech
Activities, Interests, Honors: This summer I will be working at Bandit Lites in their warehouse working with industry professionals. Bandit Lites is a lighting rental company with high level clients like Garth Brooks. At school, I have been on the Dean’s list every semester since the first semester of freshman year. I have also worked on multiple shows at my school since freshman year. Next year I will be Head Electrician for “A Dream Play” and Assistant Lighting Designer for Sharon Huizinga at the Cincinnati Ballet.
Parent(s): Don and Manya Riddle


Emma Sands

School: Penn State University Park, University Park, PA
Major: Accounting
Activities, Interests, Honors: Secretary of Student Government Organization; Member of The Revolt (University Newspaper), 4 Seasons, and Veteran’s Support Club; Dean’s List: Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Fall 2021
Parent(s): Corey and Jessica Sands



Aleksa Sekularac

School: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Major: Neuroscience
Activities, Interests, Honors: I have been an active member of the Balkan Slavic Student Association at the University of Michigan. I am on the University Honors List and I have also received the University of Michigan Vistors Award. My main interests are in Neuroscience and healthcare, and I hope to broaden both my knowledge and interest in both fields at the University of Michigan.
Parent(s): Tatyana Sekularac



Jaspreet Singh

School: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Major: Information Technology
Activities, Interests, Honors: Currently pursuing Information Technology (Software development) and Masters in Business Administration. Interests: Singing, Dancing, Acting, Working out, Drawing and painting, public speaking, influencing and inspiring people. Awards: Dean’s List Recipient 2020, 2021, 2022, Scholastics Drawing and Painting Gold Award Winner, Regional Congressional Award (Art), Folk Dance Excellence Award

Parent(s): Kanwaljit Kaur


Danica Tosic

School: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Major: BS Psychology
Activities, Interests, Honors: My intended path in college is to study psychology in a science path and possibly double major or minor in French. In high school I have been part of National Art Honors Society, National Honors Society, and have taken many AP classes and ECCP classes to prepare for college. This has enrolled me in the Honors College in Milwaukee where I plan to take many of my classes. In my free time I enjoy snowboarding, skateboarding, and attending taekwondo classes.
Parent(s):Snezana and Gojko Tosic


Elinor Werner

School: Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI
Major: Occupational Therapy
Activities, Interests, Honors: Student Association of Occupational Therapy Member (2020-2022), Deans List (2019-2022), EBP Awards Speaker
Parent(s):Donald and Nicole Werner




Courtney Wood

School: University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Major: Undecided
Activities, Interests, Honors: I have done over 300 hours of community service and have multiple leadership roles at my school such as being vice president of the class of 2022 and president of student government. Since my junior year, I have been an active member of our NHS chapter and am treasurer of the organization this year. I have also been nominated for the DAR Scholarship and have been invited into the Fox11 Best of Class Ceremony. I’m grateful for this award and am looking forward to further pursuing my interests.
Parent(s): Crystal and Don Wood

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