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C.H. Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program - 2023 Recipients
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C.H. Robinson Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the:

C.H. Robinson Employee and Dependent Children Scholarship Program

C.H. Robinson Truckload Contract Carriers Employees and Dependent Children Scholarship Program

2023 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 currently serve on the UWRF Student Government Association Executive Board and the College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council. I am passionate about higher education, mindfulness research, and student mental health advocacy.
Parent(s): Jennifer Al-Najim

Gracie Buesgens

School: University of Minnesota: Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Major: Family Social Sciences
Activities, Interests, Honors: Dean’s List, Fall 2022
Parent(s): Danielle Buesgens

Elsie Craig

School: Hope College, Holland, MI
Major: Business & Communication
Activities, Interests, Honors: In my second year at Hope College, I have continued in my extracurriculars such as a Bible study leader, Dance Marathon Publicity Co-Chair, weekly service at Benjamin’s Hope, and research on COVID-19 Economic Narratives. I was also on the Dean’s List for both semesters and received the Sophomore Business Award. This summer, I will live in Holland, MI, where I will work as the New Student Orientation Director for the Hope College class of 2027!
Parent(s): Jason and Katie Craig

Riley Cross

School: Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
Major: Commerce
Activities, Interests, Honors: Four-year honor roll student, excellence in education award, French bilingual certification, provincially ranked badminton player, captain/quarterback of the flag football team, high school soccer, volleyball, track, and field athlete, volunteer within the community – including running a student versus police hockey game to fundraise for the local food bank. Interests include being active, water sports, downhill skiing, traveling, and outdoor activities.
Parent(s): Greg and Karen Cross

Ainsley D’Alfonso

School: University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
Major: Speech Pathology
Activities, Interests, Honors: Ainsley is a member of the National Honors Society, Retreat Team, Fundraising Committee, and Spanish Club at St. Joseph Catholic School. She has been captain of the Varsity Cheer Team for the past two years and point guard for the Varsity Basketball team for the past four years. She has been awarded All American Cheerleader twice and chosen for the All District Team for basketball. She is also an active member in her Church and community, where she has given over 140 hours of service.
Parent(s): Brian and Amy D’Alfonso

Cassandra Ecklund

School: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Major: Pre-nursing
Activities, Interests, Honors: Ridge scholar, Academic honor roll, Choir UIL 7th Chair, National Hispanic Recognition Program, Academic All District, Church Youth Leader, Peer Assistance and Leadership (PALS), Church Girls youth President, School Volleyball Leadership
Parent(s): Vance and Luisa Ecklund

Nicole Giuliani

School: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Major: International Studies
Activities, Interests, Honors: I am the captain of the Wisconsin Sailing Team and an active racing member, winning this past fall’s Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta Championship. I have been on the Dean’s List all 6 semesters of college and am a member of the honors program at UW Madison. This past semester I participated in a study abroad program in Ecuador to study tropical conservation and global sustainability with the Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation.
Parent(s): Mary Giuliani

Izabella Gonzalez

School: College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN
Major: Business Leadership
Activities, Interests, Honors: Vice President of Professional Activities – Delta Sigma Pi, Omega Phi Chapter “Rookie of The Year” Award, CSB Dance Team, Honors Scholars Program, Campus Minister, Dean’s List 2023, Staff Member at Spirit In The Pines Church Camp
Parent(s): Jennifer Gonzalez

Emma Grojean

School: Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, OH
Major: Theology and Catechetics
Activities, Interests, Honors: My sophomore year I lead a mission trip to New Mexico, was part of household and on outreach and fundraising team for that, team leader for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for the past six years, work study job with the Steubenville Conferences, and am a head summer swim team coach over the summers. For the past four years, I have been a lifeguard and swim lesson instructor. Last summer I taught 30 different children to swim!
Parent(s): Douglas and Angela Grojean

Sophia Guzman

School: University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Major: Neuroscience
Activities, Interests, Honors: I’m graduating with the highest honors and served as an officer in multiple organizations including National Honor Society , Math NHS, Science NHS, Key Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and am a founder of the Red Cross Club. I have danced for 15 years and enjoy singing and writing music. I am actively involved in my church on the worship team as a vocalist and went on several international mission trips. I’m a huge Taylor Swift fan and the eras tour was the highlight of my senior year!
Parent(s): Frank and Denise Guzman

Emily Hed

School: College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, Saint Joseph, MN
Major: Computer Science
Activities, Interests, Honors: I am a part of the Computer Science Club and the Benedictine Living Learning Community on campus. I also work as an on-campus graphic designer for Student Activities and am a Dean’s List recipient. In my free time, I enjoy being outside, designing clothing, and cooking!
Parent(s): Josh Hed and Tami Hed

Jessica Hurtado

School: Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Major: Global Studies
Activities, Interests, Honors: President of Barrington Model United Nations, Varsity member of Barrington Lincoln, Douglas Debate, President of Barrington G1rlC0de, Forensic Manager of Barrington speech and debate teams, Member of College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program, Barrington AP student association member, Member of National Honors Society, Presidential Service Award recipient
Parent(s): Refugio Hurtado

Samuel Jansen

School: University of Minnesota: Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Major: Health-Service Management
Activities, Interests, Honors: I was named the president of a club here called Gophers Respect Life. I am still a part of Catholic Students United and I plan on being much more active in that group next year.
Parent(s): Scott Stueve and Catherine Cayo

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 University field placement volunteer and Teachers of Tomorrow club member.
Parent(s): James and Sherri Kiehn

Riley Klein

School: College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
Major: Fiber & Textiles
Activities, Interests, Honors: Driven to communicate through craft & design, Riley’s creativity manifests through hand-woven art & social entrepreneurship. Riley is an RA at her college, the Fibers Studio Assistant, & works in CCS’s Institutional Advancement Dept. Riley also has served as President of the Namtenga Project, using woven textiles to support the village in Burkina Faso through fundraisers; co-founded YouthTank, a youth-led startup enabling young entrepreneurs; & showed her art in 5 museum & gallery exhibitions.
Parent(s): Jason & Stephanie Klein, Erin & Robert Doan

Morgan Macy

School: Ohio State University: Columbus Campus, Columbus, OH
Major: Speech & Hearing Sciences
Activities, Interests, Honors: I have danced my whole life and am still doing so in college. I have made the deans list both semesters of my freshman year of college. I am a part of NSSLHA, fighting pretty and am a member of the Alpha Phi sorority.
Parent(s): Amy and Jim Macy

Anna Francesca Maristela

School: University of Minnesota: Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Major: Psychology
Activities, Interests, Honors: Philippine Student Association Board Intern and Philippine Cultural Night Logistics Committee Member, Dean’s List (Fall and Spring Semester), FamiLee Lab Research Assistant, ASPIRE Program Member
Parent(s): Veronica Maristela

Brooklyn Marshall

School: Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL
Major: Kinesiology Pre-OT
Activities, Interests, Honors: In my first year of college, I played on the Varsity Women’s Basketball team, made the Dean’s List for the Fall semester, and was involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes. During Spring Break, I returned home and volunteered in my high school’s special needs classroom. When I am not studying, playing basketball, or working out, I love hanging out with all my friends. After undergrad, I plan on continuing my education to obtain a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy.
Parent(s): Brad & Alecia Marshall

Madhan Mohan

School: University of Minnesota: Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Major: Computer Science
Activities, Interests, Honors: President’s Emerging Scholar, John Feigal Scholar, Association for Computing Machinery, working part-time as a DevOps/Cloud Engineer at Optum, Summer 2023 SE 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 And Cell Biology
Activities, Interests, Honors: I’ve been on the Dean’s list for the past 4 semesters I’ve spent at the U of M. Outside of my classes, I like to prioritize pre-med activities, such as volunteering at the Fairview Hospital and doing research on the cognitive development of children. I spend my summers working at a daycare/preschool and love staying active through lifting at the gym and attending group workout classes with my friends. I also enjoy cooking/baking and indulging in foods from all cuisines.
Parent(s): Thuy Le & Peter Nguyen

Jennifer Reimers

School: Academy College, Minneapolis, MN
Major: Business Project Management
Activities, Interests, Honors: Honor Roll, Director’s List, 4.0 GPA

Abigail Schenck

School: Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Major: Nursing
Activities, Interests, Honors: During my time at Florida State University, I have been involved in my sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta. Through my sorority, I have had amazing opportunities to give back to the community such as the Dance Marathon program on campus. I’m also involved in the hiking club and enjoy yoga and swimming. I’ve also been on Dean’s list both semesters while on campus.
Parent(s): Jeffery Schenck

Rachel Schriever

School: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI
Major: Chemistry & Business
Activities, Interests, Honors: National Honors Society, Letters of Love Club, UWEC Dance Team, Honors Recipient
Parent(s): Terry & Sue Schriever

Kayla Shea

School: University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
Major: Exercise Science
Activities, Interests, Honors: National Honors Society, Spanish Honors Society, Varsity Track, Varsity Cross Country, Cross Country Captain, Best Buddies and working with kids with special needs, Top 10% of High School Student Award, Top 10% of Illinois Student Award
Parent(s): Jen and Josh Shea

Aaron Sumrall

School: Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Major: Electrical Engineering
Activities, Interests, Honors: Presidential List, Dean’s List, Lacrosse
Parent(s): Greg and Sherri Sumrall

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2023 C.H. Robinson Truckload Contract Carriers Employees and Dependent Children Scholarship Program

Austin Allen

School: South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
Major: Pharmacy
Activities, Interests, Honors:  During my first year at South Dakota state I have been participating in the honor college, hall government, and a recruitment scholarship committee for my fraternity.
Parent(s): Joe and Mandy Conger

Taylor Anderson

School: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Major: Agricultural Economics
Activities, Interests, Honors: I am currently a member of the sorority Alpha Omicron Pi, FLARE (Freshman Leaders in ArtSci Reaching Excellence), and Women in Economics. I spend my free time competing at barrel races with my horses, as well.
Parent(s): Ben & Andrea Anderson

Landree Bacher

School: University of Findlay, Findlay, OH
Major: Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Activities, Interests, Honors: My current activities and interests include 4-H, FFA, gardening, raising goats, and running my small business. As far as awards, I have recently earned 8th place individual in the Ohio FFA State General Livestock Judging Competition.
Parent(s): Dave and Darcy Bacher

Cade Bemis

School: Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Major: Business Data Analytics
Activities, Interests, Honors: Varsity Football Team Captain, Football Academic All State, Varsity Basketball Team Captain 12, Iowa Governor Scholar, Future Business Leaders of America, Rising Ruritans Member, FFA, Cross Age Mentor Program, Heisman Scholar School Award
Parent(s): Chad and Sherry Bemis

Thomas Black

School: Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
Major: Exercise/Movement Science
Activities, Interests, Honors: Phi Theta Kappa member, Inducted Spring of 2022, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Recipient (Missouri State University) Spring 2023, Crowder College Honor Roll- Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Fall 2022
Crowder College Magna Cum Laude Graduate Fall 2022, Transfer Excellence Scholarship Recipient (Missouri State University) Spring 2023
Parent(s): Mrs. Margie Black and Mr. Scott Black

Morgan Bundy

School: Troy University, Troy, AL
Major: Exercise Science Pre-Health
Activities, Interests, Honors: Member of Chi Omega Sorority, Recruitment Chair Assistant for Chi Omega, active in intramural softball, volleyball, and flag football, fundraising for Chi Omega’s Philanthropy: Make a Wish Foundation
Parent(s): Max & Lynn Bundy

Alondra Corrales

School: University of California: Riverside, Riverside, CA
Major: Business
Activities, Interests, Honors: I am a four-year varsity soccer player and was named team captain this year. I have also been varsity cross-country and Track and field. I have revied the student-athlete award for maintaining at 4.0 GPA. And I am honored of being a potential valedictorian.
Parent(s): Gustavo and Martha Corrales

Lauren Crutsinger

School: University of Missouri: Columbia, Columbia, MO
Major: Animal Sciences
Activities, Interests, Honors: 2022 Mizzou Livestock Judging Team, Fall 2022 MU CAFNR Deans List
Parent(s): Larry and Angela Crutsinger

Leo Diamantis

School: Kent State University, Kent, OH
Major: Economics
Activities, Interests, Honors: Fall 2022 Kent State President’s List & Kent State Dean’s List every semester since Summer 2020, National Merit Scholarship Finalist, Rotary Student of the Month for September 2022, Attended LAB (Learning About Business) camp in 06/2022 and was chosen 2022 Male Valedictorian, Attended Camp RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) in 06/2022 and was chosen 2022 Outstanding Leader, District Finalist in the Rotary 4 Way Speech Contest in 04/2022, 2020 Billy Michal Student Leadership Award
Parent(s): Nick and Irene Diamantis

Blake Everett

School: University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
Major: Accounting
Activities, Interests, Honors: After joining the Deans Honors List my first semester at UCA, I have enjoyed getting to grow both socially and academically through the spring. I have recently received a position as the IFC Representative on our campuses Judicial Board. I look forward to the opportunities this scholarship will provide me with!
Parent(s): Angela Everett, Shannon Everett, Dana Everett

Zachary Grabowski

School: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Major: Film And Media Studies
Activities, Interests, Honors: I will be graduating Penn-Trafford High School. I am currently a member of the National Honor Society, the International Thespian Society, the Community Action Program, the Penn-Trafford High School Drama Guild, the Slam Poetry Club, the Unified Club, and the Literary Encouragement Organization (L.E.O club). I am an Executive Producer for PTTV. I most recently won an DMAC Award of Excellence for Feature Package. I won the Noble Warrior Award for the second quarter this year.
Parent(s): Michael and Erin Grabowski

Sydney Hare

School: Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS
Major: Communication Sciences
Activities, Interests, Honors: Class president, class salutatorian, Leadership LLC Service Project
Parent(s): Keith & Jennifer Hare

Emily Heskett

School: Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Major: Environmental Engineering
Activities, Interests, Honors: Montana State University College of Engineering Ambassador and Coordinator, 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, 2021 and 2022 C.H. Robinson Foundation Scholarship, Spokane Scholar in Social Studies, AP Scholar with Distinction
Parent(s): Rob and Katharine Heskett

Reid Holmquist

School: South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
Major: Civil Engineering
Activities, Interests, Honors: I am involved in football, wrestling, baseball, and trap shooting. I like to hunt and fish and be outdoors.
Parent(s): Brent and Cammie Holmquist

Carson House

School: Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR
Major: Computer Science
Activities, Interests, Honors: Basketball All-Conference, Baseball State Tournament, President of FBLA, Received Outstanding Student in Marketing & Oral Communication, Beta Club Member, National Honors Society
Parent(s): Stephanie House

Annalise Huggins

School: University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Major: Business Management
Activities, Interests, Honors: I just completed my second year at the University of Georgia where I was accepted into the Terry College of Business as a Business Management major with an emphasis in supply chain. I continue to be involved in the Terry Women’s Initiative, my sorority Zeta Tau Alpha, and my church while working at Athens Country Club. I was selected as an intern with Barnes Law Group, where I will work as a law clerk while living in Marietta, GA over the summer.
Parent(s): Keith and Laura Huggins

Kara Lane

School: Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, TN
Major: Accounting And Finance
Activities, Interests, Honors: Vice President for the Society of Future Accountants, Tennessee Society of CPA’s student member, Supplemental Instructor for Principles of Accounting, Sewell Scholarship for Women in Business, Chi Beta Chi Social Club member
Parent(s): Jason and Teresa Lane

Abigail Lane

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

Ashley Laster

School: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Major: Biology
Activities, Interests, Honors: I am a sophomore at the University of Arkansas obtaining a major in biology and a minor in Spanish with a pre-dental focus. I am involved in my sorority, Kappa Delta, where I am the Director of Finance. I currently volunteer at Welcome Health clinic an have volunteered with Arkansas Mission of Mercy, which provides dental care to low income individuals. My favorite hobbies include swimming, cycling, and game nights with friends. I have received the Chancellor’s award for the years 2021 and 2022.
Parent(s): Bob and Marilyn Laster

Alejandro Pesqueira Bojorquez

School: Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo, MX-SO
Major: Medicine
Activities, Interests, Honors: I am a young man interested in medical and scientific knowledge, however I have hobbies like music, playing guitar and reading.
Parent(s): Magnolia Bojorquez

Serena Rogers

School: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
Major: Psychology
Activities, Interests, Honors: Honors Society, A School Production
Parent(s): Elizabeth and Douglas Wiggins

Hannah Smoke

School: University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
Major: Music Education
Activities, Interests, Honors: University of Central Arkansas Wind Ensemble, Treasurer of the University of Central Arkansas National Association of Music Education, University of Central Arkansas music librarian
Parent(s): Crystal Smoke

Alexander Swanson

School: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Major: Writing
Activities, Interests, Honors: Football – 4 years, Leadership council – 2 years, Special Team Lead – 2 years, All district academic team – 4 year, Athletic award 4 years; National Honor Society – 2 years (11-12); Track and Field – 4 years; Speech drama and theater – 2 years (11-12), Readers theater state speech 2022 – 2023; Mock Trial – 1 year Regional Outstanding Witness (nominated by all four judges for both characters), All State Witness Honorable Mention (nominated for both characters); School Play – 2 years (11-12)
Parent(s): Jamie & Jennifer Adkins

Josie Wood

School: University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Major: Astronomy
Activities, Interests, Honors: I have done research on White Dwarfs and helioseismology through UT Austin’s Freshman Research Initiative (FRI), been Volunteer Coordinator for the Outreach Committee for the Society of Advancing Gender Equity in STEM (SAGES), and volunteered with the Astronomy Students Association at UT.
Parent(s): Crystal and Don Wood

Emily Young

School: University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
Major: Nursing
Activities, Interests, Honors: I enjoy going to the beach with my friends, hanging out with my family, and playing tennis. I am currently a nursing student at the University of West Florida. I have received the honor of being on the President’s List due to my GPA each semester of college so far.
Parent(s): Brian Young

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