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C.H. Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program - 2024 Recipients
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C.H. Robinson Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the:

Employee and Dependent Scholarship Program

Carrier and Dependent Scholarship Program

2024 Employee and Dependent Scholarship Program

Annabelle Anderson

School: University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls, WI
Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Activities, Interests, Honors: I am currently a student at the University of Wisconsin River Falls. I am studying Communication Sciences and Disorders and my dream career is to be a Speech Language.
Parent(s): Nathan and Angela Anderson

Gracie Buesgens

School: University of Minnesota: Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Major: Family Social Sciences and Psychology
Activities, Interests, Honors: I am currently volunteering at the Aurora Center as a Direct Service Advocate and also work as a Section Leader for two freshman courses. In addition to these activities, I am the secretary of the Family Social Science Student Group in which I organize events around volunteer work and community building. I am interested in pursuing a Master’s in Social Work after achieving my two undergraduate degrees.
Parent(s): Danielle and Jerry Buesgens

Charlotte Cox

School: Tulane
Major: Architecture
Activities, Interests, Honors: I am graduating from Walter Payton College Prep, where I’m a current member of the National Honors Society, French Honors Society, and Payton Dance Company. I’m an ISAC State Scholar and an AP Scholar. I’m a Girls Build Advisory Council member at the Chicago Architecture Center and an alumnus of their Teen Fellows program. Last summer, I interned at Ross Barney Architects, and I’m excited to study architecture in college! My interests include music, dance, reading, fashion, film, and travel.
Parent(s): Kevin and Shelly Cox

Elsie Craig

School: Hope College, Holland, MI
Major: Business and Communication
Activities, Interests, Honors: As I enter my senior year at Hope College, I am grateful for various student leadership roles and experiences. In December, I presented research at the Copenhagen Business School and will continue research with that professor this summer. I am a part of the Baker Scholars, a business leadership development group, and have been on the Dean’s list for all of my semesters at Hope. Additionally, I will be one of the Directors for Dance Marathon and New Student Orientation.
Parent(s): Jason and Katie Craig

Ainsley D’Alfonso

School: University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
Major: Speech Pathology and Audiology
Activities, Interests, Honors: President’s List, Campus Outreach, Kappa Delta Sorority, KD Pan Del Assistant, KD Dance Chair, KD Bid Day Committee, Student Alumni Association, and Ongoing Volunteering and Fundraising.
Parent(s): Brian and Amy D’Alfonso

Izabella Gonzalez

School: College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN
Major: Public Relations, Advertising, and Marketing
Activities, Interests, Honors: College of Saint Benedict Competition Dance Team, Vice President: Bennies in Business Club, Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, Honors Scholars College, 3x Dean’s List Recipient, College of Saint Benedict Women in Leadership Scholarship Winner.
Parent(s): Carlos and Jenny Gonzalez

Emma Grojean

School: Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, OH
Major: Theology and Catechetics
Activities, Interests, Honors: In college, I have gotten involved in a multitude of different activities including three mission trips, a household mentorship program, the swim team this past year, a work study program with the Steubenville Conferences, and studying abroad last semester in Austria! I am so excited for my senior year as I take on new leadership roles and finish out my degree! Over the summers, I am the head swim team coach where I also have lifeguarded and taught swim lessons at the past four summers.
Parent(s): Angela and Douglas Grojean

Madeline Hauck

School: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Major: Accounting, Information Systems
Activities, Interests, Honors: Current sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison double majoring in Accounting and Information Systems, Brand and Merchandising Chair of AreaRED (student-led collaboration with UW athletics), active member of Beta Alpha Psi, volunteer at A Just Brew (non-profit in affiliation with the International Justice Mission), Business Systems Analyst intern at Graco (Summer 2024), incoming Audit intern at KPMG (Summer 2025).
Parent(s): Dave and Laura Hauck

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 on-campus as Head of Marketing and graphic designer for Student Leadership and Engagement and am a Dean’s List recipient. In my free time, I enjoy being outside, designing posters, and cooking!
Parent(s): Josh and Tami Hed

Olivia Hirsch

School: Boston University, Boston, MA
Major: Film
Activities, Interests, Honors: National Honors Society, French Honors Society, STREETZ Dance Convention Company, Dancers Domain Company
Parent(s): Lisa Piccione and Duane Hirsch

Jessica Hurtado

School: Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Major: Global Studies and Economics
Activities, Interests, Honors: Pre-Law Student, 2024 Iacocca International Intern, Lehigh University College of Arts and Sciences Student Panelist, United Nations Association Members, Lehigh University Community Service Office Tutor, Lehigh University Orientation Leader, Lehigh University Navigate LU Mentor
Parent(s): Ray Hurtado

Ella Jamison

School: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI
Major: Communication Science and Disorders
Activities, Interests, Honors: Member of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, member of the Honors College at UW-Whitewater, Initiated in Delta Zeta Sorirty with Historian position, Dean’s list for Fall 2023
Parent(s): Renee Jamison and Michael Jamison

Samuel Jansen

School: University of Minnesota: Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Major: Health Services Management
Activities, Interests, Honors: Currently, I serve as the President of Students for Human Life here at the University of Minnesota. I am also a member of the Catholic Students group on campus. When I am not working on something for the club or school, I enjoy reading, cross-country skiing, and spending time at my cabin in Northern Minnesota. I was a member of my college’s Dean’s List last semester and I am on pace to be on it as well this semester.
Parent(s): Catherine Cayo and Scott Stueve

Kylie Linthicum

School: Vanguard University of Southern California, Costa Mesa, CA
Major: Engineering Physics
Activities, Interests, Honors: Honors College Acceptance at Vanguard, NHS President, Seal of Biliteracy, English, History, and Science Cords of Honor
Parent(s): Aaron Linthicum

Mija Lisnich

School: Miami University: Oxford, Oxford, OH
Major: Finance
Activities, Interests, Honors: Direct admission into Farmer School of Business at Miami University. Admitted into the Honors College at Miami University. DePaul College Prep Student body Vice President. Part time hostess job. National Honors Society and Rho Kappa Honors Society.
Parent(s): Phillip and Angie Lisnich

Morgan Macy

School: Ohio State University: Columbus Campus, Columbus, OH
Major: Speech & Hearing Sciences
Activities, Interests, Honors: Member Alpha Phi Sorority, on the NSSLHA Executive board, SSPDS Executive board, College or Speech and Hearing Advisory Committee, 4th semester on the deans list, member of Dance Connections,Fighting Pretty and of Letters of Love
Parent(s): Amy and Jim Macy

Megan Macy

School: University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
Major: Communications
Activities, Interests, Honors: I am actively involved in SADD Club, Key Club, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, National Honor Society, Quill and Scroll Honor Society, Student Government, Co-Editor of the Yearbook, and Track & Field.
Parent(s): Amy and Jim Macy

Anna Francesca Maristela

School: University of Minnesota: Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Major: Psychology
Activities, Interests, Honors: As a current second-year psychology student, I am involved in my school community as Advocacy Chair on the student board for the Philippine Student Association of Minnesota, as well as a mentor in the ASPIRE Program. I also volunteer at the Domestic Abuse Project and The Aurora Center on their helplines. In my free time, I like to paint, play piano and ukulele, try new places to eat, and hang out with friends!
Parent(s): Veronica Maristela and Randy Maristela

Anna Miller

School: University of South Carolina: Columbia, Columbia, SC
Major: Psychology
Activities, Interests, Honors: I have played volleyball for 10 years, and now I coach a team. I am in my eleventh and final year of studio dancing. I am Co-President of the Shakopee Student Council, Vice President of Fundraising and Volunteering of Shakopee HOSA, and an active member of the National Honor Society. I work as a Certified Nursing Assistant at a nursing home. I also go to an eight-week summer camp in Northern Minnesota called Ogichi Daa Kwe. I’ve been on nine backpacking and canoeing trips with this camp!
Parent(s): Joy Miller

Thina Nguyen

School: University of Minnesota: Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Major: Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development
Activities, Interests, Honors: I’m an undergraduate research assistant at DCAN Labs, where we do research with children who have ADHD and/or Autism. I’m also a volunteer at M Health Fairview and a student mentor for the Nature of Life program at UMN. I recently got my EMT certification and plan to work in a hospital Emergency Room this summer. Aside from these extracurriculars, my hobbies involve reading, baking, drawing, and trying fun new restaurants or activities (like pickleball) with my friends and family.
Parent(s): Thuy Le

Riley O’Sullivan

School: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Major: Psychology
Activities, Interests, Honors: Member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Awarded for 3rd place in the University of Kentuckys WRD department first-year awards essay category. Elected as director of Academics for the Kentucky Beta chapter of Pi Beta Phi. University of Kentucky Psychology Department Peer Tutor. Participated in the University of Kentucky’s Greek Sing.
Parent(s): Sean and Courtney O’Sullivan

Taylor Pritchard

School: Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO
Major: Psychology
Activities, Interests, Honors: I have been active at my local church, Manna Fellowship. I am a part-time student at Northwest Missouri State University and am on track to earn my bachelor’s degree in psychology. I work full time at Freightquote by CH Robinson. My interests include reading fiction books, finding all the goods deals at my local thrift stores and spending time with loved ones.
Parent(s): Biological Parents – Mandy Stevenson & Rick Pritchard
Stepparents – Ashley Pritchard & Billy Stevenson

Johnson Shen

School: University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
Major: Legal
Activities, Interests, Honors: Having a keen interest in sports, particularly short-distance track events, I had the honor of representing my school in the 4x100m relay at the NSW State Carnival in 2023. I am eager to study legal knowledge and am willing to utilize my expertise to assist others.
Parent(s): Catherine Zhang

Delaney Shrader

School: Roane State Community College, Harriman, TN
Major: Elementary Education
Activities, Interests, Honors: As a 4-year letterman for the Farragut High School softball team, I am on the honor roll and have contributed well over 100 community service hours. I am a member of NHS, NTHS, Key Club, FANS, and FCA. I am also very involved with our school’s Young Life. This past November, I accepted an offer to play collegiate softball at Roane State Community College. While there, I will begin my studies in elementary education.
Parent(s): Butch and Megan Shrader

Aaron White

School: University of Tennessee: Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
Major: Construction Science and Ag Systems
Activities, Interests, Honors: Youth Leadership Rutherford, National Honors Society, Two-year DECA State Competitor, 3-year high school baseball player, 1-year high school golfer, Microsoft word, excel, and outlook specialist, National Technical Honors Society, Beta Epsilon
Parent(s): Amy and Jason White

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2024 Carrier and Dependent Scholarship Program

Addison Arens

School: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Major: Pre-Pharmacy
Activities, Interests, Honors: While in college I have been involved in the Rural Scholars Research Group, University of Iowa Hospital Volunteer, and the Newman Center Service, Social Justice and Advocacy Leadership Team. I made the Dean’s List for Fall 2023, and I am a University of Iowa College of Pharmacy Assured Admission student.
Parent(s): Jeff and Jackie Arens

Cade Bemis

School: Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Major: Finance
Activities, Interests, Honors: Finance Club, ISU Football Intramurals, ISU Basketball Intramurals, ISU Deans List, Iowa Athletic Association Official, Pekin Youth Sports Volunteer.
Parent(s): Chad and Sherry Bemis

Lillian Bouton

School: Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Saint Mary of the Woods, IN
Major: Equine Pre-Veterinary Science
Activities, Interests, Honors: This semester I have been heavily involved in my roles as Vice President of Sustainability Club, Junior Class Treasurer, Treasurer of Pre-Veterinary Club, Vice President of Psychology Club, a Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Scholar, Manager of the Le Fer Hall front desk, and a student tutor in our Learning Resource Center. Just a few days ago, I was honored to receive my Woods Ring. This ceremony is a big tradition and legacy here at The Woods. On Saturday, I’ll be attending an Achievement Banquet.
Parent(s): David and Dawna Bouton

Isabella Brent

School: Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Major: Criminal Justice & Criminology
Activities, Interests, Honors: Eastern Michigan University Women’s Track & Field Team Captain, Eastern Michigan University Women’s Track & Field hammer and weight thrower, 2023 and 2024 Mid-American Conference Women’s Indoor Track & Field Team Champion, 2023 Mid American Conference Commissioners’ Award for Academic Excellence, 2023 and 2024 Indoor Track & Field Academic ALL-MAC Team, 2021 President’s Certificate for Outstanding Academic Excellence
Parent(s): Mimi Brent and Shane Brent

Morgan Bundy

School: Troy University, Troy, AL
Major: Exercise Science- Pre-Health
Activities, Interests, Honors: Member of the Chi Omega Sorority – Recruitment Chair, Member of the Speech, Physical & Occupational Therapy (SPOT) Club, Active participant in Intramural Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, Flag Football
Parent(s): Max and Lynn Bundy

Lauren Collins

School: Undecided
Major: Biochemistry
Activities, Interests, Honors: Key Club, Vice President, Family Career and Community Leaders of America, Co-President, Forensics: I have recently qualified for the Wisconsin State meet. National Honor Society, Community, and School Service Chair: Last weekend, I organized a group to assist the Altrusa House with prepping for their rummage sale. Sting Cancer, Spanish National Honor Society, Dream Team. I am continuing to be an active volunteer and have around 200 hours. De Pere High School: Community service and academic pin.
Parent(s): Tina and Randy Collins

Hope Eldridge

School: Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
Major: Biology/Pre-Med
Activities, Interests, Honors: I am on the Dean’s List and a Presidential scholarship recipient 2023-2024. I am a member of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars and of the religious organization CRU at Loyola University Chicago. I volunteer with Heart For The Unhoused Chicago and Hall Township Food Pantry.
Parent(s): Timothy Eldridge and Kathryn Sarver Eldridge

Aleimi Flores Gudino

School: Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX
Major: Dental Hygiene
Activities, Interests, Honors: I enjoy working in the Dental Field. I enjoy playing and watching soccer matches. I have been in the MSU Texas President’s Honor Roll List.
Parent(s): Monica Gudino and Luis Ortega

Kylie Kisgen

School: Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR
Major: Media & Communications
Activities, Interests, Honors: I am currently in the Honors Program at Ouachita Baptist University. I am a member of the Women’s Volleyball team at OBU (Division II, Great American Conference). My interests include attending all Fellowship of Christian Athletes events on campus and Thursday night Refuge events (campus-wide student led worship events) when not traveling for Volleyball. In the future I am interested in being on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Parent(s): James and Donna Kisgen / brother, Cooper Kisgen

Melanie Krukow

School: Undecided
Major: Biology
Activities, Interests, Honors: I’m involved in the paleontology club on campus as a secretary, as well as a secretary for pokemon club. I enjoy drawing on my own time as well as gaming, horseback riding, going on hikes and looking for animals, and working out. I’ve recently been initiated into Tribeta, the biological honors society. I’ve also been on the deans list for the past year and a half due to my GPA and hope to keep my grades up to keep this achievement.
Parent(s): Kimberly and Scott Krukow

Kara Lane

School: Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, TN
Major: Accounting
Activities, Interests, Honors: Hatchett Investment Team Analyst, Vice President of the Society of Future Accountants, Tennessee Society of CPA’s Student Ambassador, Chi Beta Chi Social Club
Parent(s): Jason and Teresa Lane

Ashley Laster

School: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Major: Biology
Activities, Interests, Honors: Hi, I am a pre-dental student obtaining a major in biology and a minor in Spanish. I am currently the dental chair for Global Brigades and the head of undergraduate volunteering for WelcomeHealth. I am a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and was the Director of Finance last year. I am currently doing honor’s research on the effects of antemortem tooth loss on skull shape. I love volunteering in my community, time with friends, and running.
Parent(s): Robert and Marilyn Laster

Erin Laster

School: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Major: Animal Science
Activities, Interests, Honors: I am on my high school swim team, track team, and cross country team. I regularly volunteer at the local vet clinic. I am an All A honor roll student and have received all district and All State for swimming and all district for cross country and pole vaulting.
Parent(s): Robert and Marilyn Laster

Edward LeHanka

School: High Point University, High Point, NC
Major: Business Administration
Activities, Interests, Honors: I was on the Dean’s List for the year of 2023-2024. I was awarded from the US Marine Core the Scholastic Excellence Award for academic achievement and leadership. I am a Presidential Scholar recipient. I am a member of the High Point University Business Fellows. I am interested in weightlifting and golf. I aspire to become an entrepreneur and open my own training facility.
Parent(s): Trish and Jim McManus

Lauren Lewis

School: University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Major: Marketing
Activities, Interests, Honors: Activities: Varsity Cross country, varsity track and field, (President of) GRACE Diversity club, prom committee, Volunteer at the Foster care support foundation and Catholic Charities of Atlanta, Summer student at the Columbia University Intro to marketing program. Honors/Awards: Georgia certificate of merit, AP scholar award, the Jefferson book award, Le Grand Concours silver medal, member of 6 honor societies, member of College Board’s, National African American Recognition Program, and more.
Parent(s): Kathryn Parris and Bradman Lewis

Cassandra Mireles

School: University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX
Major: Nursing
Activities, Interests, Honors: I am the social media officer of the UIW Pre-Nursing Society. I spend my time studying for my TEAS Exam and working at my job. I love to dance during my free time. I plan to continue my nursing degree at the University of the Incarnate Word, and work toward becoming a nurse practitioner.
Parent(s): Selina Mireles and Oscar Mireles

Haley Munn

School: Undecided
Major: Physical Therapy Assistant
Activities, Interests, Honors: I have been working for Zentner Transportation for four years, and have continued to learn and grow with the company every day. This job has given me so many learning opportunities, as well as taught me life lessons to hold onto for my future. My favorite way to spend my free time is being on the ranch and riding my horses through the pastures, because it is so peaceful. I also love spending quality time with my family as much as I can while I’m not at college.
Parent(s): Kari Munn and Tom Naughtin, Corey Munn

Alejandro Pesqueira Bojorquez

School: Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo, SN, Mexico
Major: Medicine
Activities, Interests, Honors: My hobbies are playing the guitar, running and reading. I have always been interested in natural sciences, medicine and biology.
Parent(s): Bojórquez Barceló Isabel Magnolia

Mayci Rasmus

School: Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Major: Animal Science
Activities, Interests, Honors: I am currently playing varsity level tennis as well as participating in French National Honor Society. I am also the president of Nation Honor Society this school year. I just finished my last season of show choir and am about to participate in state large group for my curricular choir. Lastly, I just earned the Mayors Youth Council in Ankeny Youth of the Year award.
Parent(s): Chad Rasmus and Cara Whipple

Lilian Sustayta

School: University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Major: Biology
Activities, Interests, Honors: Some recent events I have participated in are: HOSA- Future Health Professionals: Treasurer, Adopt-a-Highway, Blood Drive, Adopt-a-Little-Jag, Candy for a Cause, National Honor Society: Induction Ceremony, Treasurer, Sky’s the Limit Migrant Club: Vice President, Top 10 Banquet, Adopt-a-Little-Jag, Career Center: Blood Draws for Phlebotomy License, Johnny Economedes High School: Top 10% Banquet, E-Award Ceremony, Rotary Club Student of the Month.
Parent(s): Cristina and Marco Sustayta

Alexander Swanson

School: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Major: English
Activities, Interests, Honors: Member of University of Iowa Honors, Vice President of Daum (Iowa honors dorm), University of Iowa Deans List Fall 2023. Pursuing a bachelors degree in English creative writing. I am on the pre-law track.
Parent(s): Jennifer and Jamie Adkins

Chase Watson

School: Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Activities, Interests, Honors: Team Captain: Soccer, Varsity Tennis, Team Captain: Rocketry Team, Co-President of Ambassador Corp, Founder of KnotWorks 3D, National Honors Society, Beta Club, Academic Internship: Trideum Corporation, Capstone Completion: 7 foot tall 3D printed rocket, 3D printing and CAD, Mechanical Design
Parent(s): Pat Watson and Kerri Watson

Courtney Wood

School: University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Major: Law
Activities, Interests, Honors: Currently, I am actively involved in several clubs including the Honors Service Club, Blue Chip Leadership, and Arizona Mediation. At the University of Arizona, I have been on the Dean’s List with Distinction since Fall 2022 (my first semester) for maintaining my 4.0 GPA. I have also received the Arizona Distinction and Achievement Awards for my dedication to my studies. Apart from this, my interests related to my major in Law consist of making a difference in our legal and justice system.
Parent(s): Crystal and Don Wood

Josie Wood

School: University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Major: Astronomy
Activities, Interests, Honors: I am involved in the Society for Advancing Gender Equity in STEM, the Astronomy Students Association of UT Austin, and Women in STEM. In my free time outside of classes and work, I enjoy riding motorcycles. I have been on the University Honors list at UT Austin since Fall 2022 (my freshman year).
Parent(s): Crystal and Don Wood

Patrick Zadlo

School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
Major: Engineering
Activities, Interests, Honors: Lumity STEM Program (2020-2024) – 2 Time Finalist, Music: Piano (2011-Present) – Virtuoso Certification, Music: Vocal (2016-Present), Photography Business (2022-Present), Robotics Club (2020-2024), Key Club/Volunteering (2021-2024), Robotics Club (2020-2024), 3rd Place in Polish & Slavic Musical Competition – 2018, 2020, 2nd Place in Illinois Music Association Olympic Piano Competition – 2019, 2022, 2023, CIW Site Development Associate Certificate, CIW Advanced HTML5 and CSS3 Specialist Certificate
Parent(s): Ela and Mariusz Zadlo

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