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TORONTO, Ont. -- Today the OTA Education Foundation awarded J.O. Goodman scholarships to 56 individuals who are pur...


TORONTO, Ont. — Today the OTA Education Foundation awarded J.O. Goodman scholarships to 56 individuals who are pursuing post-secondary studies at Ontario colleges and universities.

Scholarships were presented at a convocation-style ceremony held in conjunction with the Thursday luncheon at the Ontario Trucking Association’s 78th annual convention (Nov. 11 & 12, Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Road, Toronto).

Students attending college receive $1,000 and university students receive $1,500. Each year the two students with the highest overall marks receive double the amount usually presented. This year’s two top achieving students are Michelle Ainslie (Peter Hodge Transport Limited) and Andrew Hercules (J.D. Smith and Sons Limited).

The J.O. Goodman Award is for students pursuing full-year studies in any recognized course of study or program in any accredited post-secondary educational institution. The recipients are selected based on their academic achievement.

The awards are named for Mr. Joseph O. Goodman, who for 44 years was Senior Staff Executive of the Ontario Trucking Association. His years of service to the development of the trucking industry in Ontario and to the trucking association resulted in his being awarded the Order of Canada in 1978 along with the nickname “Mr. Trucking”. Mr. Goodman was one of the moving forces behind the establishment of the Foundation and was its Executive Director from its beginning until 1978. He received the Order of Canada for his outstanding achievement in the trucking industry.

The 2004 J.O. Goodman Scholarship recipients are:

Ainslie, Michelle – Canadore College (Peter Hodge Transport Limited)
Anderson, Ashley – McMaster University (GE Canada Equipment Financing G.P.)
Barry, Julie – University of Windsor (OK Transportation Limited)
Bondy, Kelly – University of Windsor (Wolverine Freight System)
Broadfoot, Erin – Wilfrid Laurier University (Koch Transport Limited)
Carranza, Jaasiel – University of Western Ontario (OK Transportation Limited)
Castro, Ana Durham College (TST Solutions Inc.)
Cavanagh, Katie – Sir Sandford Fleming College (TST Solutions Inc.)
Clarke, Andrew – University of Western Ontario (Nu-Line Products)
Cooper, Joy – Conestoga College (The Erb Group of Companies)
Cyster, Lyndsey – Humber College (Cavalier/Georbon Transportation Services Inc.)
Davis, James – Georgian College (Apache Freight Lines Limited)
DeJong, Antonia – University of Toronto (TST Solutions Inc.)
Duncan, Lance – Georgian College (J.D. Smith and Sons Limited)
Eaves, Nickolas – University of Waterloo (TST Solutions Inc.)
Fraser, Candice – Nipissing University (The Erb Group of Companies)
Gould, Alicia – Queen’s University (Wolverine Freight System)
Goulet, Kayla – Nipissing University (The Erb Group of Companies)
Gruszka, Chelsey – University of Western Ontario (TST Solutions Inc.)
Hall, Roxanna – York University (OK Transportation Limited)
Heffernan, Tianna – Fanshawe College (The Erb Group of Companies)
Hercules, Andrew – York University (J.D. Smith and Sons Limited)
Hertel, Kristen – Brock University (TST Solutions Inc.)
Hobbs, Matthew – St. Clair College (TST Solutions Inc.)
Irving, Courtney – York University (Cavalier/Georbon Transportation Services Inc.)
Keller, Mark – Wilfrid Laurier University (The Erb Group of Companies)
Kimmel, Andrea – University of Toronto (Quik X Transportation)
Kolenda, Brian University of Toronto (Peter Hodge Transport Limited)
Kuntz, Heather – Seneca College (Koch Transport Limited)
Lamarche, Matt – University of Guelph (Cavalier/Georbon Transportation Services Inc.)
MacDonald, Derek – Sault College (The Erb Group of Companies)
McDonald, Stephanie – Conestoga College (The Erb Group of Companies)
McDonald, Sarah – University of Waterloo (Drumbo Transport)
McEwen, Matthew – Laurentian University (TST Solutions Inc.)
Melhuish, Allison – University of Ottawa (TST Solutions Inc.)
Nafziger, Joshua – University of Waterloo (The Erb Group of Companies)
Nagle, Daniel – Wilfrid Laurier University (Truckers’ Business Consulting Group)
O’Sullivan, Erin – University of Guelph (TST Solutions Inc.)
Park, Melissa – Brock University (Wolverine Freight System)
Pearson, Laura – Fanshawe College (The Erb Group of Companies)
Penner, Craig – Canadian Mennonite University (The Erb Group of Companies)
Ramer, Sarah – Fanshawe College (The Erb Group of Companies)
Schindler, Tammy – Fanshawe College (TST Solutions Inc.)
Shannon, Heather – Sir Sandford Fleming College (Hutton Transport Ltd.)
Shisko, Mikel – Durham College (TST Solutions Inc.)
Stock, Michael – Sir Sandford Fleming College (The Erb Group of Companies)
Stymiest, Kelly University of Windsor (Ken Pearce Trucking Ltd.)
Thiessen, Dave – Canadian Mennonite University (The Erb Group of Companies)
Townsend, Kami – Nipissing University (The Erb Group of Companies)
Twiddy, David – George Brown College (OK Transportation Limited)
VanderVeen, Karen – Niagara College (Peter Hodge Transport Limited)
Vertsteeg, Lori University of Waterloo (Koch Transport Limited)
Ward, Kayleigh University of Western Ontario (Norris Sylvite)
Whittingstall, Tracey – Mohawk College (TST Solutions Inc.)
Willoughby, Amie – University of Ottawa (The Erb Group of Companies)
Winfield, Ashley – Wilfrid Laurier University (The Erb Group of Companies)


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