SOURCE: Con-way Inc.

October 09, 2008 09:00 ET

Con-way Announces Winners of 2008 Scholarship Program

Company Awards Grants to Support Education Goals of Outstanding Children of Employees

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - October 9, 2008) - Paying for college just got a little easier for 151 children of parents employed by Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) and its operating companies. A total of 51 new students -- along with 100 continuing students -- have won financial grants through this year's Con-way Scholarship Program. Founded in 1991, Con-way established the program to support the educational pursuits of employees' children who have demonstrated outstanding academic, extracurricular and civic achievement. The company has awarded more than $2.9 million under the initiative to date.

The $60,000 in new scholarships presented this year went to students with parents employed at each of Con-way's three main operating companies: Con-way Freight, Con-way Truckload and Menlo Worldwide Logistics. This year's recipients plan to pursue academic majors including nursing, pre-medicine, education and computer technology.

"With college costs at record levels and rising, there's no better way we can support our employees than by helping their talented and deserving children fulfill their educational goals," said Douglas W. Stotlar, Con-way's president and CEO. "Rewarding these young adults for their hard work and dedication is an investment in the future we are proud to make every year."

Scholarship America, a national nonprofit student aid organization, administers Con-way's program, including the evaluation and selection of award recipients. Students with a parent employed by Con-way are eligible for scholarships after the parent's third consecutive year of employment. Funds are awarded for both college undergraduate and specialized technical school educations. Scholarships are renewable for up to three years as the student completes a bachelor's degree or vocational program.

The following students are Con-way's 2008 new scholarship recipients, profiled on the company's Web site at

--  Matthew Adkins, Sheridan, Ill.: Northern Illinois University
--  Adrian Aldaba, Naperville, Ill.: Harvard College
--  Kari Barre, Ottumwa, Iowa: Indian Hills Community College
--  Annelise Bennion, Beaverton, Ore.: Portland Community College
--  Lauren Berndt, Hinckley, Minn.: Gustavus Adolphus College
--  Christy Bluhm, Decatur, Ind.: Indiana State University
--  Gregory Boyer, Sylvania, Ohio: University of Dayton
--  Kristen Cadieux, Canton, Mich.: Michigan State University
--  Kellie Carroccio, Garfield Heights, Ohio: Academy of Court Reporting
--  Rachael Courtot, Plainfield, Ind.: Indiana University
--  Omar Currie, Saint Pauls, N.C.: University of North Carolina
--  Christina D'Angelo, North Kingstown, R.I.: Providence College
--  Lauren Dafler, Hamilton, Ohio: University of Cincinnati
--  Jessica Davis, Hueytown, Ala.: University of Alabama
--  Anna Dodor, New Richmond, Wis.: University of Wisconsin
--  Brian Downs, Crowley, Texas: Texas A&M University
--  Joshua Dyba, Worden, Mont.: Montana State University
--  Sarah Easterle, Collinsville, Ill.: Southeast Missouri State
--  Katelyn Fjelstad, Rice Lake, Wis.: University of Wisconsin - Eau
--  Katie Galligan, Campbellsport, Wis.: University of Wisconsin - Stevens
--  Wayne Gangi, Alliance, Ohio: Kent State University
--  Jillian Grode, Saint Petersburg, Fla.: Aveda Institute
--  Amanda Guzman, El Paso, Texas: St. Mary's University
--  Martha Harrouff, Aledo, Ill.: Olivet Nazarene University
--  Joseph Hunter, Neosho, Mo.: University of Arkansas
--  David Illig, Niagara Falls, N.Y.: Niagara University
--  Seth Kline, Central City, Ky.: University of Louisville
--  Paige Kraszewski, Coraopolis, Pa.: Kent State University
--  Jamie Kuptz, Oswego, Ill.: Illinois State University
--  Denis Lemeshchenko, Lake Oswego, Ore.: Oregon State University
--  Melanie Mackeben, Sycamore, Ill.: University of Illinois at Urbana-
--  Michael Martucci, Sicklerville, N.J.: Rutgers, The State University of
    New Jersey
--  Kayleigh McCullough, Bartlett, Ill.: Drake University
--  Cassandra Mendoza, Fredericksburg, Va.: Virginia Polytechnic Institute
    and State University
--  Brittany Morris, Pickerington, Ohio: Ohio University
--  Adam Myers, Moorhead, Minn.: Concordia University - St. Paul
--  Amber Napier, New Washington, Ind.: Indiana University Southeast
--  Krista Nieuwenhuis, Ripon, Calif.: Hawaii Pacific University
--  Joy Palludan, Vancouver, Wash.: University of Washington
--  Joseph Pelletier, Latham, N.Y.: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
--  Rebecca Roy, Cincinnati, Ohio: Bellarmine University
--  Evan Sardo, Williamsville, N.Y.: Niagara University
--  Morgan Schmit, Moberly, Mo.: University of Missouri - Columbia
--  Brandi Siem, Bella Vista, Calif.: University of Oklahoma
--  Lindsey Sinnett, Lexington, Ill.: Illinois College
--  Kayla Spring, Mentor, Ohio: University of Rochester
--  Jessica Thompson, Lawrenceville, Ga.: Kennesaw State University
--  Emily Toleno, Andover, N.J.: University of Colorado - Boulder
--  Timothy Trego, Baltimore, Md.: University of Maryland
--  Margaret Walsh, Toms River, N.J.: Rowan University
--  Natalie Welch, Winston-Salem, N.C.: East Carolina University

About Con-way Inc.

Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) is a $4.7 billion freight transportation and logistics services company headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. A diversified transportation company, Con-way delivers industry-leading services through three primary operating companies: Con-way Freight, Con-way Truckload and Menlo Worldwide Logistics. These operating units provide high-performance, day-definite less-than-truckload (LTL) and full truckload and intermodal freight transportation, as well as logistics, warehousing and supply chain management services and trailer manufacturing. Con-way Inc. and its subsidiaries operate from more than 500 locations across North America and in 20 countries. For more information about Con-way, visit

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