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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores awarded six employees and four dependents of employees scholarships through the Learning with Love's Scholarship program. In its first year, the program is administered in partnership with the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, the company reported.
"We're proud to assist our employees and some of their sons and daughters in their educational pursuits. This program supports the company's and my family's philosophy and commitment to education," Tom Love, chairman and CEO, said in a released statement. "We look forward hearing of their accomplishments and successes throughout their academic career."
Employee recipients, who each received $2,000 for part-time study during the 2009-2010 school year, were: Samantha Grizzle, a billing clerk at Love's corporate headquarters in Oklahoma City; Jonathan Jordon, who works in wholesale accounting, also at Love's headquarters; Amy Thompson, a cashier at Love's 259 Subway restaurant in Las Cruces, N.M.; Ashley Valle, a cashier at Love's 217 in Denton, Texas; Sarah Aisha Naji, who works at Love's 341 Subway Restaurant in Rolla, Mo.; and Chase Monroe, a cashier at Love's 287 in Van, Texas.
Dependents of employees, each of whom received $4,000 for full-time study, were: Kyle Baumgard of Crowley, Texas, whose parents both work at Love's -- one as a general manager of Love's 273 in Weatherford, Texas, and one as a cashier at Love's 281 in Fort Worth, Texas; Catherine Haikin, Crescent, Okla., whose mother works in Love's corporate office in facilities maintenance; Amanda Krewall, whose mother is a senior business analyst in the Information Systems group at Love's corporate office; and Andres Torres, whose father is a cashier at Love's 30 in Monte Vista, Colo.
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