MOUNT STERLING, Ill. - Dot Foods and Dot Transportation, Incorporated (DTI) are proud to announce Eann Diller, of Camp Point, Ill.; Ainsley Noble, of Burley, Idaho; Sadye Power, of Muncie, Ind.; and Tyler Seal, of Rushville, Ill., as recipients of the 2014 Dot Scholarship Program scholarships. The students are eligible to receive $500 per semester, up to $4000 total for a four-year college degree.
Diller, son of Eric and Brenda Diller, is a graduate of Central (IL) High School in Camp Point and will be attending Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., this fall with plans to study exercise science to earn a degree in physical therapy. Diller participated in football, baseball, World Youth in Science and Engineering, student council, Spanish Club and National Honor Society. His mother, Brenda, is an inventory supply chain manager with Dot at the Mt. Sterling facility.
Noble, daughter of Cheryl and Randy Noble, is a graduate of Burley (ID) High School in Burley, Idaho, will be attending Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho this fall to earn a degree in biology, and then seek additional schooling to become a clinical perfusionist. She has been involved in basketball, Drama Club, National Honor Society, Teens Against Drugs and Alcohol, editor of the yearbook and several volunteer and community service projects. Noble's mother, Cheryl, is a garage clerk at Dot Foods' Idaho Distribution Center in Burley.
Power, daughter of David and Christina Power, is a graduate of Muncie Southside (IN) High School in Muncie, Ind., and will be attending Ball State University this fall to earn a degree in nursing, with long term plans for additional schooling and training in oncology nursing. She's been active in National Honor Society, French Club, Book Club, Color Guard, Best Buddies and the Academic Team and takes part in several community and volunteer activities. Power's father, David, is a Dot Transportation Customer Delivery Specialist at Dot Foods' Indiana Distribution Center in Cambridge City, Ind.
Seal, son of Drew and Yvette Seal, is a graduate of Rushville-Industry (IL) High School in Rushville and will be attending the University of Illinois in the fall to pursue a degree in biology before studying dentistry. He participated in football, basketball, track and field, is a member of World Youth in Science and Engineering, National Honor Society, drama club, chorus, marching band, pep band and concert band. Drew Seal is the building maintenance supervisor and Yvette Seal is a graphic designer at Dot Foods in Mt. Sterling.
The Dot Scholarship Program was put in place to provide monetary support to students pursuing education beyond high school.
"We're very excited about the talent displayed by all of the applicants of our scholarship program," said Dot Foods President Joe Tracy. "We value education and personal advancement among our employees and their families. This was a promising, talented pool of scholarship applicants and winners, and they should all be proud."
Every spring up to two scholarships are awarded from Dot's Illinois locations (Joliet & Mt. Sterling) and up to two scholarships are awarded from Dot's other facilities around the country. The Dot Scholarship application process is open to students in their senior year of high school who are children of current Dot and DTI employees. These are renewable scholarships, but students must maintain minimum requirements throughout their collegiate career.
About Dot Foods and Dot Transportation
Dot Foods and Dot Transportation continue to experience exceptional growth and are hiring in record numbers. Both companies are looking to fill positions for full and part-time drivers and warehouse personnel in all eight locations. To learn more about careers at Dot Foods, visit www.dotfoods.com/careers and follow @DotFoodsCareers on Twitter. To learn more about careers at Dot Transportation, visit www.DriveForDot.com.
Dot Foods Inc. carries 105,000 products from 650 food industry manufacturers and is the largest food redistributor in the United States. Dot Foods distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending food products to distributors in all 50 states. Dot Foods operates eight distribution centers in: Modesto, California; Vidalia, Georgia; Burley, Idaho; Mt. Sterling, Illinois; Cambridge City, Indiana; Williamsport, Maryland; Liverpool, New York; and Ardmore, Oklahoma. A ninth distribution center in Dyersburg, Tennessee is under construction and scheduled to open in September 2014. For information, visit www.dotfoods.com.