2017 NDTA AWARDS.

 
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NDTA has a number of awards that recognize individual and corporate members, as well as chapters and military units that have excelled in fostering the goals and aims of the association. These awards include the NDTA Distinguished Service Awards, NDTA Corporate Distinguished Service Awards, and Military Unit of the Year Awards, among others. We congratulate this year's award winners and thank them for their contributions to the association, as well as to the greater logistics and transportation community.

NDTA EDUCATOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Julie Willems-Espinoza

Associate Director, Center for Logistics Education and Research

University of North Texas

Julie Willems-Espinoza is awarded the Educator Distinguished Service Award for exceptional service and commitment to the goals and objectives of the National Defense Transportation Association. Ms. Willems-Espinoza has been the driving force in providing numerous opportunities for students majoring in transportation and logistics to advance their professional and leadership skills. She has advised multiple student teams enabling students to address complex logistics problems and present their recommendations to business executives in several competitions at the national and international levels. Several of these teams have won nationally and routinely place among the top levels.

Ms. Willems-Espinoza has developed several programs targeted on advancing the skillsets of transportation and logistics graduates. She worked with senior transportation and logistics professionals to develop a seminar series that permits students to interact with senior executives and learn from their leadership experiences. She also created a series of workshops targeted at enhancing the students' professionalism and ability to transition into the transportation and logistics workforce. These workshops have engaged senior leaders from many of the country's top companies and resulted in a near perfect placement for students upon graduation. Her efforts have directly contributed to the University of North Texas Logistics Supply Chain Management program receiving multiple national rankings over the past several years and to continued growth of the program.

The tremendous service by Ms. Willems-Espinoza to promote and develop future transportation and logistics professionals make her most deserving of the NDTA Educator Distinguished Service Award.

NDTA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS--NATIONAL LEVEL

PROGRAM A

Daniel Cremer

University of North Texas

Kelsey Diven

The University of Tennessee Knoxville

Savannah Fragoso

Western Michigan University

Rachel Larson

Western Michigan University

Addison Lash

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Eileen Stribling

Appalachian State University

Tram Tran

St. Louis University

Kylie Weaver

The Pennsylvania State University

PROGRAM B

Abigail Andrusin

Virginia Tech University

George Brooks

Notre Dame of Ohio

Isabella Calzadillas

Saint Martin's University

John R. Casey

Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania

Cole Matthew Dinges

Wayne Community College

Riley Sean Jorgenson

Maine Maritime Academy

Kaitlin Siemonsma

Loyola University

Trevor Webb

SUNY Maritime College

Jack Wykle

West Virginia University

NDTA ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

NDTA offers three scholarship/tuition assistance programs to NDTA members and their financial dependents.

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM A: To encourage good college students to study the fields of logistics, transportation, supply chain, physical distribution, and passenger travel services.

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM B: To assist high school graduates achieve their academic goals in the fields of business/ management, logistics, transportation, supply chain, physical distribution, and passenger travel services.

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM C: To encourage good distance learning college students to study the fields of logistics, transportation, supply chain, physical distribution, and passenger travel services.

NDTA scholarship/tuition assistance funds can only be disbursed to an academic institution on behalf of the successful applicant. If the institution is not known at the time an application is submitted, the successful applicant must submit documentation showing that he/she has in fact been accepted by an institution as a fulltime student before disbursements can be made.

NDTA CORPORATE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS

This award is presented annually to corporate members that have provided outstanding service in support of NDTA's goals and programs at the local and national levels.

AAR CORP.

Agility Defense & Government Services

American President Lines, LLC

American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier (ARC)

Amtrak

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings

Bennett Motor Express, LLC

BNSF Railway

Boyle Transportation, Inc.

Central Gulf Lines, Inc.

Concur Technologies, Inc.

Crane Worldwide Logistics, LLC

Crowley Maritime Corporation

CSX Transportation

FedEx

Freeman Holdings Group

Global Logistics Providers LLC

Hapag-Lloyd USA, LLC

Intermarine, LLC--US Ocean

La Quinta Inns & Suites

Landstar System, Inc.

Leidos

Liberty Global Logistics-Liberty Maritime

Maersk Line, Limited

National Air Cargo, Inc.

Norfolk Southern

R&R Trucking

Saber Travel Network

Schuyler Line Navigation Company LLC

Southwest Airlines, Co.

The Pasha Group

TOTE, Inc.

Travelport

U.S. Bank Freight Payment

United Cargo

Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc.

NDTA DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS

The NDTA Distinguished Service Awards recognize active members for their unusual and commendable service, dedication, and assistance in furthering the aims and objectives of the association.

Stephen Bullard

Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter

Cheryl Silvis

Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter

Becca Zarcone

Tampa Bay Chapter

NDTA INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

In conjunction with the senior logistics chiefs from each of the services, the NDTA Instructor of the Year Awards honor instructors from the service transportation schools. Criteria for award selection are established by the military services and include such measures as the individual's technical knowledge, teaching skills, self-development, and general leadership abilities.

ARMY

SSG Yolanda L. Ware, USA

US Army Transportation School

Fort Lee, Virginia

NAVY

Richard Kaley

Navy Supply Corps School

Newport, Rhode Island

NDTA INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER OF THE YEAR AWARD

The International Chapter of the Year Award was initiated in 1977 to recognize chapters that have excelled in fostering the goals and objectives of NDTA; promoting an understanding of the importance of transportation to the security of the nation; participating in community service programs; developing quality educational programs for the chapter membership; and providing for chapter growth through effective membership recruiting and retention programs.

WASHINGTON DC CHAPTER

The Washington DC Chapter is recognized as the winner of the 2017 International Chapter of the Year Award, for exceptionally meritorious representation of the National Defense Transportation Association. The...

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