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The SMA Foundation Scholarship
The SMA Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the award of scholarships to SMA member companies' employees or family members.
Below is a list of past SMA Foundation Scholarship recipients.
2013-2014 Scholarship Recipients
Elizabet Berenice Taylor
Elizabet Berenice Taylor of Del Rio attends Southwest Texas Junior College in Del Rio, TX. She is the top scholarship recipient this year and In addition to the scholarship given by the SMA Foundation, she also received a $1,000 grant from the National Association of Independent Truckers (NAIT. She is the daughter of Ivonne Taylor with Del Rio Moving and Storage.
Julie Amthor of Spring Branch is a graduate of Smithson Valley High School. She attends the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Her father, James Amthor, is with A-1 Freeman Relocation.
Brittany R. Gonzalez
Brittany R. Gonzalez of Amarillo is a graduate of Caprock High School. She attends Amarillo College. She is the granddaughter of Pam Gonzalez with AW Transfer.
Erin McHugh of Northfield, Minnesota, is a graduate of York High School. She attends St. Olaf College in Minnesota. She is the daughter of Tom McHugh with National Van Lines, Inc.
Jeffrey Rivas of Garland is a graduate of Garland High School. He attends the University of North Texas. He is the son of Julio Rivas with Texas Moving Co.
Nicholas Flores of Olton is a graduate of Olton High School. He attends Ohio State University. He is with Hart Moving and Storage.
Taylor Plaster of Cypress is a graduate of Cy-Fair High School. She attends Stephen F. Austin State University. She is the daughter of Shelly Plaster with Atlantic Relocation Systems.
Jesse Flemming of Waller is a graduate of Waller High School. He attends Lone Star College in Tomball, TX. He is the son of James Fleming with Westar Moving and Storage.
Dylan McGee of Katy is a graduate of Cinco Ranch High School. He attends Trinity University in San Antonio. His father is Tim McGee with Two Men and a Truck.
Arnold Rivas of Garland is a graduate of Garland High School. He attends the University of North Texas. He is the son of Julio Rivas with Texas Moving Co.
2012-2013 Scholarship Recipients
Lisa Boden of Lubbock is currently a sophomore at South Plains College studying business marketing and management. As a 2009 graduate of Monterey High School, she was a member of the tennis team, National Honor Society and graduated with honors. Boden is the daughter of Greg Boden with Armstrong Moving and Storage.
Keith Hoops of Carrollton graduated with an associate’s degree of science from Navarro College two weeks before his high school graduation from Waxahachie Global High in 2012. He participated on the high school robotics team and was a member of TSA. Hoops plans to attend Texas Tech University focusing on mechanical and electrical engineering. Keith is the son of Dion Hoops with Nelson Westerberg of Texas.
Paige Oliver of Cedar Park is a freshman at Stephen F Austin State University with the hopes of owning her own business. She is a 2012 graduate of Vista Ridge High School where she was a four year varsity soccer player, member of the FCCLA club and volunteered with numerous organizations. Her father, Terry Oliver, is with Apache Moving and Storage.
William Sawyer of Wichita Falls is a junior at Midwestern State University pursuing a computer science major and math minor. Since his freshman year at Midwestern he has been a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the MSU Honors Program and campus ministry. He is a 2009 high school graduate of Holliday High School and currently serves at a programmer for Albert Moving and Storage.
2010-2011 Scholarship Recipients
Leticia Dominguez of Grand Prairie attends The University of Texas at Arlington. She is a 2004 graduate of Grand Prairie High School and holds an associate’s degree from Mountain View College in Dallas. She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society and was on the Dean’s List. Dominguez plans to major in kinesiology, minor in English and receive a teaching certificate to teach physical education. She is employed by Berger Transfer and Storage in Fort Worth.
Sarah Boden of Lubbock is a junior at Texas Tech University. She completed her associate’s degree in psychology at South Plains College where she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She was also on the Dean’s Honor Roll and the President’s Honor Roll. Boden is a 2006 graduate of Monterey High School. She is the daughter of Greg Boden of Armstrong Moving and Storage in Lubbock.
Heidi Nichole Cline of Lubbock is a mechanical engineering major at Texas Tech University. She is a 2008 graduate of Coronado High School in Lubbock where she was a member of the student council, the National Honor Society and the school choir. Cline is currently a member of the Society of Women Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineering and is on the Dean's List and the President's List. She is the daughter of Linda Cline with Hart Moving and Storage in Lubbock.
Lisa Boden of Lubbock is a sophomore at South Plains College in Levelland and is interested in majoring in journalism and fashion apparel and design. She is a 2009 graduate of Monterey High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society. Upon graduating with honors, Boden received a cosmetology license. She is the daughter of Greg Boden of Armstrong Moving and Storage in Lubbock.
Rosamayra Zamora attends Southwest Texas Junior College where she plans to receive her associate's degree and continue on to a four year college to work on her bachelor's degree. Zamora is a 2010 graduate of Del Rio High School where she participated on the U.I.L. Academics team. She is the daughter of Ruben Zamora with Del Rio Moving and Storage in Del Rio.
2009-2010 Scholarship Recipients
Jessica Boden of Lubbock is a senior at Texas Tech University where she is working on a degree in marketing with a minor in mass communications. She is a 2005 graduate of Monterey High School in Lubbock. She is a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, Rho Lambda National Panhellenic Recognition Society and the Texas Tech Marketing Association. Boden is also a member of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. She is the daughter of Greg Boden of Armstrong Moving and Storage in Lubbock.
Heidi Nichole Cline
Heidi Nichole Cline of Lubbock is a sophomore mechanical engineering major at Texas Tech University. She is a 2008 graduate of Coronado High School in Lubbock where she was a leader on the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Number Sense, Math, Calculator and Science teams. Cline was also a member of the student council, the National Honor Society and the school choir. While at Texas Tech University, Cline has been involved with the ECO Car Challenge Team and is on the Dean’s List. She works part-time for Hart Moving and Storage as a bookkeeper and assistant. She is the daughter of Linda Cline with Hart Moving and Storage in Lubbock.
Leticia Dominguez of Grand Prairie attends The University of Texas at Arlington. She is a 2004 graduate of Grand Prairie High School and holds an associate’s degree from Mountain View College in Dallas. She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Dominguez has participated recently in several fundraising walks for the American Heart Association, the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Dallas YMCA. Dominguez plans to major in kinesiology and minor in English at UT Arlington. She is employed by Berger Transfer and Storage in Dallas.
Jennifer Lynn Fuller
Jennifer Lynn Fuller of Grand Prairie is a sophomore at San Antonio College in San Antonio, Texas. She is a 2008 graduate of Grand Prairie High School and completed her first year of college at Cisco Junior College. She plans to major in criminal justice/homeland security. While in high school she received the Superior Medal Award for Artwork and was First Team All District in softball. Her father, Eugene “Rusty” Fuller, is with Berger Transfer and Storage in Fort Worth.
Jacqueline Kuo of Sugar Land is a junior at The University of Texas at Austin. She is a 2007 graduate of William P. Clements High School. Kuo is majoring in business finance and serves as the internal vice president of the Asian Business Students Association. She is also a violinist in the University Orchestra. Her father, Mike “Fu-Ming” Kuo, is president of Southwest Moving and Delivery Co.
2008-2009 Scholarship Recipients
Jessica Boden of Lubbock is the daughter of Greg Boden of Armstrong Moving and Storage in Lubbock. Boden is a senior Texas Tech University where she is working on a degree in marketing with a minor in mass communications.
Heidi Nichole Cline
Heidi Nichole Cline is the daughter of Linda Cline with Hart Moving and Storage in Lubbock. Cline is a sophomore mechanical engineering major at Texas Tech University.
Leticia Dominguez is employed by Berger Transfer and Storage in Dallas. Dominguez attends The University of Texas at Arlington.
Jennifer Lynn Fuller
Jennifer Lynn Fuller is the daughter of Eugene “Rusty” Fuller of Berger Transfer and Storage in Fort Worth. Fuller is a sophomore at San Antonio College in San Antonio, Texas.
Jacqueline Kuo is the daughter of Mike “Fu-Ming” Kuo, is president of Southwest Moving and Delivery Co. Kuo is a junior at The University of Texas at Austin.
2007-2008 Scholarship Recipients
Jessica Cooper is the daughter of Jessie and Deborah Cooper of Farmers Branch, TX. Jessie is customer service assistant manager for Armstrong Relocation for United Van Lines. Jessica is a graduate of the Science and Engineering Magnet High School in Dallas and completed one year of college at Rice University in Houston. She transferred to Honors College at Texas Tech University in the fall of 2006 with junior status. Jessica graduated as valedictorian of her high school class and was a student council member and National Honor Society secretary. Photography and dance are her hobbies. She is double majoring in psychology and business and hopes to go to graduate school in psychology to obtain her PhD. Her ultimate career goal is to become a clinical psychologist and start her own practice. During the summer, Jessica works at Best Buy as a cashier and tutors elementary and high school students. Jessica says she applied for this scholarship because she feels she has a responsibility to financially relieve her parents and find a way to finance as much of her education as possible.
John Nienhiser is the son of David and Janet Nienhiser of Carrollton, TX, and worked part-time for Senior Moving Company, Carrollton. John is a 2004 graduate of R. L. Turner High School and is beginning his third year at Texas A&M University in College Station. He is in the Corps of Cadets, on the Corps of Cadets Honor Roll and is a Texas A & M football walk-on. John's hobbies are hunting, fishing, working out and "anything outdoors". Both John and his twin sister are enrolled at Texas A&M University, following in the footsteps of an older sister who has already graduated. He says, "My sisters and I knew that our parents would not be able to pay for sending all four children to a major university. With the help of financial aid we are able to take out loans with our banks to pursue our education." When John was 7, he was said to be dyslexic and therefore would not be successful in school. John fought many battles to prove he was smart enough to attend a major university and maintain an enviable grade average as well as be accepted as a walk-on for the Texas A&M football team. In addition to pursuing a degree in agriculture and life sciences with a minor in business, John works part time and also raises money for the Red Cross, participates in the canned food drives, assists teachers at Mary Immaculate School for field day and collects money for UNICEF. John is pursuing a degree in agriculture and life sciences with a minor in business.
Stephanie Slemmons is the daughter of Edward and Becky Slemmons of Lufkin, TX; Becky is employed as a secretary at Denum Moving & Storage, Lufkin. Stephanie is a 2006 graduate of Lufkin High School where she maintained a 4.0 cumulative grade point average. She is now enrolled at Texas A&M University and was accepted in the Mays Business School for the fall semester. A dedicated student, Stephanie is following the Professional Program Advantages where she can receive her bachelor’s and master's degrees in five years. Her ultimate goal is to be a CPA, and is working to become proficient in Spanish to help overcome the communication gaps she sees as barriers in the business world. Stephanie's hobbies are drill team and piano. She focuses on hard work and long-held goals to accomplish her objectives.
Rubenangel Zamora is the son of Ruben and Rosahilda Zamora of Del Rio; Ruben works for Del Rio Moving & Storage, Del Rio, TX. Rubenangel is a 2006 graduate of Del Rio High School where he maintained a 3.6 grade point average and has worked three summers with his father. He is enrolled in Southwest Texas Junior College for the fall semester with plans to transfer to Sul Ross State University to obtain his bachelor's degree. Rubenangel's interests are in a "field having to do with computers." He says college is important to him and his family, and that his parents are behind him all the way to help in any way that they can, but it is important to obtain scholarships to ease the financial burden as much as possible. Rubenangel said "I would like the opportunity to go to college and to make the people providing the SMA Scholarship and my family proud."
Danielle Zucco is the daughter of Anthony Zucco of Richardson, TX; Anthony is employed by Texas Moving Company, Richardson. Danielle is a repeat recipient of a scholarship from the SMA Foundation. She is attending the University of North Texas at Denton, beginning the fall semester with Introduction to Computers in Business, Environmental Science, Business Calculus, and American Government. Danielle reports that going away to college was a great learning experience. She said she struggled to maintain a part-time job (25 hours per week) in Plano, and 15 hours of classes during the fall and spring semesters. She has determined a better balance of 13 hours for the semester and a part-time job within walking distance of where she lives will allow her to devote more time to her studies, "especially math and science." Danielle says "This scholarship will help me to continue taking the number of credit hours I want to take each semester, and not just however many I can afford. It really means a great deal to me."