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LafargeHolcim awards eight university scholarships

By |  May 12, 2020

LafargeHolcim-logoLafargeHolcim announced the eight recipients of the 37th Annual Gygi and von Wyss Foundation Scholarship.

The award is open to children of employees of LafargeHolcim companies in the United States.

Each winner will receive a financial scholarship worth $6,000 for the 2020-21 academic year and will be eligible to continue receiving the scholarship for an additional three years, based on continuous academic performance.

The scholarship was originally established in 1983 to recognize the accomplishments of children of Holcim employees. Since then, the scholarship program has expanded to include children of employees of all LafargeHolcim companies in the United States.

The award honors the memories of Hans Gygi and Marc R. von Wyss, two former leaders of Holcim and its predecessor companies, and is awarded to high school seniors.

“We are very proud of these students – tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and stewards of our society and environment – and proud to contribute to the development of the skills they need to not only pursue their highest potential, but also careers that interest and inspire them,” says Jay Moreau, CEO of the U.S. ACM business.

This year’s recipients included:

  • Andrew Arendt, son of Jayme Arendt, director of human resources, Illinois
  • William Bottom, son of James Bottom, operations manager, Maryland
  • Grayson Coulter, son of Benni Coulter, administrative assistant, Kansas
  • Angela Garza, daughter of Jose Garza, regional category manager, Michigan
  • Cameron Grisham, daughter of Ronald Copeland, maintenance technician, Texas
  • Juliana Neniel, daughter of Joel Neniel, manager, cement production, Texas
  • Hanna Hissa, daughter of Matthew Hissa, performance manager, Illinois
  • Karla Pineda, daughter of Carlos Pineda Pineda, senior terminal manager, Colorado

“It’s essential to invest in the education of the next generation, and with the rising costs of higher education, scholarships are more important than ever to help reduce the impact and assist in these students’ success,” says Jamie Gentoso, CEO of U.S. Cement. “This is an important benefit for our employees, and we cherish this opportunity to help support them and their families.”

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