Mountaire Farms awarded 28 students with $2,500 scholarships to help them pay for college.
Children and grandchildren of employees, growers, and grain suppliers are all eligible for the scholarships, which were announced at luncheons in Delaware and North Carolina in July.
“We are proud of this program because it embraces everything that we care about – our employees, our growers, our grain producers and their families,” said Phillip Plylar, President of Mountaire Farms. “And these students have all demonstrated a commitment to their education, and to their communities, which we believe should be celebrated.”
Speaking to the students and their families this year was Daniel Reifenstein, who is participating in Mountaire’s Management Trainee program after successfully serving as an intern at the company. The Management Trainee program accepts recent college graduates and other candidates for leadership roles and exposes them to every aspect of the business during a 50-week training period.
This year’s recipients for North Carolina include:
is a graduate of Jordan Matthews High School and lives in Siler City. Her mother, Rosa Lopez, works as a Human Resources Representative in our Siler City processing plant. She is attending Central Carolina Community College.
is a graduate of the Chatham Charter High School. She is the daughter of Tina and Rodney Mullins, of Siler City. Rodney Mullins works in Rehang in the Siler City processing plant. Kayla is attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
is a graduate of Jordan Matthews High School and lives in Siler City. Her father, Benito Mondragon, is a Maintenance Mechanic in the Siler City processing plant. She attends Lenoir Rhyne University.
is a graduate of Southern Lee High School. She is the daughter of Kenny Ehlers and Renee Ehlers of Sanford, NC. Kenny Ehlers is a maintenance superintendent at our Siler City processing plant. She will be attending is Wingate University.
is a graduate from Red Springs High School. She is the daughter of Glenn and Constance Patterson of Red Spring, NC. Her grandmother, Bernice Mack, is a housekeeper at Mountaire Farms in Lumber Bridge. She is attending Winston Salem State University.
is a graduate of Westover High School. She is the daughter of Marshall and Christine Johnson of Fayetteville, NC. Her mother, Christine, is a team member in the Lumber Bridge Processing Facility in our Black Label Department. She is attending UNC Charlotte.
is a graduate of River Bend Academy. She is the daughter of Billy and Marsha Bradburn of Hiddenite, NC. Her mother, Marsha, is a grower for Mountaire Farms in Statesville. She is attending Surry Community College.
is a graduate of Alexander Central High School. He is the son of Chris and Kim Echerd of Taylorville, NC, who are growers for Mountaire Farms. He is attending East Carolina University.
is a graduate of Chatham Central High School. He is the son of Daniel and Kathy Gaines of Bear Creek, NC., who are growers for Mountaire Farms. He is attending North Carolina State University.
is a graduate of Chatham Central High School. She is the daughter of Mark and Pamela Mathews of Siler City, NC. Her father, Mark, is a Grower for Mountaire Farms, and is also a Chick Delivery Driver for our Siler City Hatchery. She is attending University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
is a graduate of North Iredell High School and is the daughter of Joe and Lorrie Redmond of Olin, NC. Her father, Joe, is the Breeder Manager at Mountaire Farms in Statesville, NC. She is attending UNC Charlotte.
is a graduate of Southwest Randolph High School and lives in Asheboro, NC. Her father, Mark Luther, is a Breeder Flock Supervisor in Statesville, NC. She is attending UNC Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy.