The children of highway workers killed or permanently disabled on the job will receive financial assistance in their pursuit of higher education thanks to scholarships announced by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF).
Students from Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin and Indiana have been named 2012 recipients of the ARTBA-TDF’s “Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship.” The program was established in 1999 with a gift to the Foundation from two Roanoke, Va., highway contractors and their companies—Stan Lanford (1999 ARTBA chairman) of Lanford Brothers, and Jack Lanford (1991 ARTBA chairman), with Adams Construction Company.
On average, about 100 highway workers are killed every year on the job or in roadway construction work zone accidents.
The 2012 class includes:
Brianna Keefe, Wyalusing, Pa.
Brianna’s dad, Bret Keefe, was killed in a car accident in 2001 while working for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. She attends Northwestern University near Chicago and is majoring in journalism and international studies.
Allison Moore, Chula, Ga.
Allison’s father, Steve Moore, was killed in an accident while working as an employee of the Georgia Department of Transportation in November 1996. Allison attends the University of Georgia and is majoring in economics.
Nahun Morales, Springfield, Va.
Nahun’s dad, Nahun Levia, was injured and disabled while working on a highway and bridge project in the Washington, D.C., area. Nahun attends George Mason University and is majoring in information systems and operational management.
Shaneeka Morris, Kenosha, Wis.
Shaneeka’s father, John Morris, was killed in a January 2012 accident while working on the Palmetto Expressway in Florida. In the fall, Shaneeka will attend Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania, and major in business management.
Dallas Jones, Bluffton, Ind.
Dallas’ father, Dale Jones, was killed in a December 2009 accident while working as an employee of the Indiana Department of Transportation. Dallas will attend the Indiana Institute of Technology and major in computer science.
The ARTBA-TDF is interested in receiving contact leads on students who could benefit from the scholarship program. Please share them with ARTBA Scholarship and Awards Manager Holly Bolton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals and firms interested in supporting the scholarship program can do so by sending a check payable to: ARTBA-TDF, 1219 28th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007.
Established more than 25 years ago, the ARTBA-TDF is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt entity to promote research, education and public awareness. It supports an array of initiatives, including educational scholarships, awards, roadway work zone safety