Joanna Norris, Assistant DirectorDepartment of Media Relations and Events(904) 620-2102
Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
University of North Florida student Kyle Groothuis, a junior
majoring in transportation and logistics, is the first UNF student ever to win
the nationally-recognized L.L. Waters Scholarship.
He recently received the $1,000 scholarship at the American Society of
Transportation and Logistics annual meeting November 15 in Anaheim, CA.
The winner is determined by the trustees of the L.L.
Waters Scholarship Fund.
The L.L. Waters Scholarship Program was established to encourage
advanced undergraduate study and graduate study in
transportation/logistics/physical distribution for the purpose of preparing
persons of high potential for professional careers in the field.
L.L. Waters Scholarship Trustees selected Kyle for a prestigious Waters
Scholarship Award for simultaneously excelling in the classroom, in athletics
and for demonstrating leadership abilities,” said David Yeley, L.L. Waters
Scholarship Fund chairperson. “Kyle is a bright and involved individual focused
on achieving excellence in everything he does. We were delighted to honor such
an outstanding and worthy applicant with this award.”
maintains a 3.96 GPA as a Division I athlete for the men’s Osprey basketball
team and has been an Atlantic Sun academic all conference award winner each
year he has played on the team. He has received several scholarships, including
the CEVA Logistics Scholarship, the Sea Star Line Endowed Scholarship and the
UNF Blue and Gold Scholarship.
addition to being on the Dean’s List since 2007, Groothuis serves as
treasurer/secretary for UNF’s Transportation and Logistics Society as well as
pledge master for Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. During the 2008-2009 academic
year, he was named the UNF Outstanding Fraternity New Member Scholar of the
Year, while this past summer, he graduated from the 74th Annual John
eligible for this scholarship must be undergraduate
students in their junior year at a fully accredited four-year U.S. college or
university, who are enrolled in a degree program in which transportation/logistics
is their area of concentration. Awards are given on a competitive basis, based
upon scholastic performance and potential, and evidence of the degree of
commitment to the pursuit of a professional career in transportation/logistics.
The L.L. Waters Scholarship was set up in honor of Dr. L.L.
Waters, University Professor Emeritus of Transportation and Business History at
School of Business, in recognition of his many
contributions to undergraduate and graduate level education in transportation
and logistics during a teaching career of more than three decades.
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