Teamsters Local No. 59 – Scholarship Awards

George F. Belanger presenting Taylor Motta the James P. Hoffa Scholarship

George F. Belanger presenting Taylor Motta the James P. Hoffa Scholarship (2011)

The recipients of the Umberto "Battle" Cruz and Ashley P. Freitas Scholarship Awards for the year 2018 are listed below:

We would like to thank the members, who through their generous contributions, make this scholarship possible.

Also, we would like to congratulate the winners and wish all participants the very best in their future endeavors.

Fraternally yours,

George F. Belanger

Teamsters Union Local No. 59
George F. Belanger
Secretary-Treasurer & Executive Officer

Teamsters Union Local No. 59
2018 Umberto "Battle" Cruz & Ashley P. Freitas Scholarship Award Winners:

Students Now Attending College

Name of Student

Name of College

Student's Father / Mother

Danielle Burke

Bridgewater State College

Sean Burke – United Parcel Service

Rachel Coombes

University of New Hampshire

Richard Coombes – Colonial Beverage

Kelynn Gracie

Johnson & Wales University

Joshua Gracie – United Parcel Service

Lillian Healy

Roger Williams University

Stephen Healy - Steamship Authority - Unlicensed

Mitchell Lavoie

Boston College

Mark Lavoie - Steamship Authority - LDO

Sydney Lavoie

Fairfield University

Mark Lavoie - Steamship Authority - LDO

Kyle Mackey

Villanova University

Sandra Mackey - COMM Fire District

Paige Richmond

UMass - Amherst

Christopher Richmond – Acushnet Police

Samantha Santos

Salem State University

Ernest Santos – Ryder Truck Rental

Alternate: Stephanie Sousa

Bristol Community College

David Sousa – United Parcel Service


Students Who Will Be Attending College

Name of Student

Name of College

Student's Father / Mother

Bret Abreu

University of Rhode Island

Brian Abreu – United Parcel Service

Maxwell Kane

Mass Maritime Academy

Peter Kane – New Bedford Vocational High School

Mackenzie Kennedy

Bristol Community College

Steven Kennedy – United Parcel Service

Alexandra Mackey

Springfield College

Sandra Mackey – COMM Fire Department

Ethen Mort

Bristol Community College

David Mort – Steamship Authority – Terminal & Agency

Lynsey Ramos

UMass Dartmouth

Linda Ramos – New Bedford Housing Authority

Alternate: Lauren Faria

Mass Maritime Academy

Joe Faria - Steamship Authority - Maintenance


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