Megan O’Donnell has been announced as the 2013–14 recipient of the University of Maryland’s Choptank Transport Business Scholarship award.
O’Donnell, a Berlin MD native, is a senior at the University of Maryland majoring in finance at the Robert H School of Business. After graduation, she plans to obtain her CPA while beginning her career in accounting. Eventually, she would like to work in the financial department of a large corporation.
As to whether she’d ever consider a career with a large logistics firm such as Choptank Transport, O’Donnell said, “I would definitely view Choptank as a great potential employer due to the company’s strong positive reputation and also their growing number of exciting locations.”
Geoff Turner, Choptank president and chief executive officer, is pleased to hear that a local student has received this year’s scholarship. “It’s nice to see a small-town student with corporate aspirations,” he said. “Hopefully our contribution to her education will help get her one step closer to her goals.”
This is the second annual awarding of the Choptank scholarship since the endowment was established. The goal is to provide aid to business students interested in future employment opportunities including, but not limited to, the field of transportation and logistics. The recipient is chosen by a committee of faculty, deans, and program leaders from the Robert H School of Business.
The award requires students to reapply every year and is available to those pursuing any business major. The application process begins in mid-March and continues through the final week of classes in early May.
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Choptank is a full-service freight and logistics management company headquartered in Preston MD. The company specializes in truckload, refrigerated, and van transportation, as well as temperature-controlled LTL and flatbed shipping services. It has additional offices in Atlanta GA, Denver CO, Dallas TX, Nashville TN, and Tampa FL.