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UniGroup Awards $5,000 to St. Louis Community College-Meramec Athletic Scholarship Fund

February 12, 2009

Check Presentation  
President of Transportation Services Group Pat Larch presented the $5,000 scholarship to Michael King, a freshman member of the Meramec Magic baseball team. King came to STLCC from Truman/Independence High School in Kansas City. Meramec President Paul Pai (far left) and Director for P.E. and Athletics Bob Bottger (far right) were also on hand to congratulate the student and thank President Larch.

On Wednesday, February 4, UniGroup, Inc., the parent company of United Van Lines, Mayflower Transit, and other transportation-related companies, presented St. Louis Community College-Meramec Athletic Scholarship Fund with a check for $5,000.“ UniGroup’s contribution marks the 22nd consecutive year of support for the STLCC-Meramec Athletic Scholarship Fund.

“We are proud to offer continued support of the students at St. Louis Community College,” said Pat Larch, president of Transportation Services Group, a UniGroup company. “This is just one of the ways that our company shows its commitment to the community.”

Meramec President Paul Pai expressed his gratitude to UniGroup, saying: “St. Louis Community College-Meramec is fortunate to have a friend like Pat Larch and UniGroup, Inc. in its service area. UniGroup sets a shining example of how effectively businesses can support community colleges and create a gateway for higher education through sports scholarships and other means.”

Pai noted that "in light of the economic downturn, this gift from UniGroup is extremely appreciated. While no company is immune to budget crisis, UniGroup stayed firm on their commitment to STLCC-Meramec' students."