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Teddy Gleason Scholarship Winners Selected for 2008; Eight Students Will Receive $48,000 in Educational Grants

    NEW YORK, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International
 Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO and New York Shipping Association, Inc.
 today announced the eight winners of the 2008 Teddy Gleason Scholarships.
 The two trustees of the Scholarship Program, ILA President John Bowers and
 NYSA President Frank McDonough, introduced the students at a luncheon on
 June 24, 2008 at Fraunces Tavern in Lower Manhattan.
 
     All eight students are dependents of ILA members working for NYSA
 member companies in the Greater Metropolitan area. The NYSA-ILA Scholarship
 Fund, named in honor of the late ILA president Teddy Gleason, is open to
 dependents of active and retired ILA members in the Port of New York and
 New Jersey. This is the twenty-eighth annual scholarship program. Students
 will receive an annual grant of $6,000 per year for each one of four years
 in college.
 
     The 2008 Teddy Gleason Scholarship winners are as follows:
 
     Christina M. DeCosta: Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph DeCosta of
 Mountainside, NJ. Mr. DeCosta is a member of ILA Local 1235 working at APM
 Terminals. Christina plans to attend SUNY - Stony Brook in Stony Brook, New
 York.
 
     Jessica A. Laso: Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Laso of Manalapan, New
 Jersey. Mr. Laso is a member of ILA Local 1235 working at Maher Terminals,
 Inc. Jessica plans to attend The University of Rhode Island in Kingston,
 Rhode Island.
 
     Nancy J. Marroquin: Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Miguel Marroquin of Union
 City, New Jersey. Mr. Marroquin is a member of ILA Local 1588 working at
 Global Terminal Containers. Nancy plans to attend Fordham University in
 Bronx, New York.
 
     Tasha E. Miley: Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Randy Miley of Glenwood, New
 Jersey. Mr. Miley is a member of ILA Local 1804-1 working at APM Terminals,
 Inc. Tasha plans to attend The American University in Washington, DC.
 
     Lucia Oubina: Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jesus Oubina of Linden. Mr. Oubina
 is a member of ILA Local 1235 working at APM Terminals, Inc. Lucia plans to
 attend The College of New Jersey in Ewing, New Jersey.
 
     Angela L. Pagliaro: Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Sergio Pagliaro of North
 Brunswick, New Jersey. Mr. Pagliaro is a member of ILA Local 1804-1 working
 at Maher Terminals, Inc. Angela plans to attend SUNY-Binghamton in
 Binghamton, New York.
 
     Alyssa Reyes: Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jose Reyes of Berkeley Heights,
 New Jersey. Mr. Reyes is a member of ILA Local 1235 working at APM
 Terminals, Inc. Alyssa plans to attend the College of Saint Elizabeth in
 Morristown, New Jersey.
 
     Monica Vilacha: Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jose Vilacha of Hazlet, New
 Jersey. Mr. Vilacha is a member of ILA Local 1235 working at APM Terminals,
 Inc. Monica plans to attend The University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware.
 
     The Teddy Gleason Scholarship winners are selected on the basis of
 academic performance and aptitude testing among other determinations. The
 scholarships are available to qualified applicants who wish to continue
 education at undergraduate, apprentice or training programs at any
 accredited colleges, universities and other institutions of higher
 learning. An independent agency - the College Scholarship Service based in
 Princeton, New Jersey - makes the selection of the scholarship winners.
 
     The eight Teddy Gleason Scholarship winners join 32 other students
 currently enrolled in colleges and universities who were previously awarded
 these generous grants. The scholarship program was introduced in 1981
 following collective bargaining between the ILA and employers represented
 by NYSA and it provides $192,000 in yearly assistance for 32 students.
 
 
 

SOURCE International Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO

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