5 in truck stop industry win scholarships

New Holiday Inn Express opens near Love’s in Prosser, Washington.New Holiday Inn Express opens near Love’s in Prosser, Washington.

Five students with connections to the truck stop industry received scholarships the National Association of Truck Stop Owners Foundation’s Bill Moon Scholarship program recently.

The recipients of $5,000 each were:

  • Seth Drey, Love’s Travel Stop #490 in Jasper, Tennessee
  • Stefani Duncan, Hood’s Service Center, Bois D’Arc, Missouri
  • Austin Rofe, TravelCenters of America, Westlake, Ohio
  • Susan Ridenour, Sacramento 49er Truck Plaza, Sacramento, California
  • Katarina Schubert, Truck World, Hubbard, Ohio

Open to truckstop and travel plaza owners and operators, their employees and their families, the Bill Moon Scholarship program was established in 1993 to help advance the education of industry participants. The program has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships since its founding.

The scholarship is named after Bill Moon, who founded the Iowa 80 Group and made substantial contributions to NATSO, actively supporting and participating in industry-related government affairs issues. Applicants are judged by an independent review with selections based on academic merit, financial need, community activities and a short essay.

“The NATSO Foundation is pleased to honor the recipients of these scholarships for their pursuit of education and their commitment to the truck stop and travel plaza industry,” said NATSO Foundation President Lisa Mullings.

New Holiday In Express near Washington Love’s

InterContinental Hotels Group and Love’s Hospitality announce the opening of the new 75-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites Prosser in Prosser, Washington.

The hotel features an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour guest laundry, and an outdoor grill and covered patio. The hotel also provides a 24-hour business center with copy and fax services and free high-speed internet access.

The hotel is located at 680 Wine Country Road just off I-82 in south central Washington.