Congratulations to Michelle Finn’s daughter, Kodie Lievsay, for receiving the Truckload Carrier Association Scholarship for 2017. Hundreds of students across the United States whose family members work for a current TCA member apply for this scholarship and only 50 recipients are named each year. Kodie graduated from Beebe this year and will be attending LSU – Baton Rouge to complete a Petroleum Engineering degree. She is a wonderful student and holds very positive characteristics that will lead her to success. Below is included Kodie's essay which was submitted to the TCA scholarship committee. The CalArk Family is very proud of Kodie and her accomplishments and wishes her the best of luck. Congratulations!
My mother has worked at Calark International for fourteen years. She began as a dispatcher for Calark; she then was promoted to Operations Manager. She is currently serving as one of the most skilled dispatchers at this facility. Throughout this time as dispatcher and operations manager, she has traveled and worked long hours. She has always made sure the job was complete, and she has taught me what it means to persevere through the troubles of massive workloads and stress. Calark International has always been great to us; if she needed a day off to take a college tour with me, go on a family vacation, or assist in medical instances, it has always been granted. Overall, my mother’s position as a dispatcher and manager has put food on our table, put a roof over my head, and allowed my family and I to spend time with her. Understanding that this is not a one person job, the drivers have taught me to value the time I get to spend with my family. It is not just a person behind a wheel; they allow us to be able to purchase items in stores, cars to be manufactured, and anything under the sun to be hauled. Without these committed individuals, there would be no trucking industry.
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