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United Supermarkets awards scholarship to Lubbock natives

Cassandra Huey (Source: United Supermarkets) Cassandra Huey (Source: United Supermarkets)
Stephany Wines (Source: United Supermarkets) Stephany Wines (Source: United Supermarkets)

Provided by United Supermarkets

United Supermarkets, LLC (United) announced today the scholarship recipients of the United Supermarkets Graduate Fellowship Endowment at Texas Tech University for the 2013-2014 academic year. The students include Lubbock natives Cassandra Huey, Lindsay Huffhines and Stephany Wines.

The endowment resulted from a $3 million gift from United to the Texas Tech Foundation to endow two scholarship programs at the university. Scholarships are available to both new and continuing graduate students pursuing any area of study at Texas Tech.

"This year's deserving recipients are active in the Lubbock community and working toward graduate degrees from Texas Tech University," said Shelby Crews, executive director of the United Supermarkets Community Foundation. "With financial help from the endowment, we hope these students have a successful, more affordable college experience."

Other fellowship endowment recipients include Callan Olive of Amarillo, Robert Imel of Pampa, Amanda King of Plainview and Philena Farmer of Lamesa. Additionally, four recipients will continue to receive the fellowship endowment awarded last year, including Lubbock natives Valeria Hernandez, Cameron Oliver and David Tombs, as well as Emily Hammer of Perryton.

Recipients will be honored at a reception Oct. 17 at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center on the Texas Tech campus.

Ms. Huey is pursuing her doctorate in human development and family studies. She hopes to help bridge the gap between the academic world and her community. She and her son spend time volunteering at Texas Boy's Ranch, Children's Home of Lubbock and The Haven Animal Shelter.

Ms. Huffhines is pursuing a master's degree in marriage and family therapy with the goal of becoming a research professor at a university, as well as have a small therapy practice for trauma survivors. During her first year in Lubbock, she founded a yoga program at the local women's shelter and procured mats and accessories for weekly classes through donations.

Ms. Wines is pursuing a master's degree in agribusiness. After graduation, she hopes to secure a job working in Austin assisting state senators or congressmen. She volunteers for a variety of organizations throughout Lubbock including Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House, Race for a Cure and Hug-a-Bear.

For more information on the United Supermarkets Graduate Fellowship Endowment, visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/scholarships/United.php.

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