Announcing the 2020 Suddath Scholarship Winners
NEWS // May 18, 2020
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 18, 2020) Suddath®, a leading global transportation, relocation and logistics company, today announced the recipients of the 2020 Suddath scholarship awards: high school seniors John Mallari, Yvonne Huynh and Dalton Shifflett.
These bright students were chosen based on their exceptional academic performance, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities and work experience, as well as their educational and career goals.
2020 Richard H. Suddath Scholarship Recipient: John Mallari
John Mallari is the son of Hilda Mallari, Material Handler for Suddath Logistics, working onsite for a client in Jacksonville, FL. John is a senior at Stanton College Preparatory High School in Jacksonville, where he holds a 4.0 GPA. He will begin college this fall at University of Central Florida in Orlando, majoring in mechanical engineering, and intends to pursue a master’s degree in mechanical engineering upon graduation. “One of the key figures that got me into engineering is Mark Rober, former NASA engineer, who now makes fun and educational engineering videos on YouTube,” says John. “I hope to learn my way to building my own machines and invent something new, crazy, and useful, all the while having fun making it.” John is a member of the National English, National Latin, National History Scholars and Science National Honor Societies. He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief for the IB Literary Magazine, the Public Relations President for the Stanton Spoken Word Group: The Expressionists, the Senior Altar Server at Holy Spirit Catholic Church and was the Stage Manager for Stanton’s Night of One Act Plays.
2020 A. Quinn Bell Scholarship Recipient: Yvonne Huynh
Yvonne Huynh is the daughter of Charlene Nguyen, Billing Manager for Suddath San Jose. Yvonne is a senior at Milpitas High School in Milpitas, CA, where she holds a 3.91 GPA. She will attend University of California: San Diego in the fall, majoring in urban studies and planning. While in school, she plans to complete an internship focused on urban planning for housing and pursue a master’s degree upon graduation. “Growing up in the Bay Area during the age of the internet, I was able to see firsthand how communities and cities changed along with the integration of technology. Although it brought more job opportunities in the Silicon Valley, my community and many others became increasingly more difficult to live in, and were displaced due to the housing crisis,” says Yvonne. “My career goal is to improve the housing crisis in my community as well as create a strong and supportive environment for future generations.” Yvonne served as Treasurer and Board Member of the National Honor Society, Secretary and Treasurer of the Film and Motion Studio society, and has experience working for the City of Milpitas.
2020 Barry S. Vaughn Scholarship Recipient: Dalton Shifflett
Dalton Shifflett is the son of Lynne Shifflett, Import Specialist II for Suddath Logistics in Dulles, VA. Dalton is a senior at Frederick High School in Frederick, MD, where he holds a 3.95 GPA. He will attend Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in the fall, majoring in early childhood education and minoring in coaching. “I went to school with kids who did not have the support system needed to pursue their career and athletic goals,” says Dalton. “I want to use the skills I gain in college to help kids who need someone to look up to when facing difficulty as they try to reach their goals.” Dalton is captain of his high school varsity soccer team, state cup finalist for the FC Frederick Soccer Club, coaches for the Middle School Summer Soccer League and Golden Mile Soccer Program and works as the USSF Grade 8 Referee. He is also a member of several organizations, including National Society of High School Scholars, PJ’s With a Purpose Club, FHS Booster Club, Safe & Sane and Young Life.
Congratulations to John, Yvonne and Dalton, as well as their parents, on this incredible achievement!
About the Scholarships
Each year, Suddath awards three scholarships to graduating seniors of current employees. These scholarships were created to honor the commitment, dedication and achievements of our former leaders during their years at the helm of The Suddath Companies. Each scholarship provides up to $12,000 in annual tuition, books and fees for undergraduate study at a college or university. Since 1990, Suddath has awarded a total of 49 scholarships.
- Richard H. Suddath Scholarship: Established in 1990, The Richard H. Suddath Scholarship was created following Richard “Dick” Suddath’s 1989 retirement as Chairman of the Board of The Suddath Companies. Dick, the son of founder Carl Suddath, was instrumental in growing the company from a small, local moving company to a regional leader.
- A. Quinn Bell Scholarship: Established in 2005, The A. Quinn Bell Scholarship was created following Quinn Bell’s 2005 retirement as president and CEO of The Suddath Companies. Quinn was with Suddath from 1968 to 2005 and led Suddath during some of the company’s greatest periods of growth and expansion.
- Barry S. Vaughn Scholarship: Established in 2015, The Barry Vaughn Scholarship was created following Barry Vaughn’s 2015 retirement as president and CEO of The Suddath Companies. Barry joined Suddath in 1974 and assumed the CEO position in 2003. He continues to represent Suddath in various industry leadership positions and is currently the vice chairman of The Suddath Companies’ Board of Directors.