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IBT Local 401 member receives Hoffa Scholarship

09.18.14

SEPTEMBER 2014, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton Edition of The Union News

IBT Local 401 member receives Hoffa Scholarship

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSSWB@AOL.COM

REGION, September 3rd- The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Union Local 401, South Washington Street in Wilkes-Barre, announced that one of their members child was awarded the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship.

Mr. Hoffa became a IBT member in 1934 and served as General President for 14 years, and in recognition of his service to the Union and its members, was honored as General President Emeritus for life.

At the November 1999 IBT General Executive Board meeting, General Secretary/Treasurer C. Thomas Keegel presented a resolution to establish the new scholarship fund.

Before a scholarship is awarded, the student must rank in the top 15 percent of their high school class; have, or expect to have, excellent SAT or ACT scores; and demonstrate financial need.

The applicant of the scholarship must be a son, daughter or grand-child of a IBT member. IBT Local 401 member Deanna Habib and her husband Victor Habib Jr. of Harvey’s Lake, daughter Amber Habib was one of this year’s 150 scholarship recipients. Mrs. Habib works for the Luzerne County’s Children and Youth Services and has been a union steward for fifteen years.

Amber Habib was her high school class secretary and was involved in student government, Lifesmarts and the Key Club. She is attending Bucknell University, studying engineering.

Photo in the print edition, left to right: Deanna Habib, Amber Habib, and Pat Connors, Secretary/Treasurer and Principal Officer of Local 401.