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Terry L. Priest spent his entire professional career seeking ways to provide opportunities to students who are interested in pursuing transportation, logistics, or supply chain careers. He was born in Shoshone, Idaho in 1942. Terry began his employment as an Agent/Telegrapher with the Union Pacific Railroad, with time out for military duty. He then went to work for J.R. Simplot Company as a Corporate Traffic Manager with the provision that they would pay for Terry’s higher education. Terry went on to achieve a bachelor’s degree in business aviation and transportation from Boise State, then a master’s degree in transportation law. During the years, he also studied at Syracuse University and MIT. Terry then went to work for Coors Brewing Company in Golden, Colorado as a Corporate Commerce Manager. After an 18-year career with Coors Brewing Company, he turned to teaching at the University of Colorado at Denver. He held the highest leadership posts at the American Society of Transportation and Logistics, whose mission is to advance transportation education. In addition to the many awards Terry earned over the years, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Colorado Transportation Community for his dedication to transportation education. Mr. Priest passed away on May 19, 2002 at the age of 60. The Terry L. Priest Scholarship Fund was created through donations made by numerous friends and professional associates to an endowed fund established in Terry’s memory.

Terry was a cheerleader for the industry he loved: transportation. He promoted the people in transportation and the industry through his efforts to further education in transportation. From his efforts to introduce high school students to the industry, to his efforts to raise money for college scholarships,Terry was always thinking, talking and promoting transportation. He belonged to and became an officer in almost every transportation organization at both the local and national levels. His most important contribution was his ability to engage the imagination of others about the possibilities of transportation and to involve them in the industry.

Catherine Hawley
Ms. Hawley is working towards a BS in Supply Chain Management at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She plans to graduate in May, 2017. She recently joined the student chapter of the Council for Supply Chain Management Profession- als (CSCMP) and has accepted an internship with the Supply Chain Group at Eastman Chemical for the summer of 2016.

Omer Shaiyen
Mr. Shaiyen is earning his BA in Supply Chain Management at Howard University. He is an international student from Nigeria and plans to graduate in May, 2018. He recently completed an internship at Zebra Technologies Corporation, where his main project was to develop a new supplier diversity program for the company. He currently holds a 4.0 GPA and is a part of the Howard University School of Business Executive Leadership Honors Program.

Briana Garrity
Ms. Garrity is working towards a BS in Supply Chain Management at The University of Rhode island. She recently com- pleted an internship at Burris Logistics as a Project Management intern, and is now interning at Ocean State Job Lot in their Transportation Department. Ms. Garrity is also active in the Supply Chain Management Club at URi and holds a 4.0 GPA. She will graduate in December, 2016.

We have established a fund to provide scholarships,promote education in transportation & to remember Terry. Contributions may be sent to:
The Terry L. Priest Transportation Education Fund
c/o The Denver Foundation
950 S. Cherry Street, Suite 200
Denver, Colorado 80246