I-540 Work Underway In NC
Vecellio & Grogan workers excavate material for
I-540 expansion project northeast of
project includes building eight miles of interstate.
V&G is realigning a section of US-64 (at I-440)
just a few miles away
under a separate contract valued at nearly $40
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The Vecellio Family Foundation (VFF) awarded 10
college scholarships, worth $100,000, in 2003, the 31st year of the
The scholarships provide each recipient with
$10,000 ó $2,500 per year for four years ó in care of each studentís
college or university.
VFF is a charitable organization established by
the principals of the Vecellio Group, one of the nationís Top 200
contractors. To assure impartiality, scholarship recipients are selected
by independent review boards, not by the VFF, the Vecellio Group, or any
of its operating units.
Two of the scholarships were given through the
Employee Scholarship Program for dependents of Vecellio Group employees.
Linette Johnson, daughter of David Johnson, a mechanic with Vecellio &
Grogan, received one of the Employee Scholarships. Caryne is attending
Concord College in Athens, West Virginia, where she is pursuing a
Bachelor of Science in teaching.
Caryne attended Summers County High School in
Hinton, West Virginia. She served as elected class treasurer in grades 9
through 12. She also was elected as Honors Society Historian, Key Club
Treasurer, and Hi-4 Treasurer. She participated in volleyball and track,
as well. Her hobbies include scrap-booking and collecting autographs.
second Employee Scholarship recipient is Alison Rosencrans, daughter of
Doug Rosencrans, Asphalt Superintendent at Ranger Central. Alison is
attending Florida State University, where she is working towards a
degree in Civil Engineering.
Alison attended Lake Worth Christian School in
Boynton Beach, Florida, where her scholastic and extracurricular honors
included winning first place at the science fair, being listed in Whoís
Who in American High School Students from grades 9 through 12, and
making the honor roll each term. She played soccer, volley ball and soft
ball, and enjoys water sports.
Scholarships were also presented to eight
graduating seniors from selected high schools in West Virginia, where
Vecellio & Grogan has operated since 1938.
Adrienne Jordan of Daniels, representing Shady
Spring High School, was selected to receive a Leo A. Vecellio, Sr.
Memorial Scholarship, named in honor of Vecellio & Grogan's co-founder
and the father of Vecellio Group CEO Leo Vecellio, Jr.
Liberty High School graduate Daniel Bailey, of
Glen Daniel, also received a Leo A. Vecellio, Sr. Memorial Scholarship.
Representing Woodrow Wilson High School are
three scholarship recipients, all from Beckley: Sharra Cales, who
received a Rick Vecellio Memorial Scholarship, named to honor the late
brother of Leo Vecellio, Jr.; Laura Robbins, who was granted a Leo A.
Vecellio, Sr. Memorial Scholarship; and Tasha Hensdill, who received an
Al Janutolo Memorial Scholarship, named for a long-time Vecellio &
From Independence High School, Megan McCoy of
Beaver received a Leo A. Vecellio, Sr. Memorial Scholarship. In McDowell
County, Brittany Mayhew of Iaeger was awarded a Dr. Dante Castrodale
Memorial Scholarship, named in honor of Leo A. Vecellio Sr.ís
brother-in-law, who served as a physician in the McDowell County area
for many years.
The recipient of the Rick Vecellio Memorial
Conservation Scholarship/ Youth Conservation Award is Lindsay Coleman of
Fayetteville, who plans to study forestry and environmental resources.