UniGroup Awards $5,000 to St. Louis Community College-Meramec Athletic Scholarship Fund

St. Louis, MO, March 07, 2009 --(PR.com)-- UniGroup, Inc., the parent company of United Van Lines and other transportation-related companies, presented St. Louis Community College-Meramec Athletic Scholarship Fund with a check for $5,000. UniGroup’s contribution marks the 22nd consecutive year of support for the STLCC-Meramec Athletic Scholarship Fund.

“We are proud to offer continued support of the students at St. Louis Community College,” said Pat Larch, president of Transportation Services Group, a UniGroup company. “This is just one of the ways that our company shows its commitment to the community.”

Meramec President Paul Pai expressed his gratitude to UniGroup, saying: “St. Louis Community College-Meramec is fortunate to have a friend like UniGroup in its service area. UniGroup sets a shining example of how effectively businesses can support community colleges and create a gateway for higher education through sports scholarships and other means.”

Pai noted that "in light of the economic downturn, this gift from UniGroup is extremely appreciated. While no company is immune to budget crisis, UniGroup stayed firm on their commitment to STLCC-Meramec' students."

St. Louis Community College is the largest community college system in Missouri and one of the largest in the United States. The college serves an area of approximately 700 square miles that includes the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County and portions of Jefferson and Franklin counties.

UniGroup, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest privately owned transportation companies. Its world headquarters offices are located in Fenton, Mo.

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Maya Lunnemann