Central Illinois Students Win ADM Scholarships
DECATUR, Ill., July 9, 2012 – Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) announced today that Margaret Gibbons and Leanna Miller have been awarded college scholarships through the ADM Scholarship Program.
“ADM is proud to sponsor this scholarship for Margaret and Leanna,” said Mike D’Ambrose, ADM senior vice president, human resources. “Outstanding young leaders like Margaret and Leanna have already shown tremendous dedication, ability, and commitment to their communities, and we are pleased to help provide them the opportunity for future achievements.”
Gibbons, a graduate of Jacksonville High School, hopes to attend Mississippi State University and plans to study pre-pharmacy studies. Her father is the health & safety director for ADM’s grain division in Decatur.
Miller was homeschooled in Oakley and hopes to attend Anderson University to study pre-occupational therapy. Her father is a senior patent counsel at ADM’s corporate office in Decatur.
The ADM Scholarship Program was created to assist the children of ADM active employees with the costs associated with a college education. Winners were selected on the basis of high scores on the PSAT/NMSQT; academic record throughout high school; significant activities and contributions to the school and community; the school’s recommendation of the candidate; and a student essay.
About ADM in Decatur
In the Decatur area, ADM has more than 50 locations and employs more than 4,200 people. Since 1969, Decatur has been home to ADM’s global headquarters. Among its local operations is the world’s largest corn processing plant, which produces an array of products from corn, ranging from corn oil to animal feed and sweeteners to ethanol. In addition, ADM’s Decatur soybean processing plants make food ingredients and animal feeds.
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve vital needs. Today, 30,000 ADM employees around the globe convert oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. With more than 265 processing plants, 400 crop procurement facilities, and the world’s premier crop transportation network, ADM helps connect the harvest to the home in more than 160 countries. For more information about ADM and its products, visit www.adm.com.
Archer Daniels Midland Company