Adams State business students receive financial support from Alta Fuels


Jim Wratten, Dr. Michael Tomlin, Jim Sammons stand with  Megan Gylling, Amanda Morrow

Jim Wratten, area sales manager for Alta Convenience; Dr. Michael Tomlin, Adams State School of Business chair; and Jim Sammons, Alta Fuels president, stand with Adams State business students and the Alta Fuels/Alta Convenience Scholarship recipients Megan Gylling and Amanda Morrow.

Alta Fuels continues their support and encouragement of Adams State University School of Business students by awarding Amanda Morrow, Megan Gylling and Marcus Shawcroft the Alta Fuels/Alta Convenience Scholarship.

Gylling's first semester at Adams State introduced her to many new ideas. "While dedicating time to my studies I have also enjoyed interacting with fellow students and professors." She appreciates the opportunity to further her education. "Thank you Alta Fuels for your support."

Jim Sammons, president of Alta Fuels, said the company is proud to give back to the youth in the valley and support them as they continue their education at Adams State University. "Education is so important in business today, which makes our partnership with Adams State University very important to the future of not only our organization, but the community as well."

School of Business Chair Dr. Michael Tomlin said Adams State is proud of the students and their award of Alta Fuels' scholarships. "We appreciate Alta Fuels and Stores' generosity and their friendship and commitment to Adams State University, and our community."

The scholarship is awarded once a year with one scholarship valued at $3000 and two at $2000; the highest GPA is awarded $3000. Requirements for the scholarship include majoring in business, a GPA of 3.0 or above; a graduate of a San Luis Valley high school; and a junior or senior for the award year.