Jerry Moyes, owner of Swift Transportation, donated money toward a supply chain management program at Utah's Weber State University.
Jerry Moyes, owner of the Phoenix-based trucking company Swift Transportation Co., has donated $5 million to Utah's Weber State University to help establish a supply chain management program. In recognition of the gift, the program will be named the Jerry and Vickie Moyes Center for Supply Chain Excellence within the John B. Goddard School of Business and Economics. Jerry Moyes graduated from the Goddard School in 1966 and went on to launch his career in the trucking and logistics business.
Atlanta-based freight and logistics giant UPS Inc. will award more than $7.4 million to 36 different organizations that support inclusiveness and economic empowerment opportunities for women and diverse populations across the globe. Recipients include Accion International, a nonprofit that provides affordable financial services to women in Nigeria; the Cuban American National Council and its Financial Literacy and First Time Homebuyer Education Workshops; the Muhammad Ali Center's UCREW Program, which provides students with opportunities to learn the fundamentals of social entrepreneurship; and the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing's Knowledge Center website.
BMW Scholars receive tuition assistance and participate in an apprenticeship program.
BMW Manufacturing Co. LLC of Spartanburg, S.C., supported 30 students in its fifth class of BMW Scholars, providing tuition assistance as the students worked their way through a two-year apprenticeship program. After graduating from one of three schools—Spartanburg Community College, Greenville Technical College, or Tri-County Technical College—BMW Scholars are hired at the BMW plant as logistics, production, automotive, or equipment service associates.