Union Gas Parent Spectra Energy Selects 2015 Scholarship Recipients
Chatham, Ontario, May 21, 2015 - Union Gas parent company Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE) announced that eight children of Canadian company employees have been selected to receive up to $5,000 per year in scholarship funds toward undergraduate study at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Canada.
"At Union Gas, we believe that investing in education creates lasting benefits for people and communities," said Marian Redford, manager community investment, Union Gas. "We're proud of the skill and dedication these students have exhibited and wish them continued success as they learn and grow."
Recipients under the Spectra Energy Scholars Program are graduating high school/secondary school seniors and are chosen annually by an independent committee of judges. The committee selects recipients based on their performance in academics, leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors and awards, work experience and financial need. The scholarships will provide the students up to $20,000 during their four years of undergraduate study.
"Spectra Energy is proud to continue our tradition of offering a scholarship program for the children of our employees. This investment in the future of our employees' children exemplifies our commitment to education and to our most important asset: our team members," said Greg Ebel, chief executive officer of Spectra Energy. "This year's scholarship recipients are well-rounded, demonstrating excellence in education and a strong commitment to community -- two qualities we value at Spectra Energy."
Two additional students were recognized for their achievements and will each receive a one-time, $2,500 scholarship.
2015 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:
Nathan Bigelow of Kitchener, ON - A student at Resurrection Catholic Secondary School and the son of Richard Bigelow and Christine Bigelow
Megan Canniff of Chatham, ON - A student at Ursuline College Chatham and the daughter of Darrin and Christine Canniff
Sarah Donais of Chatham, ON - A student at Chatham-Kent Secondary School and the daughter of Shelia Martin
Alyssa Janes of Sarnia, ON - A student at St. Clair Secondary School and the daughter of Mark Janes and Stacey Fillion
Mackenzie King of Chatham, ON - A student at Ursuline College Chatham and the daughter of Jason and Marilee King
Jarod Lang of Fort St. John, BC - A student at Northern Peace Secondary and the son of Sara and Troy Lang
Keenan Linehan of New Glasgow, NS - A student at North Nova Education Center and the son of Doug Linehan and Caroline Linehan
Alison Ross of Thunder Bay, ON - A student at Westgate Collegiate & V.I. and the daughter of Cheryl and Jamie Ross
Molly Carter of Brantford, ON - A student at St. John's College and the daughter of Dennis and Katie Carter
Victoria Kacer of London, ON - A student at A.B. Lucas Secondary School and the daughter of Tony and Tina Kacer
About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with 100 years of experience and service to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.4 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across northern, southwestern and eastern Ontario. Union Gas, named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2015, is a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company with assets of $7 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. For more information, visit href="http://www.uniongas.com/">uniongas.com.
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About Spectra Energy
Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE), a FORTUNE 500 company, is one of North America's leading pipeline and midstream companies. Based in Houston, Texas, the company's operations in the United States and Canada include more than 22,000 miles of natural gas, natural gas liquids, and crude oil pipelines; approximately 300 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas storage; 4.8 million barrels of crude oil storage; as well as natural gas gathering, processing, and local distribution operations. Spectra Energy is the general partner of Spectra Energy Partners (NYSE: SEP), one of the largest pipeline master limited partnerships in the United States and owner of the natural gas, natural gas liquids, and crude oil assets in Spectra Energy's U.S. portfolio. Spectra Energy also has a 50 percent ownership in DCP Midstream, the largest producer of natural gas liquids and the largest natural gas processor in the United States. Spectra Energy has served North American customers and communities for more than a century. The company's longstanding values are recognized through its inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes and the CDP S&P 500 Climate Disclosure and Performance Leadership Indexes. For more information, visit href="http://www.spectraenergy.com/">spectraenergy.com and href="http://www.spectraenergypartners.com/">spectraenergypartners.com.
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