AUSTIN EDITION Hormel distributes scholarships

From staff reports

Ten children of Hormel Foods Corp. employees will receive college scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 a year, the company announced Tuesday.

They include James Doyle, Lauren Goetsch and Rebecca Mino of Austin and Krystina Irvin of Rose Creek.

Doyle is attending Austin High School and is enrolled at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He is the son of Jim and Linda Doyle; Jim Doyle is director of employee benefits in Austin.

Goettsch is a student at Austin High School and plans to attend Kenyon College in Gambler, Ohio, majoring in premedicine. Her parents are Dennis Goettsch and Karen Benson; Goettsch is vice president of marketing for the foodservice group in Austin.


Mino attends Pacelli High School in Austin and is enrolled at Central College in Pella, Iowa, where she intends to major in biology. She is the daughter of James and Janice Mino; James Mino is manager of project and civil engineering in Austin.

Irvin is attending Southland High School and is enrolled at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, where she plans to major in pharmacy. Her parents are Donald Irvin and Renita McCabe-Irvin; Donald Irvine works at the Austin plant.

The other six scholarship winners are Jennie Burns of Oakland, Neb., Katie Callahan of Fremont, Neb., Aaron Cole of Fergus Falls, Minn., Nicole Heth of Janesville, Wis., Jennifer Maxfield of Pillager, Minn., and Cale Nelson, Knoxville, Iowa.

This is the 38th year Hormel has provided scholarships to children of current, retired or deceased employees. Winners were selected by an independent nonprofit group in Evanston, Ill.

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