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Press Release -- July 7th, 2016
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Consolidated Communications Pioneer Club Awards Scholarships

Six local students earn scholarships totaling $3,900

MATTOON, Ill. - July 7, 2016 – Six local students recently received scholarships totaling $3,900 from the Consolidated Communications Iverson A. Lumpkin Pioneer Club.

The 2016 recipients of the Iverson A. Lumpkin Pioneer Club scholarship each received a $650 scholarship. Winners were:

  • Jordan Katz, sponsored by her grandmother Karen Breames, will be attending Lake Land College.
  • Lauren Romack, sponsored by her mother, Shelly Romack, will attend Lake Land College.
  • Austin Swango, sponsored by his grandmother, Theresa Nelson Swango, will attend Lincoln Land Community College.
  • Kollin Seaman, sponsored by his mother, Jane Seaman, will attend Parkland College.
  • Brianna Sowers, sponsored by her father, Rick Sowers, will be attending Lake Land College.
  • Kenzie Leeman, sponsored by her grandfather, Bob Barnd, will attend Lake Land College.

To be eligible for a Pioneer Club scholarship, applicants must be a child, grandchild or great-grandchild of a Pioneer Club member, have a 3.0 GPA and be enrolling in a two or four-year accredited college.  For more information, visit ialpioneerclub.org.

The Mattoon-based Pioneer Club chapter of the Independent Telecommunications Pioneers Organization includes employees, retirees and former Consolidated Communications employees. Since 1990, the club has awarded more than $135,000 in scholarships to more than 200 local students.

About Consolidated Communications

Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL) provides business and broadband communications services across its 11-state service area to carrier, commercial and consumer customers. For more than a century, the Company has consistently provided innovative, reliable, high-quality products and services.  Consolidated Communications offers a wide range of communications solutions including: High-Speed Internet, Data, Digital TV, Phone, managed and cloud services and wireless backhaul over an extensive fiber optic network. Learn more about Consolidated Communications at consolidated.com.

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