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First Student recognizes veteran bus drivers

Posted on May 19, 2011

CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. is recognizing 19 school bus drivers across the U.S. and Canada who are celebrating their 40th anniversary of providing safe student transportation.

“For 40 years, these drivers have seen and done it all, from completing numerous safety inspections and training sessions to greeting students each morning and logging thousands of miles on the roads. They have dedicated their careers to providing the safest school transportation,” said Linda Burtwistle, president of First Student. “Their commitment to the students and communities they serve is commendable, and we are proud they are part of the First Student team.”

The First Student drivers who have reached 40 years of service in 2011 are:

Susan Aders — Billings, Mont.           
Ghislain Bergeron — Pointe Claire, Quebec
Helga Braunstein — Mississauga, Ontario       
Charles Cameron — San Francisco
Shirley Canyon — San Francisco           
Barbara Donovan — San Francisco
Phillip Ellison — San Francisco           
Lillian Fagundes — Warwick, R.I.
James Gauthier — Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario   
Lois Harvey — Catskill, N.Y.
Karen Lagge — Billings, Mont.           
Jane McSweeney — Randolph, Mass.
Elizabeth Miglietta — Hansen, Mass.       
Jesse Montgomery — Norwalk, Conn.
Janice Rogers — Pittsburgh           
Paul Stein — San Francisco
Virginia Ventura — Rochester, N.Y.       
Shirley Walbert — Macungie, Pa.
Elaine Wilson — Rochester, N.Y.       

Related Topics: First Student Inc.

Comments ( 2 )
  • keith

     | about 5 years ago

    i am a bus driver for the westerly ri school dept and i know lillian fagundes that drives for warwick i would like to say she is wonderful person and i would like to congradulate her for her 40 yrs with first student congradulations lillian

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