WALL, N.J. — Catherine Brutzman, a school bus driver for Student Transportation of America (STA), will be featured on NBC’s “Today” show on Friday.

Brutzman’s commitment to work, family and community service will be highlighted as part of the show’s “Pay It Forward” series and will air at 8:20 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

“Catherine really represents everything we stand for at Student Transportation of America,” said Denis Gallagher, chairman and CEO of Student Transportation Inc., the parent company of STA. “Her reliability, knowledge, and devotion to the safety and well-being of her student passengers goes above and beyond the call of duty and her efforts safely caring for generations of schoolchildren is remarkable.”

Brutzman has spent more than 40 years in the student transportation industry. As a driver with STA, she has a flawless driving record and perfect attendance and is a member of the company’s STI Safety Wall of Fame, company officials said. She is well known in her Higganum, Connecticut, community and loves to tell stories about how she used to drive the parents of the students she drives today.

“Catherine is a shining example of what family and community are all about — paying it forward — by helping others when they need it most, supporting people unconditionally, and encouraging others to reach their full potential. I speak for everyone at STA when I say that we are so proud that she is a member of the STA family,” Gallagher added.

The segment will be archived and can be viewed after the Friday morning broadcast on the "Today" show’s website as well as STI’s website at www.RideSTBus.com.

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