In May of 2022, NNTC’s General Manager Pat McElroy (above) surprised Taya at home with the news. “I was so surprised; I was supposed to go home to let the dog out. This is the first outside scholarship I’ve received, so that’s pretty cool,” said Taya.
This FRS Scholarship is called the Diana Jo Dreyer Memorial Fund. Diana grew up in Atlantic, IA, with her parents and five siblings, where she attended Atlantic High School and then graduated with her teaching degree from Augustana University. Diana found a successful career in telecommunications, where she excelled in sales and grew a large network of women in telecom who became some of her closest mentors and friends. Recognizing Diana’s impact to her company and women in telecom, INDATEL Services LLC and her family have established a scholarship with the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) for female students with an intent to study business.