Lauren Beal accepts the Chief Warrant Officer 4 Edward Fitzgerald Collier United States Marine Corps Memorial Scholarship Award from Sabre Systems, Inc. Pictured, from left: Glen Ives, President and Chief Operating Officer, Sabre Systems, Inc; Gwendolyn Collier; Lauren Beal; Philip Jaurigue, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Warrington, Pa. - At a very special scholarship luncheon, Sabre Systems, Inc. humbly presented The Chief Warrant Officer 4 Edward Fitzgerald Collier United States Marine Corps Memorial Scholarship Award to Lauren Beal, daughter of Sabre Contracts Administrator, Susan Beal. Sabre employee, Edward Collier, passed away earlier this year. This scholarship was created to honor his memory by awarding a deserving student pursuing a degree in one of the STEM disciplines, and embodying the caring and passionate spirit of Ed. Ed's wife and family attended the event, which took place on July 6, 2017 in the Aberdeen, Maryland office. Ed's wife, Gwen Collier, said, "We are honored that through this memorial scholarship his legacy will continue to bless others.”
Lauren Beal, an incoming freshman of Marist College majoring in Medical Technology, was honored to receive this award in its first year. Her parents, Susan and Phil Beal, said of the event, "Meeting Gwen Collier and her children and grandchildren last week was an unbelievable experience. They embraced us instantly and accepted our family as a new part of their family. We are so blessed that our daughter Lauren was selected for this incredible award in Ed’s memory.”
Also in attendance was Sabre Chairman and CEO, Phil Jaurigue. Mr. Jaurigue explained, “It was a humbling feeling to see the Beal and Collier families meet on such a special occasion. I’m delighted that we are able to honor Ed’s memory in such a meaningful way. Ms. Beal represents the very finest of the Class of 2017 while she continues her battle with Type I Diabetes and her efforts to raise funds and awareness of the disease. The Beals and Colliers will be forever linked, and I feel blessed to have been able to share time with both families. I’m sure Ed would have been proud, and I look forward to honoring future scholarship winners.”
President and COO, Glen Ives adds, “Our (Chief Warrant Officer 4) CWO4 Edward Fitzgerald Collier, United States Marine Corps Memorial Scholarship is especially meaningful for many at Sabre because it is named for a true friend, and colleague who represented the very best of our country and our company. Ed’s distinguished service as a United States Marine for over 26 years and his dedicated support of the Sabre team and customers for over 7 years, were always characterized by his uncompromising values of honor, courage, and commitment. What is especially gratifying, is how Lauren and the Beal family epitomize those values that Ed treasured and lived. I was very touched by the Collier and Beal families, and the way they seemed to bond through this award. It was a truly great day for the Colliers, the Beals, and our entire Sabre family… and I could not have been more proud to be part of ensuring Ed’s legacy and memory through such a promising young professional like Lauren.”
Ed Collier served as a United States Marine for 26 years, and was a member of the NAVAIR Expeditionary Airfields (EAF) Program Management team for over 7 years. After retiring from the Marine Corps, Ed joined Sabre in 2010. Ed is survived by his wife Gwendolyn, daughters Daisha and Sash-sha; step children Daisi-Mae and Dereck-Henry, granddaughter Leila, and grandsons Kawika and Keanu.
About Sabre Systems, Inc.
Sabre Systems, Inc. provides specialized technology services and mission expertise to meet domestic and national priorities. We deliver integrated solutions using emerging technologies to provide cost effective, efficient and agile solutions for our clients.
Founded in 1989, Sabre provides rapid, effective, and affordable C4ISR, Cyber, Information Technology, Software Development, Systems Engineering/Integration, and Program Acquisition Management Support solutions that meet evolving national security and defense challenges posed by today’s complex world. Sabre has a successful history of on-point, innovative leadership in networked and integrated systems solutions designed in close collaboration with our clients. Privately held, Sabre is headquartered in Warrington, PA, and has major offices in Manasquan, NJ; Lexington Park and Belcamp, MD; Alexandria, VA; and Augusta, GA.