Area Students Among 2022 Herb Gordon | MileOne Autogroup The NextMile Scholarship Recipients

Since 2014, MileOne Autogroup, the mid-Atlantic region’s largest automotive retail group and parent company of Herb Gordon | MileOne Autogroup, has supported employees and their families on the road to success through its NextMile Scholarship program. This program grants funding toward enrollment in a college, trade school or university. MileOne is pleased to announce that it has awarded 12 academic scholarships to area residents who are either employed by MileOne or are family members of employees of its Hall division and its corporate team. These awards represent just some of the academic scholarships totaling $232,500 for the 2022-2023 academic year, bringing the total contributions to scholarships over the nine-year history of the program to $1.8 million. In total, 93 students received scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year.   

“Since the launch of The Next Mile Scholarship program, we’ve supported the aspirations of deserving young people in our MileOne families who want to advance their education,” said Steven B. Fader, CEO for MileOne Autogroup. “All of us at MileOne Autogroup believe in the value of education, which unlocks unlimited opportunity for career and professional development.”      

Scholarships awarded through The NextMile Scholarship program allow students such as Justin I. Crosby of Baltimore, Maryland, to pursue their educational studies.  

Justin I. Crosby is working toward earning his certificate in automotive technology through the Lincoln Technical Institute. A two-time cancer survivor, his boundless interest in cars and sports-related fields fuels his education and career ambition. He looks forward to obtaining his ASE certification so that he can become a technician at Herb Gordon BMW of Catonsville.     

In addition to Crosby, the following area students received scholarships through The NextMile Scholarship program:  

  • Justin W. Adams of Catonsville, Maryland, a freshman biochemistry major at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.  
  • Connor P. Brennan of Ellicott City, Maryland, a freshman geography major at the University of Colorado Boulder.  
  • Divine C. Enyi of Laurel, Maryland, a freshman neuroscience major at the University of Maryland College Park.  
  • Danielle G. Fenton of Annapolis, Maryland, a senior health care management major at the University of Baltimore.  
  • Michael Koretsky of Rockville, Maryland, a biological sciences: CEBG major at the University of Maryland College Park.  
  • Makayla A. Lonon of Hyattsville, Maryland, a freshman chemistry and pre-pharmacy major at Xavier University of Louisiana.  
  • Lily C. Marr of Frederick, Maryland, a freshman interactive media design major at Milligan College.  
  • Julianna L. Menna of Glassboro, New Jersey, a junior studio art and graphic design major at Rowan University.  
  • Lauren E. Monnig of Montgomery Village, Maryland, a junior nursing major at the University of Maryland College Park.  
  • Steven C. Morgan of Hanover, Pennsylvania, a freshman astrophysics and astronomy major at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Daytona Beach Campus.  
  • Christian C. Smith of Owings Mills, Maryland, a freshman pharmacy major at the University of Maryland Baltimore.

In addition to supporting employees and their families with The NextMile Scholarship program, MileOne is an avid supporter of the communities it serves across the mid-Atlantic. Since its founding in 1997, the company has donated funds, volunteer hours and vehicles to hundreds of nonprofit organizations throughout the communities it serves. Under the newly launched MileOneCares corporate giving program, the company will primarily focus its philanthropic outreach on transportation-related initiatives. MileOneCares also supports the company’s 3,900 employees through The NextMile Scholarship program; the MileOne Support Fund, which provides financial assistance in times of disaster or emergency hardship; and an employee-nominated grant program, in which employees can apply for funds to support causes to which they are personally connected. For more information on the program, visit      


MileOne Autogroup represents 76 franchises with 25 automotive brands along with 54 Service Centers in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and North Carolina as part of the Hall, Heritage, Herb Gordon, Annapolis and MotorWorld divisions. The MileOne Autogroup model provides for all the automotive needs of its customers conveniently, on their terms. MileOne Autogroup is the largest automotive sales and service delivery network in the mid-Atlantic area. For more information on MileOne, visit