The Justin Jenkins Military Scholarship is funded by the company in memory of an exemplary employee.

Hunter Communications, an Oregon-based fiber-optic internet and communications services provider, proudly announces the three winners of the Justin Jenkins Military Scholarship. The scholarship fund, created by Hunter Communications in memory of the late employee Justin Jenkins, a US Marine Corps veteran, funded three $2,500 Military Appreciation Scholarships for Veterans and active military personnel in the counties it serves.

Congratulations to:

Ryan Miller – Veneta, OR

Ryan Miller is a person of unwavering integrity and dedication. From his time in the United States Air Force, where he excelled in maintaining aircraft and upheld the core values of excellence, service, and integrity, to his present endeavors in video production and customer service, Ryan consistently goes the extra mile. His commitment to delivering the best possible work, providing valuable information, and fostering strong relationships with customers is a testament to his character. With a desire for continued growth and education, Ryan’s determination to excel in his field is matched only by his passion for helping others and making a positive impact.

Jim Cupples – Springfield, OR

A Marine and dedicated telecommunications professional, Jim embodies the values of honor, service, and compassion. Reflecting on the parallels between himself and Justin Jenkins, Jim deeply appreciates the guiding principles set forth by Hunter Communications. Putting people first and practicing servant leadership, Jim’s genuine care and support have positively impacted the lives of others. Making things easy for customers by going the extra mile has been instrumental in Jim’s personal success. Grateful for the opportunity provided by Hunter Communications, Jim expresses admiration for their commitment to remembering loved ones and upholding the Marine ethos of “Semper Fidelis.” Jim Cupples’ character is a testament to his unwavering dedication to serving others and embodying the values he holds dear.

Lyn Sheperd – Central Point, OR

A former US Marine with a passion for serving others, Lyn embodies the principles of compassion, integrity, and leadership. As a Registered Nurse, Lyn’s dedication is evident in his extensive experience in the Emergency Room and his commitment to supporting veterans through the Veterans Health Administration. Upholding the values of putting people first and doing the right thing, Lyn fosters inclusivity, transparency, and excellence in his nursing practice. Known for going the extra mile, Lyn’s recent acceptance into a prestigious Doctor of Nursing Practice program showcases his unwavering commitment to providing exceptional leadership and advocating for the well-being of veterans. Lyn Sheperd’s character is defined by his selfless dedication, servant leadership, and unwavering advocacy for those he serves.

The program received many applicants from eligible candidates who were enrolled or enrolling within the next year in a two- or four-year college or university, trade school, flight school, apprenticeship, or similar program. After careful evaluation of the applications, the three winners have been selected by a panel of veteran and non-veteran Hunter Communications employees and awarded the scholarships in recognition of their exceptional commitment to service.

Hunter Communications thanks all the applicants who submitted their essays detailing how they have
exhibited one, some, or all the company’s values, and recognizes their contributions to our nation’s
interests and values.

“Our commitment to honoring veterans and active military personnel runs deep at Hunter Communications. The Justin Jenkins Military Scholarship reflects our gratitude and dedication to
supporting and serving those who have served us all,” said Hunter Communications CEO Michael
Wynschenk. “It is our honor to offer educational opportunities in memory of Justin, a true hero.”

To show appreciation for their service, Hunter Communications also extends a Military Appreciation Offer that saves households of Veterans and active military personnel up to $30 per month. For more information, visit

About Hunter Communications

Hunter is headquartered in Medford, Oregon, where the company has established a legacy of service excellence and commitment to local communities. With multi-gig speeds, no data caps, competitive pricing, and customer service representatives who genuinely care, Hunter’s 3,000-plus mile fiber network is nationally recognized for performance and reliability.

In 2022, PC Magazine recognized Hunter as the top internet service provider for gamers in the Northwest. In 2020, BroadbandNow recognized Hunter with four Internet Service Provider Awards, including for fastest business internet speeds in Oregon and among the top ten nationwide.

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Sonja Anderson,, 541-350-2778