Arch Coal Foundation Kicks Off Annual Teacher Recognition Programs

      Arch Coal Foundation Kicks Off Annual Teacher Recognition Programs

PR Newswire

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 9, 2013

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Arch Coal Foundation has
officially kicked off its signature education support program – the Arch Coal
Teacher Achievement Awards – for the upcoming school year in West Virginia and
Wyoming. The announcement was made by Deck S. Slone, senior vice president of
Arch Coal, Inc. and president of the Arch Coal Foundation.


"We're big supporters of classroom teaching excellence," Slone said. "Superior
teachers are able to challenge their students to learn and then show them how
to succeed. Not only are such teachers examples for their colleagues and other
education leaders, but they are also champions for better education in their

The Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards Program is the longest-running,
privately sponsored teacher-recognition program in both West Virginia and
Wyoming. Award recipients each receive a $3,500 personal cash award as well as
widespread recognition. Program nominations will close Jan. 6, 2014.

"The Arch Coal Foundation has recognized hundreds of outstanding teachers over
the years," Slone said. "One key to the success of this unique program is that
the public nominates these special teachers, and then a blue-ribbon panel of
past recipients judges the applications."

In addition to the teacher awards program, the Arch Coal Foundation previously
announced plans to underwrite its seventh year of teacher grants in Delta
County, Colo. More information about all of the foundation's education support
programs is posted online at

U.S.-based Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) is one of the world's top coal producers
for the global steel and power generation industries, serving customers on
five continents. Its network of mining complexes is the most diversified in
the United States, spanning every major coal basin in the nation. The company
controls more than 5 billion tons of high-quality metallurgical and thermal
coal reserves, with access to all major railroads, inland waterways and a
growing number of seaborne trade channels. For more information, visit

SOURCE Arch Coal, Inc.

Contact: Kim Link, (314) 994-2936
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