Glory Foods, Inc. Establishes Scholarship Fund at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State College for Food/Nutritional Science Majors

Jun 11, 1997, 01:00 ET from Glory Foods, Inc.

    COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- William (Bill) Williams, president
 of Glory Foods, Inc. has established a scholarship fund at North Carolina
 Agricultural and Technical State College (NC A&T) that targets students
 desiring to pursue degrees of study in Food & Nutritional Sciences.  The
 "Glory Foods Scholarship" will be available this fall to qualified students in
 increments of $1,000 per student, which can be renewed based upon academic
     Williams made the official announcement at NC A&T's annual Hall of Fame
 awards dinner held in Greensboro, North Carolina in a keynote address
 encouraging students to consider careers in food and agriculture and offered
 his support to help them accomplish this goal.  The Glory Foods Scholarship
 will provide much needed financial support to these students.  "I believe
 strongly in encouraging minority students to consider careers in food and
 agriculture because the cultural workforce is changing dramatically, and those
 corporations involved in the industry will need a more diverse group of
 professionals to help them define the challenges of the 21st century in terms
 of product services and delivery," explained Williams.
     Williams' continued effort to enhance minority opportunities in Food and
 Agriculture is also evident in his association with Ohio State University's
 College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.  Glory awards $2,000
 annually in scholarships to students enrolled in Ohio State's "Minorities In
 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences" program (MANRRS), a
 nationally recognized program listed as number one in the nation, for
 providing effective leadership development opportunities for minority
 students.  Williams co-chairs a development committee there seeking to raise
 $7 million in scholarship support over the next five years to retain and train
 minority students in agricultural science.
     Glory Foods distributes a full-line of pre-seasoned, heat-and-eat canned
 Southern vegetables and condiments, including such favorites as:  Collard
 Greens, Pinto Beans, Blackeyed Peas, Butter Beans, Okra, Sweet Potatoes and
 Hot Sauce seasoned with aged Cayenne Peppers.  Glory's products are available
 in over 4,000 supermarkets in 28 states.
     Students interested in applying for the Glory Foods Scholarship can
 contact Dr. Rosa Purcell at 910-334-7850.

SOURCE Glory Foods, Inc.