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.