Erivan K. Haub School of Business to Recognize Haub Family

International business leaders and philanthropists will receive 20th Annual Hall of Fame Award

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

PHILADELPHIA (April 13, 2010) – Since 1988, the Erivan K. Haub family has supported business education at Saint Joseph’s University. The family’s generosity has given Saint Joseph’s access to resources for dramatic improvements to the business curriculum as well as physical expansion. On Thursday, April 29, Saint Joseph’s Erivan K. Haub School of Business (HSB) will express the University’s gratitude to the Haub family by recognizing Erivan, Helga, Karl-Erivan, Georg and Christian with the 20th annual Hall of Fame award. This is the first time the Haub School has celebrated a family with this honor.

The annual Hall of Fame award recognizes business leaders who exemplify the characteristics of excellence the school of business seeks to foster in its students. As recipients of this award, the Haub family is acknowledged for their dedication to the advancement of global communication, international trade, education, historic preservation, and environmental protection.

“The Haub family’s generosity has been transformational for Saint Joseph’s,” says University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J. “The entire Saint Joseph’s community is deeply grateful to the Haubs for their longtime support and friendship.”

The most notable change in business education at Saint Joseph’s came in 1997 when the College of Business and Administration received a gift from the Haub family to name the school. The Erivan K. Haub School of Business quickly grew to be the largest undergraduate Jesuit business school in the United States as well as one of the leading providers of graduate business education in Philadelphia.

In 1999, HSB received AACSB accreditation through the expansion of programs and soon ranked both locally and nationally as a leader in business education. AACSB has recently extended accreditation to the Haub School lauding the school’s “commitment to ethics, justice and social responsibility while experiencing rapid growth. “

“We have experienced dynamic change over the past decade, enhancing the Haub School’s reputation as a leader in quality business education,” says Joseph A. DiAngelo Jr., Ed.D. ’ 70, dean of HSB. “We are grateful to the Haub family’s support and partnership for making this growth possible.”

The annual Hall of Fame Award dinner will take place at the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown on Thursday, April 29, at 6 p.m. For additional information, contact Mary Finelli at 610-660-1645 or

About the Haub Family The Erivan K. Haub family owns the Tengelmann Group, one of Germany's largest food retailers and A&P, a Montvale, N.J. - based supermarket chain.

At the helm of the family, Erivan and Helga have received international recognition for their achievements. Most recently, Erivan was chosen as the first recipient of the International Earth Day Award for his environmental and sustainable development work. In 2004, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross 1st Class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his work as an entrepreneur and for engaging himself in an exceptional way for his fellow-beings, culture, charity and above all for the protection of the environment. In recognition of her economic and philanthropic contributions, Helga has been awarded the: Medal of Merit, United Air Force in Europe, Department of the Air Force; Spirit of Hope Award, U.S.O. World; Distinguished Public Service Medal, United States Department of Defense.

Media Contact

Carolyn Steigleman, Associate Director of University Communications, 610-660-1355,

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