Food Marketing Students Recognized by Genuardi’s

Friday, April 26, 2013

PHILADELPHIA (April 26, 2013) - The Genuardi Family Foundation has awarded two Saint Joseph’s University students academic scholarships. The awards, in honor of the Genuardi brothers, were given to sophomores in the food marketing program and will go toward the students’ remaining tuition at SJU.

Michael Bucher '15, a graduate of York Catholic High School in York, Pa., and Jessica Nevins '15, a graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Hingham, Mass., were both recognized with $10,000 scholarships.

The Genuardi Family Foundation makes it a point to invest in and improve the communities that were essential to the success of the Genuardi Family Markets when the family owned and operated the regional business.

Recipients of the award embody this dedication to community, which the Foundation stresses. In addition to his academic work, Bucher is founding president of Enactus, a student organization on campus committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. He also serves as president-elect of the Food Marketing Association, treasurer of Hawks Against Hunger, and participates in club lacrosse. Nevins is fundraising chair of the University's honor fraternity Phi Sigma Pi; a member of Net Impact, a student business ethics organization; and an active participant in the University's Appalachia service projects.

Both students plan to pursue careers in the food industry. Upon graduation, Bucher would like to pursue a doctoral degree and further research sustainable business practices in the field, while Nevins plans to seek employment with a non-profit organization committed to providing hunger-relief to the food insecure. Receiving this scholarship award will help the students finish their college careers and move closer to their goals.

Robert Higgins, executive director of the Academy of Food Marketing at Saint Joseph’s, expressed his gratitude for the students’ acknowledgement by the Genuardi family.

“The Genuardi Foundation has been supporting the food marketing scholarship program for 10 years, and is the largest per year scholarship in the entire food marketing program,” says Higgins. “We are very grateful for the Genuardi Family’s support.”

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Founded in 1851 in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, Saint Joseph’s University is a top-ranked Catholic University that provides a rigorous, student-centered education. With a total enrollment of 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students, SJU offers a wide-array of academic programs designed so that each graduate enters the world with a competitive resume and global perspective. This is achieved through intense academic study led by thought-leading faculty scholars, a comprehensive campus experience and robust study abroad, service-learning, internship and co-op programs. Upon graduation, nearly 100 percent of students are employed, pursuing advanced degrees or volunteering in prestigious service programs. A member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, SJU offers 20 Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports. SJU alumni – over 60,000 strong - provide a powerful network that spans the globe.

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