WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Titus Center for Franchising at Palm Beach Atlantic University recently awarded five scholarships to outstanding students during the center’s November Advisory Board meeting. There were more than 30 applications for the five scholarships which are provided by or in honor of prominent franchise professionals. Each scholarship is valued at $2,500.
“Thanks to our generous benefactors, Titus Center has once again been able to financially assist five of our outstanding students,” commented Dr. John P. Hayes, CFE, director of the center. “Our total scholarship endowment is approaching $400,000. We only use interest from the endowed funds to pay scholarships. Our goal is to attract five more benefactors and exceed $1 million for our scholarship fund.”
Scholarships were awarded as follows:
The Don Dwyer, Sr. Scholarship, named after the renowned founder of The Dwyer Group, was awarded to Delaney Hetzer. Hetzer has exhibited exemplary commitment to the Titus Center as an intern and continuously showcases leadership qualities and a strong understanding of the franchise ecosystem.
The JJ Prendamano Scholarship was awarded to Carson Quinn, a senior who has completed several internships while at PBA. The scholarship, named in memory of JJ Prendamano, a former leader at United Franchise Group, recognized Quinn’s dedication to franchising.
The Seiber Family Scholarship, provided by Geoff and Sherri Seiber, executives of FranFund, Inc., was awarded to student-athlete Alessia Passerini. In selecting Passerini, the Seibers commented about her dedication to academics and sports.
The Chick Fil A West Palm Beach Scholarship was presented to Frida Alsterhem who has achieved success academically, athletically, and as a student leader. Chick Fil A franchisee, Rob Morris, provides the scholarship.
The Kobel Family Scholarship, endowed by Ed and Becky Kobel, was presented to Mark Hanna for his commitment to making a positive impact in the franchising world. The Kobel Family Scholarship is used to empower the next generation of young leaders.
“All of us at the Titus Center for Franchising congratulate Delaney, Carson, Alessia, Frida and Mark for their achievements. These outstanding students represent the future of franchising, and we are confident that their passion and dedication will contribute to the continued success and innovation of the franchise methodology,” commented Dr. Hayes.
For more information about the Titus Center for Franchising visit TitusCenter.com.
About the Titus Center for Franchising:
The Titus Center of Franchising at Palm Beach Atlantic University, led by Dr. John Hayes and Dr. Christos Kelepuris, is dedicated to providing comprehensive education, research, and support for aspiring franchise professionals. Through innovative programs and industry partnerships, the center strives to develop the next generation of leaders who will shape the future of franchising.