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Jones Dairy Farm Establishes Scholarship for Culinary Students

Jones Dairy Farm, a 126-year-old family-owned-and-operated business and leader in all-natural breakfast sausage for the food service and retail industries, has extended its support for culinary arts education around the country by establishing an annual scholarship for Pennsylvania College of Technology students.

The Jones Dairy Farm Culinary Scholarship will benefit two students each year who are enrolled in the college’s culinary arts and systems bachelor-degree major or the culinary arts technology associate-degree major, have successfully completed two semesters, and have achieved a GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Representatives of Jones Dairy Farm visited Penn College’s hospitality programs to present the first Jones Dairy Farm Culinary Scholarship to a student. From left are Chef Charles R. Niedermyer, instructor of baking and pastry arts; Joe Moore, territory sales manager for Jones Dairy Farm; scholarship recipient Sarah B. Fiedler, a culinary arts and systems student from Lock Haven; Robb Dietrich, executive director of the Penn College Foundation; and Kate Hunter, manager for Peak Sales & Marketing, who earned associate degrees in food and hospitality management and culinary arts technology from Penn College in 2000.
Representatives of Jones Dairy Farm visited Penn College’s hospitality programs to present the first Jones Dairy Farm Culinary Scholarship to a student. From left are Chef Charles R. Niedermyer, instructor of baking and pastry arts; Joe Moore, territory sales manager for Jones Dairy Farm; scholarship recipient Sarah B. Fiedler, a culinary arts and systems student from Lock Haven; Robb Dietrich, executive director of the Penn College Foundation; and Kate Hunter, manager for Peak Sales & Marketing, who earned associate degrees in food and hospitality management and culinary arts technology from Penn College in 2000.

Based in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, Jones Dairy Farm produces high quality, all-natural sausage, naturally smoked ham and Canadian bacon, and dry-aged bacon for consumers around the world. More than 200 of the company’s products are certified gluten-free.

“Jones Dairy Farm has a long history of supporting the education of future leaders in the culinary industry,” said Robb Dietrich, executive director of the Penn College Foundation. “We’re excited for the students that they have decided to partner with Penn College by establishing this scholarship, and we look forward to expanding the relationship in the future.”

Representatives of Jones Dairy Farm recently visited the college to present an educational session and tasting of its products – working in the kitchen with culinary arts students to prepare the tasting items – and to present the scholarship to its first recipient, culinary arts and systems student Sarah B. Fiedler, of Lock Haven.

Those interested in contributing to a Penn College scholarship or establishing one can send a donation to the Penn College Foundation, One College Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701; give online or call the Institutional Advancement Office toll-free at 866-GIVE-2-PC (866-448-3272).

Students interested in applying for the Jones Dairy Farm Culinary Scholarship or any of the more than 200 scholarships administered by the Penn College Foundation should complete the online scholarship application.

To learn more about culinary arts and related majors at Penn College, call 570-327-4505.

For information about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education and workforce development, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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