Student Spotlight: David R. Parsley Endowed Scholarship Fund for Supply Chain Management, Scholarship Recipient Janice Perez-Gomez
The National Restaurant Association Supply Chain Expert Exchange, in conjunction with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, created the David R. Parsley Endowed Scholarship Fund for Supply Chain Management to help develop the next generation of Supply Chain leaders in the restaurant and foodservice industry.
The goals of the 2023 program were as follows:
- Attract foodservice focused students to careers and organizations related to industry Supply Chain Management
- Empower individuals invested in restaurants and foodservice through financial and programmatic support
- Advance skills and retention of current industry professionals to support retention
These scholarships are available to undergraduate students pursuing degrees related to foodservice and the restaurant industry who express a deep interest in supply chain management.
A total of five scholarships were recently awarded and we are featuring each of them individually.
David R. Parsley Endowed Scholarship Fund for Supply Chain Management Scholarship Recipient: Janice Perez-Gomez
School: Suffolk University
Major/Field of Study: Business Administration and SCM & Operations
About: As a first-generation college student, this scholarship will be instrumental and make a profound impact on her academic journey. This scholarship represents much more than financial assistance. It signifies hope, the realization of dreams, and the culmination of her family’s aspirations. In high school, she got interested in supply chain after meeting with distributors from US. Foods and Accardi. They taught lectures on Supply Chain Management in the foodservice industry. She learned about emerging issues in foodservice such as increased food costs and shortages of main ingredients and the impact on consumers