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Bellisio Foods Announces Fall Scholarship Recipients


Bellisio Foods Scholarship at FAO Supports Students Educational Goals

Jackson, OH – Bellisio Foods is pleased to announce its 2015 fall scholarship recipients from the Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO). Fall recipients include Kerrigan Hoover of Jackson County, Ohio, Jordan Mack of Dakota County, Minnesota, and Morgan Patin of DuPage County, Illinois.

The Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Bellisio Foods founder, Jeno Paulucci. The Fund awards scholarships to children and grandchildren of Bellisio Foods employees pursuing post-secondary education. Recipients are selected based on character, community service, financial need, and academic performance and potential.

“Bellisio Foods is honored to support our employees’ families as they pursue post-secondary education and the opportunities it provides,” said Joel Conner, chairman and CEO of Bellisio Foods. “Our founder believed strongly in supporting our young people in pursuing their dreams and we are proud to encourage them as they pursue their education.”

Kerrigan Hoover is a 2014 graduate of Jackson High School in Jackson, Ohio. She is currently a sophomore at Ohio Northern University where she is pursuing a degree in pharmacy. She is the daughter of Harold Hoover, an employee of Bellisio’s Jackson, Ohio location.

Jordan Mack is a 2014 graduate of Apple Valley High School in Dakota County, Minnesota. Jordan is currently studying criminal justice and law enforcement at Winona State University and plans to serve as a law enforcement officer. He is the son of Tamie Mack, an employee at Bellisio’s Austin, Minnesota location.

Morgan Patin is a 2014 graduate of Neuqua Valley High School in DuPage County, Illinois. Morgan is currently a sophomore at the University of Missouri in Columbia where she is pursuing a degree in journalism. She is the daughter of Joe Patin, an employee at Bellisio’s Minneapolis Location.

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio is pleased to partner with Bellisio Foods and others to support educational pursuits of students in our region and beyond. The Foundation’s mission is to create opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. A central part of this work is to support communities, in partnership with community partners like the Jackson County Community Foundation, across areas essential to community and regional quality of life. Called the Pillars of Prosperity, these areas include arts and culture, community and economic development, education, environmental stewardship, and health and human services.

To learn more about the Bellisio Foods Scholarship, as well as other FAO scholarships with applications opening on March 1, 2016, please visit www.AppalachianOhio.org or call 740.753.1111.

About the Jackson County Community Foundation

Jackson County residents created the Jackson County Community Foundation Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. The JCCF was created to help residents give locally, ensuring Jackson County resources benefit Jackson’s citizens and communities. It establishes a collective resource for all those looking to support Jackson County’s current and future opportunities through charitable giving. More information can be found at www.AppalachianOhio.org.

About the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is a regional community foundation serving the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. A 501(c)(3) public charity, the Foundation creates opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. For more information about FAO, visit www.AppalachianOhio.org.

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