Case Farms, a leading poultry processor, recently awarded two $2,500 scholarships to children of Case Farms employees during the company’s annual Service Awards Dinners. Established in 2005 by Case Farms founder Thomas Shelton, the J. Leroy Cook Memorial Scholarship Program honors long-time Case Farms employee Leroy Cook, a former senior vice president of operations at the company. To date, Case Farms has given away more than $30,000 in college scholarships to children of Case Farms employees.

“Case Farms strongly believes in creating a community that not only supports its employees but their families as well,” said David Van Hoose, president and chief operating officer at Case Foods. “We are proud to provide these students with an opportunity to further their education and relieve some of the financial stresses associated with attending school.”

The 2011 J. Leroy Cook Memorial Scholarship recipients are: Alexandria Bryant, daughter of Harold Bryant – a supply clerk at the Case Farms Morganton, N.C. plant; and Ellen Jackson, daughter of Sam Jackson – the controller at the Case Farms Winesburg, Ohio plant. Bryant is an incoming freshman at North Carolina State University and plans to study polymer and color chemistry. Jackson, a rising junior at John Carroll University, is currently studying marketing and English.

Applicants underwent a competitive process, completing a questionnaire that was evaluated by three judges. Each year, winners are announced at the company’s Service Awards Dinner, an annual banquet held by each of the Case Farms’ three plant locations (Morganton, N.C.; Goldsboro, N.C.; and Winesburg, Ohio) recognizing long-tenured employees.


Source: Case Farms LLC